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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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Hull Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Hull Preview: Five Keys To Victory

So here we are my friends, the final game of Manchester United’s 14/15 season as the Reds face the prospect of a relatively meaningless encounter (for us anyway) with Hull City. A seven-goal swing remains unlikely at this stage meaning Louis van Gaal will be forced to settle for fourth place when the dust has [...]

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Five key thoughts following United 1-1 Arsenal – Van Gaal achieves his first aim after qualifying for the Champions League

It was not a classic Manchester United v Arsenal affair but it was an intriguing tactical battle between two sides who have qualified for the Champions League next season. The Red Devils took the lead through an Ander Herrera volley from an Ashley Young cross and dominated the majority of the game before a late [...]

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Five key thoughts following Crystal Palace 1-2 United – Top four almost secured after Memphis Depay deal is confirmed

Manchester United picked up a crucial victory as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park. A first half Juan Mata penalty and a Marouane Fellaini header sandwiched a Jason Puncheon free kick as the Red Devils all-but secured a return to the Champions League after a year out. After Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea, Brendan [...]

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Five key thoughts following Manchester United 0-1 West Brom – Three straight defeats sees top four race resume

Manchester United suffered a third straight Premier League defeat after a 1-0 loss against a resilient West Bromwich Albion side at Old Trafford. The sluggish Red Devils were restricted to long range efforts for the majority of the game as the Baggies chose to sit deep and allow United to pass the ball in front [...]

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Five key thoughts following Everton 3-0 Manchester United as Van Gaal’s men are given a major reality check

It was a very disappointing day for Manchester United as they suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of Everton at Goodison Park. James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas goals condemned United to back-to-back league defeats for the first time under Louis van Gaal and put their quest to finish in the top [...]

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Everton Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Everton Preview: Five Keys To Victory

United’s six-game winning run came to a cruel and unfortunate end last week at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea edged a 1-0 victory courtesy of an Eden Hazard counter. Late injuries to Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones didn’t look to hamper United’s performance too much besides a shift in the side which [...]

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Five key thoughts following Chelsea 1-0 United – Hazard the difference as Van Gaal’s men are unlucky in defeat

Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat to a sturdy Chelsea side, who moved one step closer to the Premier League title. It was a harsh defeat but the Red Devils will have learnt a massive lesson after failing to break down Jose Mourinho’s men. David De Gea’s main rival for PFA Player of the [...]

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Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

So… It happened again. Van Gaal’s carpet has been lifted as high as possible, with a sub-standard beginning to his tenure and ridiculous David Moyes comparisons swept underneath and into the darkest crevises and beyond reach following a rousing 4-2 derby win last weekend. With United holding down third place with an eight point advantage [...]

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