Why the Watford defeat has come at the right time for Man United

Why the Watford defeat has come at the right time for Man United

Three defeats in a row can not be justified at any club, let alone Manchester United. But with some perspective and plain logic, these defeats can actually be revealing something about the side that Mourinho has in his hands to mould into one of 'his' typically successful squads. There's a strikingly common theme in all the three defeats - an abysmal first half. United's first half in these three defeats have have been progressively getting from bad to worse and …
Michael Carrick: Manchester United's Main Man

Michael Carrick: Manchester United's Main Man

When it is was announced by Louis Van Gaal that Michael Carrick would miss the remainder of the season Manchester United fans got very nervous. They got nervous because the difference in United’s fortunes this season with and without the veteran midfielder has been jarringly obvious. The 33 year old midfielder has solidified his importance to the United team in his later years perhaps allowing people to see how under-appreciated he has been in recent times. Despite Van Gaal’s summer …
Preston vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

Preston vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

On Monday evening, for the first time since 1972 Preston North End will take to the pitch at Deepdale to face Manchester United. Both sides are looking to progress to the quarter finals of the FA Cup, and this season's FA Cup has shown that it really could be either side that progresses. Simon Grayson is no stranger to facing United as he led his former side Leeds to victory against United in the competition in 2010. Meanwhile, United boss …
Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Welbeck's Frustration - Could He Be Seeking Pastures New?

Manchester United’s Danny Welbeck has recently commented that he contemplated leaving the club after becoming frustrated at being played out of position under David Moyes. The England striker has often been praised for his versatility, but Welbeck has made it clear that he would prefer to play centrally. Welbeck managed 9 league goals last season and all of these came in games where he played in a central role. He was particularly prolific during December and January where he managed …
What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

What Manchester United Need To Move Forward

It has been nearly a year since we heard about the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson and that David Moyes would be the man to replace him. It hasn’t really gone to plan for Manchester United since then, and in the end United did what the vast majority believed they should have earlier and sacked Moyes. It had all seemed so promising after their Community Shield win and 4-1 victory against Swansea at the start of the season, but it quickly …
Juan Mata Vs Newcastle United | Player Performance Analysis

Juan Mata Vs Newcastle United | Player Performance Analysis

Falling short of home wins and losing records this season, Manchester United are looking to end the season as strong as possible to recuperate confidence and faith amongst the fans for next seasons plans. Early December 2013, Manchester United found themselves losing 1-0 to Newcastle at Old Trafford. An unusual result, which meant that the game this weekend had a little more meaning to it, and by the Red Devils performance you could see their intensions from the first whistle. …
Newcastle United vs Manchester United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Newcastle United vs Manchester United | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This Saturday, Newcastle United welcome Manchester United to St. James' Park for a Premier League clash. Both teams are in the position where there is not much left to play for in the league, but they will still want to finish the season on a high. The Magpies come into the game after two heavy defeats in a row. They were beaten 3-0 at home by Everton and 4-0 away by Southampton, with manager Alan Pardew unable to be involved …
West Brom vs Manchester United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

West Brom vs Manchester United Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester United to the Hawthorns on Saturday in the day’s early kick-off. After a brief break for a midweek international fixture, the Premier League again takes centre stage for both teams’ players. West Brom head into the game without a win in seven Premier League games. The Baggies' new manager Pepe Mel is yet to taste victory in charge, which has seen them drop to 17th in the table and only one point above Sunderland in 18th. …
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