Tag Archives: Phil Jones

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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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

By Chris Mortlock 1. Not 19 Forever 34 games played, 27 wins, 78 goals scored. Not bad considering this is apparently one of Sir Alex’s weaker sides, eh? Rightly or wrongly, many have criticised United this season, mainly due to the fact that they’ve not exactly set the league alight, coupled with how frequently they […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

By Chris Mortlock 1. Phil Jones: The only positive If there’s something we’ve learned about Phil Jones since he arrived from Blackburn in 2011, it’s how versatile he is. Whatever position he’s asked to play, he nearly always excels; whether that’s at right full-back, centre-half, or putting out fires in central midfield. Still just 20, […]

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Match Report: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

By Lee Savery. An individual effort from Sergio Aguero won the Manchester Derby for the visitors as first met second at Old Trafford. City took the lead, on 51 minutes, when Ryan Giggs’ gave the ball away carelessly at the halfway line. Gareth Barry took the ball on before finding Samir Nasri who then teed […]

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5 Things We Learned: Fulham 0-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Roo good to be true Wayne Rooney is back, big time. With Robin van Persie largely taking all the credit and limelight this season, coupled with several infuriating and niggling injuries for the Scouser, Rooney’s come in for a lot more criticism than even he is used to. Some of that […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-1 Southampton

By Chris Mortlock 1. Kagawa is slowly starting to adapt It’s fair to say that Shinji Kagawa has struggled to adapt to English football. Although the Bundesliga and the Premier League are similar in terms of style of play, the English game is a tad more physical and that’s what the Japanese playmaker has struggled […]

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5 Things We Learned: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Defending as a team was superb All Andre Villas Boas and my Spurs supporting mates talked about last night was how they dominated possession and had 23 shots. Well, this must be the first game in a long time between the two sides that Spurs fans have been able to cheer […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland

By Chris Mortlock 1. From one headache to another… …Albeit a much easier one to handle. With Nemanja Vidic returning to first-team action on Saturday, the boss is now spoilt for choice when choosing his central defensive partnership. The question is though: What is United’s best central-defensive pairing? A fully-fit Nemanja Vidic will always start – […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester City 1 Manchester United 0

By Thomas Doyle 1. Nemanja Vidic has been missed Despite the form and fitness of Rio Ferdinand, and the massive improvement in Jonny Evans’ performances, Manchester United’s last two league matches have proved what an important loss captain Nemanja Vidic has been to the side. It is highly doubtful that the Serbian would have allowed […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2 Athletic Bilbao 3

By Jason Freeman. 1) Athletic Bilbao taught us a lesson A few people may have written off Athletic Bilbao before the game but the Spanish club proved that those people were wrong to do so. Athletic Bilbao passed the ball superbly at a high tempo and pressed high up the pitch forcing United into giving […]

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