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CSKA Preview – Five Keys to Victory

CSKA Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Little over two weeks ago, United fans were celebrating a rousing, if not slightly unexpected 3-0 away victory at Goodison Park. Since then, things have begun to stagnate a little, with four successive draws, one of which saw the Reds embarrassed at home to Middlesbrough in the League Cup via a penalty shootout. Van Gaal’s [...]

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Everton Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Everton Preview – Five Keys to Victory

After a fairly promising, albeit unspectacular opening to the Premier League campaign, which had led to Louis van Gaal leading the club to the top flight’s summit for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game, United were sent crashing down to earth in their last outing. The crushing defeat demolition suffered at the [...]

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Arsenal Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Arsenal Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Arsenal Preview: Five Keys to Victory It has been a superb fornight for Louis van Gaal and Manchester United. Since returning from Eindhoven deflated from both a 2-1 defeat and the long-term loss of Luke Shaw, the Reds have responded in style, notching four consecutive victories and sitting pretty at the top of the Premier [...]

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Wolfsburg Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Wolfsburg Preview: Five Keys to Victory

If United’s Champions League campaign hadn’t got off to a bad enough start with defeat in Eindhoven, then a horrific long-term injury to the blossoming Luke Shaw proved to be icing on a rather unsavoury cake. It was a less than ideal way for the club to reacquaint themselves with Europe’s premier competition, but the [...]

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Sunderland Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Sunderland Preview: Five Keys to Victory

A midweek victory over Ipswich laid to rest the ghosts of last year’s capitulation at the hands of MK Dons, banishing them firmly to the archives. With United in the pursuit of their first silverware of the Louis van Gaal era, the Reds took a step towards doing so, in a competition which looks extremely [...]

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Southampton Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Southampton Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Much like when approaching a crunch home fixture with Liverpool last weekend, United must once again pick themselves up and dust themselves off following a 2-1 defeat to PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Against Liverpool they achieved that, perhaps by virtue of defensive errors by the visitors offering glaring openings, but either way, the Reds came [...]

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PSV Preview – Five Keys to Victory

PSV Preview – Five Keys to Victory

After 18 excruciating months, United make their long-awaited return to the Champions League proper tonight as they take on the Dutch champions, PSV. A 3-1 victory over North-West rivals, Liverpool on Saturday, once again might not have offered too much encouragement by way of performance, but nonetheless, a significant victory against our rivals offered the [...]

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Liverpool Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Liverpool Preview – Five Keys to Victory

The first international break of the season often offers a largely unwelcome interruption to the long awaited return of the domestic football season, but on this occasion, it offered Manchester United plenty in the way of positives. The Reds last tasted action on 30th August as Louis van Gaal’s men suffered their first defeat of [...]

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Swansea Preview – Five Keys to Victory

Swansea Preview – Five Keys to Victory

In a week that began with United fans having to witness our first dropped points of the season, followed by a blistering start to his Chelsea career from long-term target/non-target, Pedro, we reach the weekend and round four of the Premier League in far greater spirits. The more impatient among us spent Sunday and Monday [...]

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Club Brugge 2nd-Leg: Five Keys to Victory

Club Brugge 2nd-Leg: Five Keys to Victory

Manchester United suffered something of a reality check when they took on Newcastle at the weekend. But United’s problems stemmed more of their own doing and their own lack of cutting edge and attacking prowess for which we have grown accustomed to over recent decades. Louis van Gaal’s men have the chance to put their [...]

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Newcastle Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Newcastle Preview: Five Keys to Victory

It’s been a rather eventful week for Manchester United fans. Most have spent the few days untwisting knickers after seeing Pedro and Otamendi join Chelsea and Man City respectively (I promise that’ll be the only mention of them in this piece), let’s not forget in amongst all panic, frustration and lambasting hurled towards Ed Woodward, [...]

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Club Brugge Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Club Brugge Preview: Five Keys to Victory

It’s Champions League football, but not as we know it. Europe’s premier competition returns to Old Trafford this evening after a brief hiatus, but the unfamiliar situation of a two-legged qualifier with Club Brugge means that celebration of a return to Europe’s top table should hold on just a little longer. Friday’s 1-0 victory over [...]

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Five key thoughts following Aston Villa 0-1 United – Januzaj bags the winner to maintain United’s 100% record

Manchester United continued their 100% start to the new campaign with a hard fought victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park. After thousands of people were caught in the traffic mayhem of the M6 pre-match, making many question playing any future Premier League games on a Friday night, Adnan Januzaj scored the winner to send [...]

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Villa Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Villa Preview: Five Keys to Victory

Manchester United’s 15/16 campaign began in a much similar vein to many of last season’s performances; tense, nail-biting, unconvincing, but, ultimately achieving the correct result. Obviously that is of paramount importance to the side, particularly in the Premier League opener which the manager will hope can provide some much needed momentum, a stark contrast to [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur – Own goal enough for victory as Red Devils get off to solid start

Manchester United began the 2015-16 Premier League season with a narrow 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford. The Red Devils learned from their troubles at home to Swansea on the opening weekend of the previous season by taking very few risks and getting the job done through a Kyle Walker own goal despite [...]

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