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LvG: Rooney is happy in midfield

In the summer of 2013, Wayne Rooney wanted to leave Manchester United and Chelsea were the favourites to sign him. Having been played out of position on a number of occasions under Sir Alex Ferguson, who had since retired, Rooney later voiced his unhappiness in being used as a midfielder instead of a striker. For [...]

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Preston Preview: Five Keys To Victory

Preston Preview: Five Keys To Victory

As we begin to enter the business end of the season, with important games coming thick and fast, it’s important for United to kick into next gear, starting with a tricky FA Cup fifth round away tie at Deepdale. In truth, things are nowhere near as depressing for United as most would have you believe, [...]

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LvG: Rooney is my best striker

Wayne Rooney appears to be wasted in midfield at the moment. He struggles to have the same impact on the game as he does when he plays up front, and his inclusion in the centre of the park means that superior midfielders, like Ander Herrera, miss out. Louis van Gaal has claimed that Rooney is [...]

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Young: Wes Brown is the toughest defender I’ve ever faced

Ashley Young has answered questions from the fans for the official site. How has playing for United shaped you as a person and a footballer? When you come to the biggest club in the world as soon as you walk through the door you can see the size of the club. Over the years I [...]

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PICTURE: Barcelona want to sign Mata

PICTURE: Barcelona want to sign Mata

Mundo Deportivo claim that Barcelona were interested in signing Juan Mata in 2010 and 2014, and now they’re interested in him again. The paper claims that the interest has been confirmed by several sources at the club but, thanks to FIFA’s transfer ban, he wouldn’t be able to sign for them until January 2016 at [...]

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Paul Scholes vs Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal has come under plenty of criticism under recent weeks for the style of football Manchester United are playing. The results haven’t been too bad, with United currently sitting third in the league and in the next round of the FA Cup, but the football hasn’t been exciting to watch. Paul Scholes, in [...]

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Van Gaal: I want to win FA Cup for the fans

Ahead of United’s FA Cup game against Preston on Monday, Louis van Gaal has claimed he hopes he can win the trophy for the fans. It’s always the same because you know the world is for the underdog and we have to play away under the same circumstances as at Cambridge or Yeovil, so it [...]

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STATS: Goals per game for PL midfielders aged 23

STATS: Goals per game for PL midfielders aged 23

Cristiano Ronaldo had the best goals per game ratio when he was aged 23, with his birthday falling in 2008. This is followed by Christian Erikson, then Eden Hazard, then Paul Scholes. Stats from @klausegelund.

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Shaw: I hope I can keep my place after red card

Luke Shaw hasn’t had the best starts to life at Manchester United, with injuries meaning he hasn’t had a consistent run in the team, and Ashley Young keeping him out when he returned. Against West Ham, Shaw picked up a second yellow late on, leaving him suspended, but he hopes that he can win his [...]

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Five key thoughts from United 3-1 Burnley as under-par Reds move up to third in the Premier League

Manchester United defeated Burnley 3-1 to move back up to third place in the Premier League table. An unusual brace from centre back Chris Smalling and a Robin Van Persie penalty sent an extremely under par United above Southampton, who were held to a goalless draw at home to West Ham. Louis Van Gaal opted [...]

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CONFIRMED LINE UP vs Burnley

De Gea, McNair, Jones, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Di Maria, Januzaj, Rooney, van Persie, Falcao.

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STATS: Is LvG right about United’s long ball tactics?

STATS: Is LvG right about United’s long ball tactics?

Sports Matrix have produced an infographic which looks at United’s build style, following the on-going debate about long balls. If you needed stats to show you that United aren’t a long ball team, here they are, showing that, like most teams who are desperate for points at the end of a game, resort to booting [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott writes for ESPN about tonight’s game against Burnley. EuroSport has an interesting article on the long ball claim. The Guardian is critical of Van Gaal’s pamphlet. The Mirror reports on Paul Scholes’ reaction to Van Gaal taking on Allardyce. Download the free RoM app.

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PICTURE: LvG vs Allardyce

PICTURE: LvG vs Allardyce

Following United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham, Sam Allardyce claimed that his team couldn’t cope with United’s “long ball” strategy. In the end, we couldn’t cope with the long balls Manchester United kept putting in the box. It was just, thump it forward and see what they could get. In the end, it paid off [...]

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McNair: Playing for United is a dream come true

Paddy McNair made his debut for United back in September in our 2-1 win over West Ham and has gone on to play 12 games for the club in all competitions. Yesterday, he signed a contract extension at the club which will see him stay at the club until 2017. To make my debut for [...]

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