Tag Archives: Phil Jones

5 Things We Learned: Cambridge United 0-0 Manchester United

By Ashley Turner 1) What does Herrera have to do to start? Our Spanish gem has started just two games since his Man-of-the-Match display against Hull City at Old Trafford on November 29. Granted, he wouldn’t be used to playing in conditions like the ones experienced on Friday night, and the aerial threat and direct […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 0-1 Southampton

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) A subdued performance delivered a disappointing result as Manchester United’s poor run of form continued with just one win in the last five Premier League games. Louis van Gaal’s men will need to improve quickly if they are to maintain their position in the Champions League places, with a comfortable lead […]

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5 Things We Learned: Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) It was a typical away game at the Britannia; wet, windy and physical. There was not a high calibre of football on display but these games are what the Premier League is all about. United started in sloppy fashion, conceding early on to a well-worked corner with Peter Crouch, inexplicably allowed […]

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

By Matthew Jones 1) Defensively shambolic It might be a startlingly obvious place to start, but the defensive capitulation in the second half at the King Power Stadium on Sunday has to go down as one of United’s worst ever moments in the Premier League. Against QPR, the new signings combined to restore optimism to […]

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5 Things We Learned: Sunderland 1-1 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1. Something has to give When Louis van Gaal started work in July his first dilemma was how to fit his best 3 players into the same team. Having judged that his wide options were not good enough to play his favoured 4-3-3 system his solution was to play a 3-4-1-2 formation […]

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Aye, Aye Captain

By Matthew Jones MANCHESTER United finally look like we have, in Louis van Gaal, a captain capable of steering the club through the troubled waters of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement that hit us like an iceberg striking the Titanic. We have our new Ahab, but the question remains as to who will be his skipper […]

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End Of An Era, But It’s Time To Move On

By Matthew Jones RIO Ferdinand has been a truly wonderful servant for Manchester United. It’s now time to press ahead with finding his replacement. They say there’s no room for sentimentalism in football. I totally disagree, but while we pen the epilogue to Ferdinand’s glorious 12 years as a Manchester United footballer, the need for […]

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5 Things We Learned: Everton 2–0 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) Another all-to-frequent afternoon of disappointment that entailed an unwelcome microcosm of United’s season. Sustained periods of meaningless, un-penetrative possession were interrupted by incisive, high tempo counter-attacks from the home side who ran out fairly comfortable victors in the end. In reality, it was two poor errors from Phil Jones that cost […]

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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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5 Things We Learned: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) No, you’re not dreaming, Manchester United really did end up strolling to a rare routine victory. Following a scrappy and rather nervy opening at the Hawthorns, Manchester United grew in confidence as the tie went on and left the midlands comfortable victors. The Red Devils’ opener from the head of Phil […]

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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: Stoke City 2-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Juan Mata is not the solution The signing of Juan Mata is not going to magically fix our problems – I think most intelligent United fans know this. We know additions to the forward line are not our most pressing concerns. Midfield, full backs, centre backs and widemen are where we […]

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