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5 Things We Learned: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1. Something has to give When Louis van Gaal started work in July his first dilemma was how to fit his best 3 players into the same team. Having judged that his wide options were not good enough to play his favoured 4-3-3 system his solution was to play a 3-4-1-2 formation […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Swansea City

By Jason Freeman 1. History suggests things will improve There weren’t many positives to take from yesterday’s game, it was an awful performance and result. After a good pre-season with 6 wins out of 6 things looked good, when it really mattered today the players didn’t produce though and that is a big disappointment. The […]

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5 Things We Learned: Everton 2–0 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Another all-to-frequent afternoon of disappointment that entailed an unwelcome microcosm of United’s season. Sustained periods of meaningless, un-penetrative possession were interrupted by incisive, high tempo counter-attacks from the home side who ran out fairly comfortable victors in the end. In reality, it was two poor errors from Phil Jones that cost […]

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5 Things We Learned: Bayern Munich 3-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. It’s officially a disaster MANCHESTER United’s season is finally over. Just like a lame horse that’s been left to painfully hobble around in agony for far too long, Bayern Munich finally put us out of our misery on Wednesday night. The last few weeks have been largely optimistic. There were of […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-1 Bayern Munich

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) As is so often the case, a big European night at Old Trafford delivered. Drawing the reigning European champions was always going to be a difficult task for a United side struggling domestically, but the Reds held their own and put in a performance littered with the kind of passion, hunger […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-1 Aston Villa

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) The sun was out at Old Trafford and for subscribers to pathetic fallacy the result and the mood matched the weather in the end. In truth, the final score probably flattered what was, for the most part, an indifferent display from the hosts. Nevertheless, in a season where goals at home […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Olympiakos

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) In a game that may unfortunately prove to be a season highlight, Moyes’ men overturned a two goal first leg deficit to dump the Greek champions out of Europe and progress to the quarter-final stage with a convincing-turned-nervy victory. A Van Persie hat trick, with two goals before half-time added to […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool

By Matthew Jones 1. Outfought, outthought, outclassed ANOTHER defeat at home. Another weak, toothless, unimaginative, abject performance from a team bereft of belief, confidence and unity. Another nail in David Moyes’ coffin? But this wasn’t any ordinary defeat that we’ve been accustomed to seeing this season. This wasn’t successive home defeats to Everton and Newcastle. […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) No, you’re not dreaming, Manchester United really did end up strolling to a rare routine victory. Following a scrappy and rather nervy opening at the Hawthorns, Manchester United grew in confidence as the tie went on and left the midlands comfortable victors. The Red Devils’ opener from the head of Phil […]

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5 Things We Learned: Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. A spineless performance THIS season has been very up and down – mainly down. Actually, scratch that. It’s been all down. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve enjoyed watching United this season. On the opening day against Swansea. The 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, […]

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