What do you want, blood?

By Nathan Lewis Last weekend’s defeat in the Manchester derby has given renewed impetus to the doubting Thomas’ both inside and outside United’s support. Concern over defensive frailties persist with Louis van Gaal forced to field a central pairing of Michael Carrick and Paddy McNair for a large portion of the second half at Eastlands, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) What began with optimism crashed into disappointment as the blue half of Manchester celebrated another derby victory against the Reds. As is common with derbies, the final score-line perhaps doesn’t reflect the affair and it was far from a routine 1-0 win for the home side. Nevertheless, despite an admirable display […]

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SEA View: Underwhelming And Impressive Performers

By Alan Brennan In this edition of SEA View: Alan shares his thoughts on the players that have had an impressive start to the season and the players who have not. It has been a bizarre start to the season to say the least. Going forward we have been fantastic to watch and the pace […]

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SEA View: Louis Van Gaal: The Good And The Bad

In this edition of SEA View: David, Bob and Matthew discuss what has impressed them about Louis van Gaal and what could he do better. What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below CLICK HERE. David (writer) Louis van Gaal arrived at Manchester United on the back of an unmistakably disastrous campaign and […]

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SEA View: Reflections On The Season So Far And Lessons Learned

In this edition of SEA View we discuss the season so far, the lessons learned and what we’d like to see improved in the immediate future. What are your thoughts? Share in the comments section below CLICK HERE. Jason (writer and moderator) We are 7 league games into the Louis van Gaal era and it’s […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-1 Everton

By Jason Freeman 1) De Gea – match winning goalkeeper The only regular starter to come out of last season with any credit, he saved us many times from drawing or losing. At the end of last season his efforts were recognised by both the players and the fans as he picked up both first […]

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5 Things We Learned: Leicester City 5-3 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1) Defensively shambolic It might be a startlingly obvious place to start, but the defensive capitulation in the second half at the King Power Stadium on Sunday has to go down as one of United’s worst ever moments in the Premier League. Against QPR, the new signings combined to restore optimism to […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) After an underwhelming start to the season Manchester United recorded their first competitive victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon. In truth, the London side were woeful but the Red Devils delivered an encouraging display littered with positives. The excellent Angel Di Maria […]

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SEA View: Welbeck or Falcao – Short Term vs. Long Term

Welcome to a new feature on Stretford End Arising called SEA View. Throughout the season members of SEA’s writing team, moderators & forum users will share their thoughts on a topical discussion point. Today we discuss whether the club has made the right long term decision by bringing in Radamel Falcao and releasing Danny Welbeck. […]

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Sporting Lisbon Fan Discusses Marcos Rojo

By Gonçalo Rojo initially struggled and had a tough start to life at Sporting. We all could see he was technically excellent (considering he is a central defender) and his physical attributes were very good (fast and strong, which is a promising mix), however his positioning was poor, and as a team we were a […]

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5 Things We Learned: Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United travelled to Burnley in search of their first win of the season having been buoyed by the arrival of Angel Di Maria during the week. The Argentinian made his debut in midfield before a lack of match fitness took its toll, and the Reds laboured to a disappointing 0-0 […]

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The Curious Case Of Nani

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha; if only his list of match winning performances was as long as his name. However, despite undoubted talent Nani (as he is more commonly known) has produced a Manchester United career to date lamentably characterised and beset by one thing: inconsistency. Having joined the club on […]

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