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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-2 Manchester City

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) There was a sense of expectancy at Old Trafford on Sunday that hadn’t been present for some time. United went into the match against their bitter City rivals in great form, with the blues’ fortunes in stark contrast. After an impressive start in which Sergio Aguero put City in front, many […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa

By Matthew Jones 1) Ander Herrera Just what Louis van Gaal’s plan has been with the Spanish midfielder this season has been puzzling. He started the season brightly, scoring goals against Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City, before a collection of injuries robbed him of minutes on the pitch. A rib injury ruled him out […]

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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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