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5 Things We Learned: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Magic Mata Having been left out of the side for much of the new year, Juan Mata has responded in the best possible fashion with his showings over the past couple of games. Mata had been previously criticised for his tendency to go missing and not effecting games enough, however I […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Apprehension was rife before kick-off with the Reds in no great form and an ominous test against a decent Spurs side awaiting in a crucial game in the fight for Champions League qualification. After a nervy opening, Manchester United played arguably their best half of football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage after defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford. The game began evenly, and after Arsenal had taken the lead through Nacho Monreal following good work from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, United responded almost instantly with Wayne Rooney powering home from a sublime […]

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4 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

By Ashley Turner 1) Tempo or tactics It was yet another laboured performance in terms of the style of play on show. Jonny Evans twice passed the ball back to David De Gea within the opening 28 minutes, prompting boos from the home fans. At one point, however, the crowd were encouraged and pleased at […]

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

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United suffered only their second defeat in 20 games despite having taken the lead through a well-worked and well-taken goal finished with aplomb by Ander Herrera. No sooner had the Reds taken the lead, however, than they switched off from a throw-in, allowing Jonjo Shelvey time to find Ki in […]

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5 Things We Learned: Preston NE 1-3 Manchester United

By Ashley Turner 1) Happy for Herrera I’m sure that every United fan was chuffed at seeing Ander Herrera’s name in the starting line-up that was revealed at 18:45 GMT. It was only his second start since January 4, and third since October 20. Being as it was a rare start for the Spaniard, you […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Burnley

By Ashley Turner 1) Return of the injury curse? Phil Jones was forced off through injury with less than five minutes on the clock, Daley Blind attempted to return from a cut on his eye, but was unable to carry on, and even Robin van Persie was seen limping in the first half too. With […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Poor defensive organisation Coming into the game it was evident that one of the biggest threats West Ham posed was from set pieces, however we looked disorganised in our set up throughout and struggled to deal with the threat, conceding numerous chances. We have De Gea to thank that those chances […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Cambridge United

By Ashley Turner 1) The boss is taking this competition seriously Before the game, Louis van Gaal was asked whether the FA Cup is the priority this season. He replied by saying it is now, hinting at a title push being out of reach despite 15 league games left to play for. This attitude has […]

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5 Things We Learned: Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

By Ashley Turner 1) What does Herrera have to do to start? Our Spanish gem has started just two games since his Man-of-the-Match display against Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29. Granted, he wouldn’t be used to playing in conditions like the ones experienced on Friday night, and the aerial threat and direct […]

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5 Things We Learned: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1) Tactical change pays off… again! There has been a lot of debate over why Van Gaal continues to use a 3-5-2, Van Gaal has given a few explanations as to why he’s sticking with it. One of those is that it provides a better balance but I’m not sure if that […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 0-1 Southampton

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) A subdued performance delivered a disappointing result as Manchester United’s poor run of form continued with just one win in the last five Premier League games. Louis van Gaal’s men will need to improve quickly if they are to maintain their position in the Champions League places, with a comfortable lead […]

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