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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3 Bolton Wanderers 0

By Thomas Doyle. 1. The legs may go but the class doesn’t As Thierry Henry displayed so thrillingly in the FA Cup against Leeds United last week, while the pace and strength of a top class player may go, he always retains the brains. And so another returning legend reinforced this point at Old Trafford […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester City 2-3 Manchester United

By Tony Mogan. Manchester United entered Sunday’s titanic third round FA Cup battle with their noisy neighbours on the back of a truly miserable week. A humiliating loss at home to rock bottom Blackburn Rovers followed by dismal 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Newcastle United, where the Reds looked as second best as humanly […]

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5 Things We Learned: Newcastle United 3 – 0 Manchester United

By Thomas Doyle. 1. Phil Jones is not a superstar just yet While Jones has rightly been gaining plaudits for a series of impressive displays this season, it is undoubtedly clear that he is still an extremely raw centre-back. He is only 19, and could not have envisaged playing this much football this early on […]

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5 Things We Learned: Fulham 0-5 Manchester United

By Tony Mogan Manchester United’s harrowing exit from the Champions League, an ever-increasing injury list and Manchester City’s relentless assault on the defences of teams up and down the country was beginning to give some United fans a slightly unsettling feeling. A week and a half later, those details are now beginning to trickle into […]

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5 Things We Learned: QPR 0 – 2 Manchester United

By Thomas Doyle. 1)  Carrick and Jones can be a potent combination in the middle With injuries to Anderson, Tom Cleverley and now Darren Fletcher taking their toll on the squad, many (including myself) have been calling out for Sir Alex Ferguson to sign another central midfielder. However, while another player may well still be […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers

By Jason Freeman 1) Ferdinand not “past it” Many have declared the England defender “finished” and “past it” this season, Ferdinand has struggled for form and fitness at times this season and had a nightmare to forget at Old Trafford in the derby along with many other Man United players but since then his form […]

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5 Things We Learned: FC Basel 2-1 Manchester United

By Thomas Doyle. 1) David de Gea will need time The young Spaniard is a goalkeeper of rich promise, which is exactly why Sir Alex Ferguson decided to part with £18million for the then-20-year-old; yet it would be foolish to think that de Gea would simply waltz in with the assured presence of Edwin van der […]

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5 Things We Learned: Aston Villa 0-1 Manchester United

By Tony Mogan After Manchester United managed the seemingly unthinkable and dropped points at home two games on the bounce, a perplexing end to November culminated in defeat at the hands of a plucky Crystal Palace side, a miserable end to Sir Alex Ferguson’s League Cup ambitions. With a crucial visit to Basel lying in […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Crystal Palace

By Thomas Doyle. 1. The defence has become a liability After Chris Smalling’s fine form last season the purchase of Phil Jones in the summer, many fans and pundits agreed that Manchester United possessed an extremely strong defence for the 2011/12 season. However, recent form suggests that Sir Alex Ferguson can no longer rely on […]

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5 Things We Learnt: Manchester United 2-2 Benfica

By Tony Mogan Considerably more entertaining, but equally frustrating would sum up Manchester United’s exasperating 2-2 draw with Benfica last night. Once again, United have left themselves with no other option than to do things the hard way, needing to pick up a positive result in the final group game, a trip to Basel. Back […]

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Swansea City 0 Manchester United 1: 5 Things We Learnt

By Nathan Thomas. 1. Consistent back four a big plus for United Manchester United seem to finally have assembled a steady consistent back four, with Vidic’s return to fitness being swiftly followed by Ferdinand; United’s back four are beginning to establish a confident understanding between one another that was so lacking in the early stages […]

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Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0: 5 Things We Learnt

By Nathan Thomas. 1. Midfield craving creative spark This, I’m sure you’ll agree with me is the most evident thing that we learnt from the match on Saturday, although many would argue we have known this for a long time. Beating Sunderland via an own goal from one of our greatest servants is nothing to […]

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