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5 Things We Learned: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United

By Alan Brennan 1) Magic Mata Having been left out of the side for much of the new year, Juan Mata has responded in the best possible fashion with his showings over the past couple of games. Mata had been previously criticised for his tendency to go missing and not effecting games enough, however I […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Apprehension was rife before kick-off with the Reds in no great form and an ominous test against a decent Spurs side awaiting in a crucial game in the fight for Champions League qualification. After a nervy opening, Manchester United played arguably their best half of football since Sir Alex Ferguson retired. […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 1-2 Arsenal

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Manchester United crashed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage after defeat to Arsenal at Old Trafford. The game began evenly, and after Arsenal had taken the lead through Nacho Monreal following good work from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, United responded almost instantly with Wayne Rooney powering home from a sublime […]

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4 Things We Learned: Manchester United 2-0 Sunderland

By Ashley Turner 1) Tempo or tactics It was yet another laboured performance in terms of the style of play on show. Jonny Evans twice passed the ball back to David De Gea within the opening 28 minutes, prompting boos from the home fans. At one point, however, the crowd were encouraged and pleased at […]

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5 Things We Learned: Preston NE 1-3 Manchester United

By Ashley Turner 1) Happy for Herrera I’m sure that every United fan was chuffed at seeing Ander Herrera’s name in the starting line-up that was revealed at 18:45 GMT. It was only his second start since January 4, and third since October 20. Being as it was a rare start for the Spaniard, you […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Cambridge United

By Ashley Turner 1) The boss is taking this competition seriously Before the game, Louis van Gaal was asked whether the FA Cup is the priority this season. He replied by saying it is now, hinting at a title push being out of reach despite 15 league games left to play for. This attitude has […]

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5 Things We Learned: Queens Park Rangers 0-2 Manchester United

By Jason Freeman 1) Tactical change pays off… again! There has been a lot of debate over why Van Gaal continues to use a 3-5-2, Van Gaal has given a few explanations as to why he’s sticking with it. One of those is that it provides a better balance but I’m not sure if that […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) Few results give the United Faithful greater pleasure than a victory over Liverpool and on Sunday the Red half of Manchester enjoyed a welcome win against the Reds from Merseyside. As is becoming worryingly customary United began the game on the back foot through careless errors, but after Sterling was put […]

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5 Things We Learned: Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) A squad ravaged by injuries made the trip down to London and returned with 3 points and the first away win of the season. Victory for the Reds seemed unlikely following a nervy and disjointed start to the game in which the Gunners could quite easily have been out of sight, […]

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5 Things We Learned: Manchester City 1-0 Manchester United

By David Gee (@DavidGee26) What began with optimism crashed into disappointment as the blue half of Manchester celebrated another derby victory against the Reds. As is common with derbies, the final score-line perhaps doesn’t reflect the affair and it was far from a routine 1-0 win for the home side. Nevertheless, despite an admirable display […]

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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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