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5 Things We Learned: Arsenal 1-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Classy Arsenal The issue of the guard of honour, whether Arsenal would provide one, and the return of the former hero turned villain Robin van Persie dominated much of the build-up to Sunday’s game. Ultimately, it passed with the minimum of fuss. The club and its players did Arsenal proud. Why […]

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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 Southampton

By Chris Mortlock 1. Kagawa is slowly starting to adapt It’s fair to say that Shinji Kagawa has struggled to adapt to English football. Although the Bundesliga and the Premier League are similar in terms of style of play, the English game is a tad more physical and that’s what the Japanese playmaker has struggled […]

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5 Things We Learned: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Defending as a team was superb All Andre Villas Boas and my Spurs supporting mates talked about last night was how they dominated possession and had 23 shots. Well, this must be the first game in a long time between the two sides that Spurs fans have been able to cheer […]

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Stability The Key For Title Hunting Reds

By Nathan Thomas. Robin van Persie’s sumptuous injury-time winners against West Ham United on Saturday was, if you think about it, a microcosm of United’s brilliantly fluid attacking play that we have borne witness to so far this season. Equally, it could be attested that the entire game could be categorised as a microcosm of […]

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

By Matthew Jones 1. Robin Van Persie is worth his weight in gold 10 minutes before the end, I told a friend in the pub that Fergie needed to take off van Persie, who in all honesty, had a poor game. The only thing of note he’d really done in the game up until then […]

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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: Chelsea 2 – 3 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Time to party like it’s 1999 Sir Alex said once we acquired Robin van Persie in the summer that he had a talented corps of strikers, a group that reminded him (as it did some fans) of our treble winning season in ’99. I actually think it’s even better. Andy Cole, […]

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Post-Match Musings: Newcastle United 0 – 3 Manchester United

By Nathan Thomas. It is safe to say that many Manchester United supporters went into this afternoon’s game against Newcastle with a reasonable amount of trepidation. Calling upon painful memories of last season’s fixture at St. James’ Park – where United’s midfield was steam-rolled as the team crashed to a 3-0 defeat – allied to […]

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5 Things We Learned: CFR Cluj 1 Manchester United 2

By Thomas Doyle 1. Evra is slipping further and further Despite playing well for the second half of the 3-2 defeat against Tottenham, Patrice Evra is fast becoming a liability for Manchester United. The left back was once again caught badly out of position by United’s opponents, and his inability to track Sougou on the right […]

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