Man of the Match: Granada vs Manchester United (Europa League)

A  clean sheet at Granada’s unfashionable 19,000 seater Los Carmenes stadium, and a two goal advantage to take to Old Trafford for the second leg. But few know that the Spanish side’s amazing rise to the top is nothing at all to do with splashing the cash.  In fact their most expensive signing in their […]

Man of the Match: AC Milan vs Manchester United (Europa League)

Luke Shaw claimed Manchester United were “awful” and only reached the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to the intervention of “world class” substitute Paul Pogba. The Frenchman, who had missed the previous 10 games with a thigh injury made an instant impact after replacing Marcus Rashford at the break to score the crucial away goal as […]

Man of the Match: Manchester United vs AC Milan (Europa League)

United are installed as favorites to win the Europa League by the bookies, but you wouldn’t have bet on that yesterday. Milan had the ball in the net twice in the first half, though both chalked off by the VAR. United took the lead thanks to a splendid goal by newcomer Diallo but then skipper […]

Man of the Match: Manchester United vs Real Sociedad (Europa League)

So United are now through to the last 16 of the Europa Cup, now facing AC Milan, and old boys Ibra and Dalot. Well done to Ole for giving such opportunities to the academy youngsters on the European stage. Second-half substitute Shola Shoretire becoming the youngest-ever Manchester United player in a European game at 17 […]

Man of the Match: Real Sociedad vs Manchester United (Europa League)

Hard to believe that before this match, United had been winless since the 2016/17 season in matches against Spanish opponents (D3 L6). The last win – prior to their last nine European matches – being a 1-0 victory over Celta de Vigo in UEFA Europa League semi-final. United have now thankfully and finally overcome this […]

Man Utd vs Sevilla (Europa League): Man of the Match

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As they say, it’s goals that win matches. When Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked how they can stop Sevilla, which were then unbeaten in 19 games, he replied, tongue in cheek, that they needed to score more goals than them. United and Sevilla’s only two prior meetings were in the last 16 of the 2017-18 Champions […]

Man Utd vs FC Copenhagen (Europa League): Man of the Match

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So with two goals disallowed for offside, a penalty decision reversed by VAR, and two shots against the upright, it would have been massively unjust had United failed to have made it through to the semi-final of the Europa League. In the end, although Copenhagen did have their moments, it was only thanks to the […]

Man Utd vs LASK (Europa League): Man of the Match

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Although the first leg result had led some to think that the Austrian side LASK were pushovers, LASK had however lost just one of their last seven Europa League games (W4 D2), that one defeat coming against United in the first leg. Even Solskjaer had admitted “it wasn’t a 5-0 difference between the teams”. Moreover, […]

Man Utd vs LASK – Man of the Match

This was the first-ever competitive meeting between Linzer Athletik-Sport-Klub, commonly known as Linzer ASK or simply LASK and Manchester United. It was also LASK’s first encounter with an English team. Although LASK – set up 111 years ago – are ranked 103rd by UEFA with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side 93 places ahead of them in placings, LASK […]