Tag Archives: Tom Cleverley

Match Report: West Ham United 2-2 Manchester United

By Lee Savery Robin van Persie’s stoppage time equaliser forced a replay between the two United’s after a tight affair at Upton Park. Two identical goals had put West Ham in front. Both were crossed by Hammers débutante Joe Cole on the left for James Collins to head in, unmarked in the bottom right-hand corner […]

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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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Match Report: Manchester United 3-1 Sunderland

By Lee Savery Manchester United recorded a comfortable victory over struggling Sunderland in a match that saw the return of Nemanja Vidic from injury. It took just twenty minutes for the league leaders to exert their dominance on the Black Cats with the game pretty much over from that early on due to two United […]

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International United

By Lee Savery A busy night of games with a number of our team playing for their countries as the race to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil continues. Starting with England, all four Manchester United players (Carrick, Cleverley, Rooney & Welbeck) called up started against the very poor San Marino. It had been confirmed, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Southampton 2 Manchester United 3

By Jason Freeman. 1) Scholes has still got it Paul Scholes, what will we do when he retires again? During his 30 minutes on the pitch against Southampton he completely changed the game giving United more control over the game where as before his introduction to the game we were bullied by Southampton. His vision […]

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Patience Required With New Look United

By Jason Freeman. Since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, we have favoured a 4-4-2/4-4-1-1 system with functionality the main priority whereas between 2006 and 2009 a variety of formations were used and fluidity took priority. With the signings of Kagawa and van Persie a return to a more fluid style of play seems […]

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The Death Of The Defensive Midfielder?

By Matthew Jones WITH Shinji Kagawa signed, many critics and fans alike believe Manchester United will shift to a 4-2-3-1 formation from the old faithful 4-4-2 this season. Midfield has been addressed this summer but perhaps not in the way many of us would prefer or had predicted. What we’ve really missed since Roy Keane […]

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The Myth Of The 4-4-2

- and why we have too few wingers – By Joakim Zachrisson There is a myth amongst Manchester United fans, that’s the myth that Sir Alex Ferguson is only comfortable with a 4-4-2 set up. The myth is widely spread, even to such extent that when we have played a different set up credit for […]

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5 Things We Learned: Ajax 0 Manchester United 2

By Jason Freeman. 1) Europa League will be taken seriously Manchester United exited the Champions League back in December at the group stages, something that hadn’t happened since 2005. Due to this, we find ourselves in Amsterdam playing in the Europa League against Ajax. When we exited the Champions League, many fans including me immediately […]

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Spoilt Or Cynical?

By Gary Fowler. Last week Roy Keane’s blunt assessment that Manchester United had not been good enough to progress in the Champions League brought back memories of November 2005 when he castigated some of his team mates following the 4-1 defeat to Middlesbrough. Even though at the time I 100% agreed with him I thought it […]

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Darren Fletcher’s break from football – Where does it leave United?

By Tony Mogan Just as things seemed to be looking up after a tumultuous month, Manchester United were rocked by the news that Darren Fletcher will be taking an extended break from football, after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel condition. Following a Champions League exit and the news that Nemanja Vidic […]

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Manchester United 1 Sunderland 0: 5 Things We Learnt

By Nathan Thomas. 1. Midfield craving creative spark This, I’m sure you’ll agree with me is the most evident thing that we learnt from the match on Saturday, although many would argue we have known this for a long time. Beating Sunderland via an own goal from one of our greatest servants is nothing to […]

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