Manchester United’s Man of the Match vs Tranmere Rovers – Kenneth Abela

Tranmere Rovers are struggling in 21stPosition in the third tier, League 1, and although they had beaten Watford in the previous round, they were not expected to trouble United, even though they were playing at home. United had only faced Rovers once previously, in the league cup second round tie, in September 1976, united winning […]

Man Utd v Burnley – Man of the Match

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With the TV cameras zooming in on the ‘few’ home fans that remained at full-time, many could be heard to voice their frustration at the final whistle. Following this 0 – 2 loss at home, former United midfielder Darren Fletcher commented, ”The chanting, the atmosphere really turned toxic for the first time. How long can […]

United Stunned by Burnley at Home

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1. These post-match articles have become really difficult. I am generally a very positive person but it’s hard to find any positives from this match, from a United perspective.  I got a lot of stick from fellow supporters after the article post-Liverpool match at the weekend, because I highlighted a will to battle it out […]

Liverpool v Man Utd – Man of the Match

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As they say, its goals that win matches. United had a bright start and even had the majority of possession, but then yielded to a soft goal from a corner, even if Captain Harry Maguire appeared to be fouled allowing Virgil a free header. This was the eighth time in the Premier League this season […]

FA Cup: Man Utd v Wolves: Man of the Match

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Wolves failed to win the first tie at Molineux due to a VAR decision deciding that the ball had glanced off the arm of Doherty before finding itself in the net. Yesterday, at Old Trafford, United once again were favoured by VAR when a Wolves goal was ruled out after once again as it had […]

Man Utd v Norwich City: Man of the Match

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This was Marcus Rashford’s 200th appearance for United and the 22 year old celebrated by scoring twice. The England striker now has 16 goals in his past 20 games for United, together with four assists, 19 goals in the season in total. Marcus must have been dreaming of a hat trick. No United player has […]

United Stroll to Easy Win against Bottom Side Norwich

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1. These are a big 10 days for United’s season, make no mistake. Norwich at home is followed by Wolves in FA Cup also at Old Trafford, Liverpool away and City away in the return leg of the Carabao Cup. Certainly, they started well against the Canaries. United played well and it could have been […]

Carabao Cup – Man Utd v Man City: Man of the Match

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‘The worst we have played this season.’ So stated United boss Solskjaer after this first-leg loss at Old Trafford. In truth this match revealed the serious shortcomings of this United side, and City could have had many more before the break, Raheem Sterling being the main culprit. This even with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus […]

Arsenal v Manchester United: Man of the Match

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‘Two steps forward, one step backwards’. So reported the TV commentator at the end of United’s match with Arsenal. Although United had won their first league game of the year in each of the last four consecutive years, no team had won more Premier League games on New Year’s Day than Arsenal. This win now […]

United Fall Against a Revitalised Gunners Side at The Emirates

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1. Football matches are determined by episodes during a match. Both United and Arsenal starting their match at The Emirates at a frenetic pace, using a high press on the opponent’s defences and trying to create chances.  There was nothing between the teams until Pepe’s opener for Arsenal.  From that point and for all of […]