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Chelsea vs. Manchester United: Champions League Preview

Contribution by Sleepy Nik caught up with the Guardian’s Chief Football Writer, Kevin McCarra to get his thoughts ahead of Wednesday night’s tie at Stamford Bridge. Nik: Thank you very much for joining us Kevin; it’s a pleasure to be discussing this big Champions League fixture with you. Before we come on to the selection […]

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Manchester United vs. Bolton Wanderers: Premier League Preview

By Sleepy Manchester United host Bolton tomorrow afternoon in what could be a very entertaining game given the aesthetic ambitions of Coach Owen Coyle, but with the odds firmly with the Manchester side having beaten Bolton in their last seven visits to Old Trafford. United ended the run of two straight defeats with decent showings […]

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Olympique de Marseille

By Sleepy Fergie has a few injury problems going into tomorrow’s Champions League encounter with Olympique Marseille, but has announced that Carrick and Nani are fit to play a part in proceedings. Manchester United ended a dreadful run of results with a sterling win over arch-rivals Arsenal at the weekend in F.A Cup, and should […]

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Match Preview: Liverpool vs. Manchester United

By Sleepy Sir Alex Ferguson will be taking charge of his 950th top-flight game this weekend as Manchester United seek to get back on track for that ever elusive 19th league title push at Anfield on Sunday. Motivation will be high after the perceived injustice of the midweek loss to Chelsea, combined with the fact […]

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Match Preview: Chelsea vs. Manchester United

By Sleepy Manchester United’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening holds significance in terms of the title race for the away side only, as Chelsea are in danger of ending the game closer to the bottom of the table than the top. Some would argue that the predicament is entirely self-inflicted however as Chelsea […]

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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Manchester United

By Sleepy Manchester United face Wigan Athletic on Saturday for what is on the face of it an easy fixture, but could easily turn into a banana skin without the right application. The Latics will be hoping to avoid their 13th straight defeat against league leaders United since their return to the top flight, whilst […]

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Olympique de Marseille vs Manchester United: Champions League Preview

By Sleepy So to the last 16 of the Champions League and Sir Alex and his men will be seeking cathartic release from last season’s quarter final exit in largely unfortunate circumstances. They have a tough fixture ahead of them with French champions Marseille unbeaten in their last eight league games and able to boast […]

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Manchester United v Manchester City: 5 Tactical Talking Points

By Sleepy 1. Mancini’s introduction of Wright-Phillips. This wrought positives and negatives as the latter was introduced just after the break on the right to provide some much needed width for the largely ineffectual Kolarov (with Silva asked to switch wings). This made an immediate impact on the right, not only offering city vital width […]

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Manchester City

By Sleepy Manchester United v Manchester City – The Middle Third Holds the Key No introduction is needed for Saturday’s Manchester Derby so we shall delve straight into the tactical discussion, with some intriguing selection dilemmas for both coaches as they prepare for a game that could shape the closing stages of their respective seasons. […]

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Match Preview: Manchester United vs. Aston Villa

By Sleepy Manchester United entertain Aston Villa on Tuesday evening, as the reds seek to keep up their fantastic unbeaten run. They will have a tough task on their hands after a recent resurgence in form by the Villans, who will be buoyed by their last visit to Old Trafford as they ran out surprise […]

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Southampton vs. Manchester United: FA Cup Preview

By Sleepy The F.A. Cup will give Sir Alex Ferguson a timely opportunity to freshen things up after a gruelling encounter at Blackpool midweek. However, with 7 years passed since he last won the Cup – and the longest period since he took charge without winning it at that – Fergie will hope to avoid making […]

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Match Preview: Blackpool vs. Manchester United

By Sleepy Rooney makes his 300th appearance for the club tomorrow evening, as Manchester United pay a visit to Bloomfield Road and a Blackpool side which has taken the Premiership by storm this season, but has recently suffered consecutive league defeats. After the mauling of Birmingham at the weekend, Man United finally look to be […]

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