Tag Archive: Manchester United

Aug 07

Man United v Spurs Preview: Depay over Fellaini? Adds guile, but changes attacking shape drastically

The United Spurs game on Saturday, along with the Stoke Liverpool game on Sunday, is interestingly one of “those games” from last season that typically changed a fan’s vocabulary towards the club manager. Despite coming with a big name tag, Van Gaal didn’t manage to win over majority of the United faithful in the first …

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Mar 10

Manchester United 1 – 2 Arsenal: Di Maria’s wide positioning and Wenger’s reply to Van Gaal’s second half changes

In the prelude to this FA Cup Quarters between United and Arsenal, there were multiple references to Arsenal’s solid away performance at Manchester City, and United’s shaky but effective win at the Emirates earlier this season. This high tempo game at Old Trafford was completely different from United’s 2-1 victory, especially in terms of dominating …

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Nov 23

Arsenal 1-2 Man Utd; Wilshere the difference as Van Gaal wins the numbers game

Manchester United earned their first away win of the season at the Emirates beating Arsenal 2-1 against all odds. Antonio Valencia had his shot deflected and converted into an owngoal by Gibbs, while Rooney made it 2-0 after a quick counter from an Arsenal corner. Oliver Giroud pegged one back with a sweet strike from …

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Aug 17

Man Utd 1-2 Swansea City; Organized Swans trump toothless Red Devils

Louis Van Gaal kicked off his Manchester United reign with a 1-2 defeat to Swansea City at Old Trafford. The loss etched an unwanted entry into the record books. United had never lost the opening game of the season at home for the past 42 years, and Gary Monk’s Swansea now stand next to Bobby …

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Jun 01

Analyzing the Dutch bandwagon: De Jong and Janmaat crucial for Van Gaal’s new defencive setup

  Louis Van Gaal has been the man of the summer till now, and despite having labored through the 2 friendlies against Ecuador and Ghana in a newly introduced 5-3-2 system, both Van Persie goals would have been well celebrated in Holland and Manchester. Having swept through the Qualifying campaign with 9 wins out of …

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