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 […]

Man Utd v Club Brugge – Man of the Match

In past games when United have been, to put it kindly, poor, and with no player really making an impact, it had been difficult to decide which player, if any deserved the Man of the Match. Following yesterday’s Europa League Match, the same problem has arisen, but for a different reason. This being that all players played their […]

Club Brugge v Man Utd – Man of the Match

So Manchester United have emerged from Belgium with a crucial away goal despite a disappointing performance in dire weather conditions in the first leg of their Europa League round of 32 tie against Belgian side Club Brugge. United’s opponents are one of the most decorated clubs in Belgian football, the club have been crowned Belgian league champions 15 times, second […]

Astana vs Man Utd: Man of the Match

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So United have conceded the first goals in the competition, and thus suffered their first defeat. This result ended a run of 15 Europa League games without defeat for Manchester United. This, in spite of United having had superior possession, had more shots on goal, more corners, and played almost double the number of effective […]

Partizan vs Manchester United: Man of the Match

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So finally an away win for the first time since March. United went into this match winless in their last 11 away matches in all competitions since winning their opening nine such games under Ole Gunnar Solskjær – the Red Devils last went longer without an away victory between March–August 1979 (12), under Dave Sexton. […]

Should the UEFA Europa League be a priority for Man Utd this season?

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The UEFA Europa League is officially back and although it hurts not to be able to participate in the UEFA Champions League, I think that it is very important for a club of the size of Manchester United to be competing in a European completion no matter the circumstances. In fact, if the club approach […]