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Reactions To Victory Over Wigan

Reactions To Victory Over Wigan

1. In the newsletter I reflected on just how many times we’ve beaten Wigan 4 or 5 nil since our first ever match against them when they joined the Premier League in 2005. There were times yesterday when you had to doubt whether a 4-0 was on the cards but somehow, like we usually do [...]

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Quick Reactions To United’s Victory Over Southampton

Quick Reactions To United’s Victory Over Southampton

1. Southampton had lost their opening two games of the season but had taken the lead twice against City at the Etihad, so they’re not total mugs. They took the lead twice against us too but this game was at their place. Despite an impressive opening ten minutes, with United playing some great football, we [...]

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Reactions to defeat against Everton

1. So there we go, this season starts in the same fashion that last season ended. Not playing very well, some nice moments, no defenders and disappointment. In the newsletter ahead of the game I said dropping points at Everton wasn’t the end of the world. I imagined we could draw there, with a defeat [...]

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Reactions To Defeat Against City

1. So, there we have it. Just like Manchester City, we’ve managed to throw away an eight point lead. To pick up four points from four games at this stage of the season is so un-United that I don’t really know what to say about it. What are we playing at? Last weekend’s game was [...]

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Reactions To Everton Draw

1. When Manchester United are winning 4-2 at home with seven minutes remaining you assume the points are in the bag. There is always the possibility the opposition might be able to claw one more back but a team of United’s experience, at this stage and the season, can be relied upon to get the [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Villa

1. After dropping points against Wigan and seeing City batter Norwich 6-1, it was so important we went out and got a result against Villa. A scrappy 1-0 would have done but it was pleasing to see us go out and batter Villa to swing the momentum in our favour again. The second half performance [...]

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Reactions To Defeat Against Wigan

1. We all know United do things the hard way but at no point did I think we would lose to Wigan yesterday. If not for dreadful decisions by the linesman at the weekend, Wigan would have beaten Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but I underestimated their ability and the impact the sense of injustice from [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over QPR

Reactions To Victory Over QPR

1. The latest of a long line of must-win games, we had to yet again overcome playing a team that had no other game plan than to stick all their players behind the ball and hope we couldn’t break them down. It doesn’t half make for a dull game of football. We got the three [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Blackburn

Reactions To Victory Over Blackburn

1. A month ago today Manchester United were five points behind Manchester City at the top of the table. The blues’ had a goal difference superior to ours by 13. We are now five points clear at the top with just one goal difference, with us now having scored more than them. By the time [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Fulham

1. What was clear from the very start of the game was that Manchester United were far superior to Fulham. The only question was whether we were going to be able to break them down, with Martin Jol setting them up 11 men behind the ball for large chunks of the game. Ahead of kick-off [...]

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What Athletic Bilbao Defeat Means

For the first time since the 2001-2002 season, Manchester United will not play in a cup final, after losing to Athletic Bilbao over both legs. The Spaniards were just better than us. Much better than us in fact. It makes a mockery of Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments last month about how good this current squad [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Spurs

Reactions To Victory Over Spurs

1. We needed to win yesterday and we did. There would have been no shame in drawing or even losing to the third best team in the country away from home but, with City winning on Saturday, we really couldn’t afford to drop any points. The pressure that was on the team ahead of kick-off [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Norwich

Reactions To Victory Over Norwich

1. Days like yesterday have the potential to win you or lose you the title. When it’s 1-1 with 90 minutes played after a lacklustre second half you’re thinking it’s a day that could lose you the title. It doesn’t matter that Norwich have performed so well this season, sitting in 8th place despite getting [...]

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Reactions To Draw Against Chelsea

Reactions To Draw Against Chelsea

1. At the start of the day I’d have taken a point at Stamford Bridge. We never win there, regardless of which team goes in to the game in better form, so a draw is a decent enough result. Don’t forget that City lost there a few weeks ago, so despite some of their drab [...]

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Reactions To Victory Over Arsenal

Reactions To Victory Over Arsenal

1. After the man that should have been sent off for a nasty stamp won and scored a match winning penalty in injury time for Manchester City, you had to wonder whether today was going to be our day. There had been plenty of talk of “revenge” from Arsenal players ahead of kick-off, in reference [...]

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