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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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Reactions to United’s defeat against Bayern Munich

1. If someone had told you when the draw was made that United would lose 4-2 on aggregate, you would probably be fairly happy with that. The expectation was that United were going to get battered and a 4-2 to scoreline is pretty reasonable. We are the 7th best team in England playing against the [...]

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Reactions to United’s draw with Bayern Munich

1. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, you always fancied United to pull off a result, even if all the odds were stacked against them. This season things have been different. Following the desperately disappointing performances and results against Liverpool and City over the past few weeks, when the players couldn’t rise above their usual form and [...]

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Reactions to United’s victory over Aston Villa

1. United won a game! At home! Oh, happy day! Thanks to that victory, now only eight teams have picked up more points at home than us. Carry on like this and we’ll soon be competing with Stoke and Southampton’s home form! In all seriousness, that was a good performance from United today and we [...]

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Reactions to defeat against Chelsea

1. There can’t have been too many United fans who were expecting a result at Stamford Bridge. Surely a draw was the best we could hope for. Still, it doesn’t make it any less disappointing to have your expectations confirmed and an easy 3-1 win for Chelsea made for a disappointing Sunday afternoon. At 2-0, [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Swansea

1. Having lost three games in a row, with the papers telling us we have to go back to 1961 to find the last time United lost four consecutive games, the pressure was on yesterday. The players and manager keep talking about how the results are unacceptable, but very little seemed to be changing. It [...]

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Six wins but still sixth

Manchester United finished the year with the kind of incoherent performance that has had the fans a flutter this season. The 1-0 victory over Norwich required the most obliging opponents imaginable and a fair slice of luck. But the wins are coming now, and the club finish December more in expectation than in dread. Norwich [...]

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Reactions to United’s win over Hull

1. Before today, Hull had conceded 3 goals at home all season. The team closest to that is City with 5 goals conceded at home, followed by Liverpool and Arsenal on 6 goals. You probably would expect the league’s best defensive record at home to belong to a club in the bottom half of the [...]

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Reactions to United’s win over West Ham

1. United started the game strongly and gave the fans the reassurance early on that we wouldn’t be losing our third league game in a row at home. There was attack after attack from United, with it appearing to be only a matter of time before we put one away. It was so reassuring to [...]

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Reactions to United’s victory over Aston Villa

1. Well that was a relief. Not just three points in the bag but United actually looked like a half decent side again. I made the trip to Aston yesterday and wasn’t entirely sure what I had in store for me. We’re so hit and miss that you genuinely couldn’t rule out us absolutely thrashing [...]

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