Man of the Match: Manchester United vs Brighton (Premier League)

Manchester United have now won each of their last six meetings with Brighton in all competitions. But in a lackluster opening 45 minutes, where United  failed to register a single shot on target, the Reds went behind,  Danny Welbeck scoring his 50th goal at the same end were thirteen years earlier he had scored his […]

Man of the Match: Manchester City vs Man Utd (Premier League)

So Manchester City have been beaten for the first time since November 2020 (0-2 v Spurs), ending a run of 28 games without defeat across all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s side. United have now won three consecutive away games in all competitions against Manchester City for the first time since a run of four between […]

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: Manchester United vs Newcastle (Premier League)

It’s now 18 goals for this season for Marcus Rashford with a superb solo goal after United had failed to make inroads against the visitors. This however only lasted 6 minutes as once again United were beaten from set piece play, in spite of the Magpies having been allowed freedom in the box even just […]

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 of the Match: Manchester United vs West Ham (FA Cup)

A much changed United side, that eventually needed the big guns of Fernandes, McTominay, Cavani and Shaw, ultimately saw the Reds through to Thursday’s draw for the quarter finals of the FA Cup. United have now won their last nine home FA Cup matches, their joint-longest home winning run in the competition, equaling their nine […]

Man of the Match: Man Utd vs Liverpool (FA Cup 4th Round)

United’s victory over Liverpool is more than just a passage to the 5th round of the FA Cup (versus West Ham, at Old Trafford, next month). The victory first of all underlines United’s progress under Solskjaer. It underlines the fact that United are leaders in the Premier League table not by any coincidence. And that […]

Man of the Match: Liverpool vs Man Utd (Premier League)

With Liverpool having the best Premier League home record this season – and were unbeaten in their previous 67 league matches at Anfield – while United have the best away record in the League – a stalemate could have been predicted and indeed it was. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was of the view that his players […]

Man of the Match: Man Utd vs Man City (EFL Cup Semi-Final)

United had lost all three semi-finals they reached last season – including the League Cup against City, in spite of having progressed from eight of nine before that. Yesterday ‘the curse’ struck again notwithstanding that this time there was only one leg and United were playing at Home. City triumphed again thanks to two goals […]