Tag Archives: Match Review

West Brom 1 Manchester United 2 – Tactical Review: United Wing-Play Falters

By Sleepy When Ferguson told the press recently that it was ridiculous to even contemplate Manchester United going a whole season unbeaten, I didn’t think he would purposefully set about trying to ensure a self-fulfilling prophecy! The gaffer was visibly livid throughout the game – virtually from the off, despite Rooney scoring his first goal […]

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Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers: So What Did We Learn?

by Tom Pattison Last weekend I made the trek up to Manchester to watch the home game against Wigan. In many ways the performance and result encapsulated our season so far. We won comfortably but it felt somehow hollow. It was a game that once upon a time would have potential for a cricket score […]

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Player Ratings & Thoughts After Bursaspor

At £10m, Chris Smalling is looking an absolute bargain. The comparison to Rio Ferdinand is fairly obvious. They share similar attributes: height; blessed with pace, natural athletes and look comfortable in possession. Once his reading of the game improves (which it surely will with experience) he will become a real asset for the club. If […]

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Match Review: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United were thankful for a Ryan Giggs double, a sublime Nani chip and excellent performances from Paul Scholes, Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher. Scholes once again put in another performance that would put players in their prime to shame. Vidic was a beast in defence and Fletcher covered every blade of grass on the […]

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The Red Half of Manchester Is Smiling

What a superb day to be a Manchester United fan! After enduring a torrid fortnight Saturday served up a tonic which lifted spirits. I thank you Paul Scholes, you Ginger Magician and I thank you Spurs for producing a performance which suggested a top four team (unlike City). The Blue side of Manchester really are […]

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Gutted isn’t the word…

How gutted are you this morning? Yeah, me too! Manchester United had the tie won if it wasn’t for poor defending from Michael Carrick and the soft dismissal of Rafael. United’s performance over the two legs was scattered with defensive blunders, from Gary Neville’s daft handball to Patrice Evra’s inability to clear the ball during […]

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Down and Out..? Manchester United 1 Chelsea 2

In the big heavyweight clash, Chelsea landed the knockout punch against Manchester United to seize the initiative in this season’s title race. Chelsea fully deserved their victory in my opinion. Yes, their second goal was incorrectly awarded after Drogba had strayed offside, however we were fortunate with the goal we scored as Macheda clearly used […]

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Deflated, Devastated, Angry – Bayern Munich 2 Manchester United 1

Deflated, devastated, angry are just some of the feelings I felt after last night’s defeat to Bayern Munich.  I have no complaints whatsoever to the defeat, Bayern were simply the better team on the night and ran out deserved winners. If truth be known, we are lucky to bring Bayern to Old Trafford with the […]

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Match Review: Bolton Wanderers 0 – 4 Manchester United

Manchester United (in the end) comfortably romped to a 4-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers. There was a talking point even before the match started. Where was Rio Ferdinand? According to Mike Phelan, Rio had a few ‘knocks’ from training, it was decided playing Rio wasn’t worth the risk with big games ahead. I’m hoping by […]

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Match Review: Manchester United v Liverpool

What a really superb day! It’s difficult to describe the feelings I felt at hearing the final whistle. Chelsea drawing with Blackburn was really the cherry on top of the cake. Today’s game wasn’t the greatest; the quality of football was okish – nothing outstanding. It’s no surprise really, Manchester United v Liverpool games are […]

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