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Five key thoughts following Liverpool 1-2 United as Mata’s brace secures a crucial victory

Manchester United picked up a vital three points as they defeated rivals Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield. Juan Mata scored a brace, including a fantastic overhead kick to fire Louis van Gaal’s men into pole position to make it into the top four. Steven Gerrard came on as a half time substitute for the hosts but [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur as Rooney emphatically replies to boxing row

Manchester United bounced back from their FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal with a convincing victory against Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. Goals from Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney sent the Red Devils just two points behind Manchester City and one behind Arsenal. With the crunch clash at Anfield against rivals [...]

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Five key thoughts following Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal as Welbeck returns to haunt his old club

Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Arsenal at Old Trafford. Former Red Devils striker Danny Welbeck scored the winner after a Wayne Rooney header had quickly cancelled out a Nacho Monreal opener. In an entertaining but ultimately disappointing evening, Angel Di Maria also saw [...]

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Five key thoughts following Newcastle 0-1 Man Utd as Ashley Young steals three points for the Red Devils

Manchester United picked up a 1-0 victory away at Newcastle on Wednesday night to remain in fourth place in the Premier League. Ashley Young scored a late winner following a Tim Krul error to secure Louis van Gaal’s side the three points and a third straight victory at St James’ Park. The Dutchman opted to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 2-0 Sunderland – Van Gaal’s men get the job done after controversial Brown red card

Manchester United recorded their 11th win in 14 Premier League home games with a 2-0 victory over relegation threatened Sunderland at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney scored twice as the Red Devils moved up to third position in the table, ahead of top four rivals’ Arsenal and Liverpool’s games on Sunday. The game was overshadowed by [...]

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Five key thoughts following Swansea City 2-1 Manchester United

Manchester United were defeated 2-1 by Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Despite dominating for large periods, Louis van Gaal’s side were on the wrong end of the score-line for only the second time in their last 20 matches. It was the first defeat United have suffered outside of Manchester since the [...]

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Five key thoughts following Preston North End 1-3 United – Herrera, Fellaini and Rooney set up FA Cup quarter final against Arsenal

Manchester United came from behind to defeat Preston North End on Monday night to set-up a mouth-watering clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford in the FA Cup quarter-final. Goals from Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and a Wayne Rooney penalty turned the game on its head after a deflected Scott Laird strike had put the home [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 3-1 Burnley as under-par Reds move up to third in the Premier League

Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to move back up to third place in the Premier League table. An unusual brace from centre back Chris Smalling and a Robin Van Persie penalty sent an extremely under par United above Southampton, who were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham. Louis Van Gaal opted [...]

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Five key thoughts following West Ham 1-1 United

Manchester United snatched a late leveller against West Ham on Sunday to record their sixth away league draw of the season. Cheikhou Kouyate had put the Hammers ahead with a close range deflected effort from a set piece at the start of the second half but Daley Blind volleyed home in stoppage time to salvage [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 3-1 Leicester City

Manchester United exacted revenge on bottom of the table Leicester City with a comfortable 3-1 victory at Old Trafford.  The Foxes, who had beaten United 5-3 in the reverse fixture, were on the receiving end of a flurry of first half goals. Robin Van Persie opened the scoring before Radamel Falcao bundled in a second [...]

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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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