Tag Archives: Phil Jones

5 Things We Learned: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Magic Mata Having been left out of the side for much of the new year, Juan Mata has responded in the best possible fashion with his showings over the past couple of games. Mata had been previously criticised for his tendency to go missing and not effecting games enough, however I […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Burnley

By Ashley Turner 1) Return of the injury curse? Phil Jones was forced off through injury with less than five minutes on the clock, Daley Blind attempted to return from a cut on his eye, but was unable to carry on, and even Robin van Persie was seen limping in the first half too. With […]

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5 Things We Learned: West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Poor defensive organisation Coming into the game it was evident that one of the biggest threats West Ham posed was from set pieces, however we looked disorganised in our set up throughout and struggled to deal with the threat, conceding numerous chances. We have De Gea to thank that those chances […]

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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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