Tag Archives: Chris Mortlock

5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

By Chris Mortlock 1. Not 19 Forever 34 games played, 27 wins, 78 goals scored. Not bad considering this is apparently one of Sir Alex’s weaker sides, eh? Rightly or wrongly, many have criticised United this season, mainly due to the fact that they’ve not exactly set the league alight, coupled with how frequently they [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Reading

By Chris Mortlock 1. An all important three points, but maybe one to forget Should we do the inevitable and go on to lift our 20th title, few will remember Saturday’s game against Reading. The reverse fixture in December was one of the most entertaining games of the season; Saturday’s was anything but. City’s pathetic [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4-0 Norwich City

By Chris Mortlock 1. Sir Alex really wants that twentieth title With a gap of 15 points and a crucial Champions League tie against Real Madrid just three days away, you would have been forgiven for thinking Sir Alex would ring the changes for Saturday’s visit of Norwich. Looking at how his team lined up [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United

By Chris Mortlock 1. Evans justified his place in the starting XI I, like many, expected Vidic to start alongside Ferdinand at the Bernabéu; his experience alone warranted a place in the staring XI – especially in a game of such magnitude. Listening to Sir Alex ahead of kick-off, though, it made sense to start [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool

By Chris Mortlock 1. Ferguson got his tactics and team selection spot on Not for the first time this season, the boss got his tactics and team selection spot on. He always seems to get it right in the big games, doesn’t he? The back four pretty much picked itself. If fit, Jonny Evans would [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 West Bromwich Albion

By Chris Mortlock 1. We can still keep clean-sheets So that’s what a clean sheet feels like. Twenty-eight goals conceded and just four clean-sheets in twenty games isn’t exactly Championship winning form, is it? Or is it? The table doesn’t lie! The ‘you score three, we’ll score four‘ mentality seems to be a winning one [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland

By Chris Mortlock 1. From one headache to another… …Albeit a much easier one to handle. With Nemanja Vidic returning to first-team action on Saturday, the boss is now spoilt for choice when choosing his central defensive partnership. The question is though: What is United’s best central-defensive pairing? A fully-fit Nemanja Vidic will always start – [...]

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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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5 Things We Learned: Norwich City 1-0 Manchester United

By Chris Mortlock 1. We miss Rooney when he’s not in the side Robin van Persie has been singled out by many as Manchester United’s most important player this season and with 8 league goals in 12 league games, not many would argue with that. He has scored vital goals already this term - and we’re [...]

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