Tag Archives: Thomas Doyle

5 Things We Learned: Aston Villa 2-3 Manchester United

By Thomas Doyle 1. The comeback kings strike again It is becoming something of a theme for Manchester United to make it difficult for themselves this season, and despite being top of the league with notable wins over Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal, there is only so long you can continue to give opponents a head-start […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 4 – 2 Stoke City

By Thomas Doyle 1. Attack is the only form of defence at the moment Despite winning by two clear goals, Sir Alex Ferguson’s side once again did things the hard way. An early deficit could have become much worse had David de Gea not made two smart stops to deny Charlie Adam and John Walters. […]

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5 Things We Learned: CFR Cluj 1 Manchester United 2

By Thomas Doyle 1. Evra is slipping further and further Despite playing well for the second half of the 3-2 defeat against Tottenham, Patrice Evra is fast becoming a liability for Manchester United. The left back was once again caught badly out of position by United’s opponents, and his inability to track Sougou on the right […]

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5 Things We Learned: Everton 1 Manchester United 0

By Thomas Doyle 1) Kagawa is a real find Despite the defeat to David Moyes’ impressive Everton side, Sir Alex Ferguson will take real optimism from Shinji Kagawa’s debut Premier League appearance. If the likes of Wayne Rooney, Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck were on top form, the 23-year-old could have had a hat-trick of assists, and he finished the […]

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Unsung Hero Departs With A Place In United Hearts

By Thomas Doyle “Park, Park, wherever you may be,”… no longer at Old Trafford is now the answer to the Manchester United faithful’s playful take on the cherished Park Ji Sung, who has moved to Queens Park Rangers in a deal worth £5million. Although United fans will be unanimous in their sadness at Park’s departure, in reality […]

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Shinji Kagawa: A Star Ready To Shine

By Thomas Doyle While Chelsea struck the first blow in the transfer market by winning the race to sign Lille’s sought-after starlet Eden Hazard, Sir Alex Ferguson followed up the disappointment by swooping in to seal a deal for a lesser-known target on the continent – Borussia Dortmund’s Japanese playmaker, Shinji Kagawa. Some United fans may be disappointed that […]

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Season Review: David de Gea

By Thomas Doyle After a first full season in the Premier League, David de Gea has jumped from the frying pan into the fire, been dumped out and into a bucket of ice water, and then thrown back in to the inferno without so much as an pause for breath along the way. The fact that he […]

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What Next For Manchester United?

By Thomas Doyle For 12 seconds, they were champions. Manchester United had just beaten Sunderland 1-0, and with bitter rivals Manchester City capitulating in the most spectacular fashion, Sir Alex Ferguson was just about ready to lead his players on, as he had put it before, “the celebration of their lives”. Back from the brink after blowing an […]

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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 4 Everton 4

By Thomas Doyle 1. “Game on” Just two weeks ago, Manchester United were champions elect; eight points clear of a stuttering Manchester City side, the red half of the city was all but certain of title number 20. How different the run-in looks now. After a shock loss away to Wigan, Sir Alex Ferguson is […]

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