Tag Archives: Anderson

Class With The Brass: An Ode To Ando

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira; thankfully just Anderson or ‘Ando’ to most. If recent reports are to be believed a United career characterised by fitness concerns and unfulfilled potential has seemingly come to an end. Even if the reports are premature, an appearance record which has moved from drastically diminishing towards […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

By Shane Connaughton. 1. Champions League proves again to be a welcome distraction Much has been said about the contrast between David Moyes’ side playing in the Premier League and the Champions League and Tuesday’s encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk proved to be a solid night for United once again. They didn’t have it all their […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 0-1 Everton

By Matthew Jones 1. The #MoyesOut mob are morons THERE’S no point pretending that nothing’s wrong but let’s not go overboard. Manchester United rarely lose at home but already we’ve lost twice at home this season, as well as two draws, in seven outings at Old Trafford. Last night’s loss was already a fourth defeat […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 West Bromwich Albion

By Jason Freeman 1. Moyes needs to learn to manage squad better Having decided not to use the squad much prior to last weekend’s defeat at City, Moyes chose to make 8 changes for the Liverpool game in midweek which came as no surprise given it was a League Cup tie and the players selected […]

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5 Things We Learned: Reading 3-4 Manchester United

By Chris Mortlock 1. This trend of making average teams look good needs to stop That first half against Reading was one of the most entertaining halves of Premier League football like, ever. Both teams looked like scoring every time they ventured forward. For the neutral, it must have been a great game to watch. […]

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Match Report: Reading 3-4 Manchester United

By Lee Savery Manchester United came from behind, twice, to defeat Reading in a seven goal thriller at the Madejski. All the goals came in the first 34 minutes of an astonishing first half, with the scoring starting on eight minutes when Hal Robson-Kanu lashed in a volley after Jonny Evans failed to clear a […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Queens Park Rangers

By Richard Evans 1.Welbeck not wide With Antonio Valencia and Nani both missing the game through injury, Sir Alex opted to deploy Danny Welbeck on the wing, clearly hoping his pace and directness would open up QPR. However as has been the case on a number of previous occasions, Welbeck was largely anonymous, and every […]

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The Death Of The Defensive Midfielder?

By Matthew Jones WITH Shinji Kagawa signed, many critics and fans alike believe Manchester United will shift to a 4-2-3-1 formation from the old faithful 4-4-2 this season. Midfield has been addressed this summer but perhaps not in the way many of us would prefer or had predicted. What we’ve really missed since Roy Keane […]

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The Myth Of The 4-4-2

- and why we have too few wingers – By Joakim Zachrisson There is a myth amongst Manchester United fans, that’s the myth that Sir Alex Ferguson is only comfortable with a 4-4-2 set up. The myth is widely spread, even to such extent that when we have played a different set up credit for […]

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Spoilt Or Cynical?

By Gary Fowler. Last week Roy Keane’s blunt assessment that Manchester United had not been good enough to progress in the Champions League brought back memories of November 2005 when he castigated some of his team mates following the 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough. Even though at the time I 100% agreed with him I thought it […]

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Darren Fletcher’s break from football – Where does it leave United?

By Tony Mogan Just as things seemed to be looking up after a tumultuous month, Manchester United were rocked by the news that Darren Fletcher will be taking an extended break from football, after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel condition. Following a Champions League exit and the news that Nemanja Vidic […]

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FC Otelul Galati 0 Manchester United 2: 5 Things We Learnt

By Barry McEvoy. 1. Something’s Up With Valencia We’ve always known that he has trouble using his left peg, but he usually manages to counter-act that by taking the ball down the line. Not this game. He seemed afraid to take his man on, which is completely unlike him. He was determined to cut inside […]

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