Tag Archives: Robin van Persie

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: Manchester United 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) After an underwhelming start to the season Manchester United recorded their first competitive victory of the season with a 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers on Sunday afternoon. In truth, the London side were woeful but the Red Devils delivered an encouraging display littered with positives. The excellent Angel Di Maria […]

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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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Match Report & Player Ratings: Manchester United 3-1 Hull City

By Ashley Turner Barclays Premier League Manchester United vs. Hull City Venue: Old Trafford Date: Tuesday, 6 May 2014 Kick-off: 19:45 BST Manchester United’s final home game of the season ended in victory as Hull City were the victors after a 3-1 win for the hosts. An emotional occasion at Old Trafford saw captain Nemanja […]

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#MoyesOut – but where now?

By Matthew Jones WELL, the #MoyesOut hash tags can now be changed to #MoyesGone ones. Mission accomplished United. Except, it isn’t really is it. If you’re happy about David Moyes’ sacking, you really shouldn’t be. The last 10 months has been the lowest period at Old Trafford in almost three decades and there are several […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Olympiakos

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) In a game that may unfortunately prove to be a season highlight, Moyes’ men overturned a two goal first leg deficit to dump the Greek champions out of Europe and progress to the quarter-final stage with a convincing-turned-nervy victory. A Van Persie hat trick, with two goals before half-time added to […]

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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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5 Things We Learned: Olympiakos 2-0 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. A spineless performance THIS season has been very up and down – mainly down. Actually, scratch that. It’s been all down. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve enjoyed watching United this season. On the opening day against Swansea. The 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) A largely uneventful affair in South East London finished with Manchester United returning to the North West with a rare but valuable three points. The champions’ form has left a lot to be desired since the turn of the year but after a resolute display from the Eagles (not dissimilar tactically […]

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5 Things We Learned: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester United

By Matthew Jones 1. Better, but room for improvement MOST reports I read and comments I’ve heard since the game, predictably, centred on how it was a classic, lifeless, 0-0 draw. I disagree. A draw, coupled with a resilient, late win for Liverpool at Fulham, stretches the Merseysiders’ lead over Manchester United in the ever […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-2 Fulham

By David Gee. (@DavidGee26) More dropped points in the once fortress of Old Trafford, the reds’ home increasingly becoming more a theatre of nightmares than dreams for David Moyes. Stunned silence greeted Darren Bent’s injury time equaliser, which has surely now consigned Manchester United to a season away from Europe’s elite. Here are five things […]

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