Tag Archives: Paul Scholes

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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Thank you Scholesy

By Matthew Jones AMIDST the cascading emotions, everlasting memories and heartfelt gratitude bursting from Old Trafford at Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever home game as Manchester United manager, it would have been easy to forget during the fanfare of last Sunday’s game against Swansea City that the Theatre of Dreams was also saying farewell to […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Priceless van Persie For United fans, we can believe the cynics and critics and either be worried about the fact that the Dutchman is seemingly becoming a one man band for us, scoring all of our goals and constantly rescuing us in games, or we can just revel in the fact […]

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5 Things We Learned: Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United

By Thomas Doyle 1. The comeback kings strike again It is becoming something of a theme for Manchester United to make it difficult for themselves this season, and despite being top of the league with notable wins over Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, there is only so long you can continue to give opponents a head-start […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4 Wigan Athletic 0

By Thomas Doyle 1. Buttner Can Challenge Evra With Patrice Evra out injured against Roberto Martinez’s side, the stage was set for Alexander Buttner to make his Manchester United debut – and what a debut it was. The young Dutchman was a livewire down the left for United, and ended up with a superb goal and an […]

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5 Things We Learned: Southampton 2 Manchester United 3

By Jason Freeman. 1) Scholes has still got it Paul Scholes, what will we do when he retires again? During his 30 minutes on the pitch against Southampton he completely changed the game giving United more control over the game where as before his introduction to the game we were bullied by Southampton. His vision […]

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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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What Next For Manchester United?

By Thomas Doyle For 12 seconds, they were champions. Manchester United had just beaten Sunderland 1-0, and with bitter rivals Manchester City capitulating in the most spectacular fashion, Sir Alex Ferguson was just about ready to lead his players on, as he had put it before, “the celebration of their lives”. Back from the brink after blowing an […]

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5 Things We Learned: Wigan Athletic 1 Manchester United 0

By Thomas Doyle 1) Scholes has become integral to United…again With Paul Scholes being given a rest, the midfield duties were left to Michael Carrick and Ryan Giggs against a WIgan side that has never gained a Premiership point from United. While the duo combined for a slick move in the first half, they failed […]

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Time to Praise the Champions Elect

By Mark Young It is finally time to stand up and salute the Champions elect. Controversial penalty decisions and Manchester City throwing a huge point gap away should no longer be acknowledged as Manchester United stand on the brink of a twentieth league title. There have been all sorts of mutterings and moaning since Sunday […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2 Queens Park Rangers 0

By Jason Freeman. 1) Winning, the only thing that matters Winning is always the most important thing in football and at this stage of the season nothing else matters. Of course we’d all like to see brilliant performances and big wins but as long as we’re winning it really doesn’t matter. Manchester United didn’t play […]

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