Tag Archives: Phil Jones

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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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Shakhtar Donetsk

By Shane Connaughton. 1. Champions League proves again to be a welcome distraction Much has been said about the contrast between David Moyes’ side playing in the Premier League and the Champions League and Tuesday’s encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk proved to be a solid night for United once again. They didn’t have it all their [...]

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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: 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: Fulham 1-3 Manchester United

By Shane Connaughton. 1. United will be disappointed not to have gone out of sight It made a great change to a game in that United were cruising in to a 3-0 lead after only 22 minutes, rather than having to struggle to find their feet in the game. After Wayne Rooney slotted in the [...]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-0 Real Sociedad

By Shane Connaughton. 1. Shinji Kagawa Shinji Kagawa’s performance really stood out and it was great to see him get the full 90 minutes. He started the game as he has done the others, playing wide but particularly in the second half he drifted in to those central positions that he craves, where he has [...]

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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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