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STATS: Are United in trouble with tough games ahead?

In the games that remain, much has been made that United have tougher fixtures than the teams around them. But is that such a bad thing? When looking at our results against the top teams in the league, United have faired pretty well this season. Chelsea Drew 1-1 (h) City Lost 1-0 (a) Arsenal Won [...]

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RoM Reads

The Telegraph discusses Di Maria’s crisis in confidence. The Mirror reports on Van Gaal’s desire to sign a contract extension. Goal reports on Rooney’s defence of Brown. RoM newsletter going out today. Sign up here. Buy a copy of the excellent Made in Manchester e-book. All profit to charit.

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Herrera: I want to win trophies with United

Ander Herrera has claimed that he has come to Manchester United to win trophies but is prepared to play his part in the squad, even if that means not starting all the time. They remember the Europa League games! We played very, very well. But now I think they respect me because I want 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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A Premier League record for Wayne Rooney

A Premier League record for Wayne Rooney

With his two goals against Sunderland today, Wayne Rooney has become the first player in Premier League history to score at least 10 goals a season for 11 years running. He’s currently on 10 goals from 23 appearances, putting him the joint 8th (with Van Persie) highest scorer in the league, which isn’t bad going [...]

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“Januzaj was terrific!”

Adnan Januzaj probably put in his best performance of the season so far after replacing the disappointing Angel di Maria at half-time. United went on to score two goals in the second half, with Januzaj’s shot leading to Wayne Rooney’s second, which has earned him praise from Ashley Young. He was terrific. As a winger, [...]

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VIDEO: Rooney’s goals vs Sunderland

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VIDEO: United’s most popular chant at the moment

Oh what a night Late in May in 1999 Ole scored a goal in injury time What a feeling What a night

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STATS: Di Maria vs Januzaj

You could probably see for yourself that Adnan Januzaj completely outperformed Angel di Maria in today’s match, justifying Louis van Gaal’s decision to make the half-time substitution. Shots Di Maria – 2 (0 on target) Januzaj – 4 (2 on target) Passes Di Maria – 16/22 (73%) Januzaj – 23/25 (92%) Attacking third passes Di [...]

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LvG: We were better after Di Maria sub

Angel di Maria endured a dreadful 45 minutes for Manchester United this afternoon in our 2-1 win over Sunderland. Bereft of confidence, the Argentinean couldn’t get much of anything right, apart from a couple of decent crosses in to the box. Di Maria was replaced at half-time by Adnan Januzaj, who went to put in [...]

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LIVE BLOG: Manchester United v Sunderland

Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to Republik of Mancunia’s Live Blog coverage of Manchester United v Sunderland at Old Trafford. On paper, this is one of the kinder fixtures left to play this season, but with the pressure on to secure a top four place, will the reds be able to hold their nerve?

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: United vs Sunderland

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Young, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao. Subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Wilson.

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Blackett: I’ve grown up going to Old Trafford to watch United

Tyler Blackett signed a contract extension this week that will keep him at Manchester United until 2017. The young defender has revealed he has grown up going to watch United play and that it’s a dream come true to be playing for the first team. I’ve always been a United fan and this is the [...]

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Jones: Rojo plays in the right way

Phil Jones has sung the praises of his team mate, Marcos Rojo, after the Argentinean has settled in well after moving to the Premier League from Portugal. Since Marcos has come he’s played the right way and in the way we’ve wanted to play. It’s difficult to come over to a different country and a [...]

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LvG: Maybe Falcao and Wilson will work against Sunderland

With Robin van Persie ruled out with an ankle injury, Louis van Gaal has claimed that James Wilson may start alongside Radamel Falcao for United’s game against Sunderland this afternoon. It is a process between players. When Falcao is used to playing with van Persie then, when he plays with Wilson, he starts another process. [...]

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