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Five key thoughts from Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

Manchester United suffered the humiliation of being held to a goalless draw by League Two side Cambridge United on Friday night. The hosts, who sit in mid-table in the fourth tier of English football, earned a deserved replay after United failed to create enough chances throughout. Luckily for the Red Devils, the replay should not [...]

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Five key thoughts following QPR 0-2 United

Manchester United got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-0 victory away at QPR on Saturday. Second half goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson were enough to claim victory after both goalkeepers had made a number of saves throughout. The result leaves the Red Devils in fourth place in the Premier [...]

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Van Gaal has some MAJOR issues to address – Five key thoughts following United 0-1 Southampton

The streak is over. Manchester United surrendered their 10–match unbeaten run against a solid Southampton side, who produced a brilliant away performance to show why they are a genuine top four contender. It is the first time since 1988 that the Saints have won at Old Trafford and the first time since United failed to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United’s busy Premier League festive period

The busy Premier League festive period has reached its climax. The three games over Christmas and New Year saw Manchester United stretch their unbeaten run to 10 games and remain in third position in the table. Louis Van Gaal’s men now sit nine points behind joint leaders Chelsea and Manchester City, but just one point [...]

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Five key thoughts following Aston Villa 1-1 United

Manchester United’s six-match winning streak came to an end against Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils were held to a 1-1 draw by their hosts as Radamel Falcao’s powerful header cancelled out a stunning strike from Christian Benteke in the first half. The result means United are now seven points behind neighbours Manchester [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Liverpool

Manchester United gave themselves a cushion in the top four of the Premier League with a solid 3-0 win over rivals Liverpool. After missing several chances of their own, Brendan Rodgers’ men were put to the sword as goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin Van Persie sealed a comfortable win for the Red [...]

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Five key thoughts following Southampton 1-2 United

Manchester United made it five wins in a row in the Premier League after coming out of a poor match against high flying Southampton with a 2-1 victory. The result moved the Red Devils up to third position in the Premier League, with just Chelsea and Manchester City above them in the table. Robin Van [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 2-1 Stoke City

It may have been a struggle at times but Manchester United managed to make it four wins on the trot on Tuesday night with a 2-1 win over Stoke City at Old Trafford. A towering Marouane Fellaini header was cancelled out by Steven N’Zonzi’s powerful strike from the edge of the area before half time. [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Hull City

Louis Van Gaal’s impressive home record as Manchester United manager continued as they eased to a 3-0 victory over Hull City at the weekend. The Red Devils are unbeaten at Old Trafford since the opening day defeat to Swansea City and are finally beginning to dominate games that they should be dominating. Chris Smalling opened [...]

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Five key thoughts following Arsenal 1-2 United

Manchester United picked up their first away win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates. After a cagey first period, Kieran Gibbs turned Antonio Valencia’s sharply struck cross into his own net just after half time to give United something to hang onto. A solid and gritty defensive performance laid [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 1-0 Crystal Palace

Manchester United laboured to a 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace to move up to sixth position in the fledgling Premier League table. Substitute Juan Mata’s second half strike was enough to seal all three points for the Red Devils who had previously gone three games without a win. The result is Louis Van Gaal’s fourth [...]

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Five key thoughts following United’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City

Manchester United were condemned to their third league defeat of the season by neighbours Manchester City on Sunday. Sergio Aguero’s second half strike was enough to separate the sides in a 1-0 victory for the hosts after a strange game which saw United reduced to ten men in the first period. Chris Smalling was sent [...]

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Five things we learnt from West Brom 2-2 United

Manchester United salvaged a late draw away at West Bromwich Albion, after finding themselves behind twice in the match, thanks to a powerful strike from Daley Blind. Despite the double comeback, the result will have to go down as two points lost for the Red Devils as they paid for two sloppy defensive errors, having [...]

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Five things we learnt from United 2-1 Everton

Manchester United made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season to catapult themselves into the top four for the first time in 14 months with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Following the media’s overreaction to an admittedly under par first five games, [...]

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Louis van Gaal Must Make Old Trafford a Fortress Again

Old Trafford. It is a name that conjures many memories, most of which, given over two decades of unparalleled success, are happy ones. It is also a name that, during the last quarter of a century, has struck fear into the hearts of those who have visited it, for it had become a fortress; more [...]

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