Tag Archives: Chris Smalling

A ‘Vida’ Derci

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Nemanja Vidic arrived at Manchester United from Spartak Moscow in January 2006 in the same transfer window as a man he would go on to play the majority of his games in a red shirt alongside in Patrice Evra. Quite possibly one of the Red Devils’ greatest ever signings, the central [...]

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Case For The Defence

By Matthew Jones MIDFIELD is the stick most often used to beat Manchester United with, but it’s become clear this season that our troubles are not simply confined to the middle of the park. There are also big issues at the back. As revealed today, Nemanja Vidic will definitely be leaving Old Trafford this summer, [...]

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

By Piers Barber 1. Fletcher is a great example for the rest of the squad to follow Poor old Darren Fletcher. During the months he has sat out with injury in recent years, the Scottish midfielder must have dreamed of one day lining up alongside Old Trafford’s finest talent once again. Instead, he will have [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United

By Piers Barber 1. Jonny Evans is becoming a crucial cog in the United defence Jonny Evans is quietly becoming a mainstay of United’s starting XI, having partnered Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand and Phil Jones at the heart of the team’s defence in recent games. Evans is not the quickest or most spectacular defender, but [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Bayer Leverkusen 0-5 Manchester United

By Shane Connaughton. 1. Manchester United’s best performance of the season This was by far United’s best performance of the season and given that it came against a team lying second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich it makes it all the more impressive. Yes you could say that Leverkusen weren’t at the races, certainly [...]

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

By Jason Freeman 1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Wayne Rooney, capable of doing some brilliant things on a football pitch and while he didn’t really display anything brilliant here, he did have a hand in both goals, scoring the opener and taking the corner which Evra scored from. It was what happened [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Arsenal

By Matthew Jones 1. Van Persie’s celebration I GOT back to my car and upon tuning into 606 and TalkSport, one of the biggest talking points was should Robin van Persie have celebrated so animatedly against his former club. I travelled to the game with a Gooner supporting mate of mine and he had no [...]

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

By Nathan Youd. 1. Nani frustrates once more Nani again frustrated the fans at Old Trafford today with a poor performance. The Portuguese winger always seems to do the hard work and get himself into good positions before failing miserably at providing a decent cross. The wide man frustrated so much today he even received [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Fulham 0-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Roo good to be true Wayne Rooney is back, big time. With Robin van Persie largely taking all the credit and limelight this season, coupled with several infuriating and niggling injuries for the Scouser, Rooney’s come in for a lot more criticism than even he is used to. Some of that [...]

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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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