1. Manchester United Should Abandon a 3-5-2 Formation After Losing to Southampton

    Manchester United ’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton ended an 11-game unbeaten run and highlighted why now is the time for Louis van Gaal to abandon his 3-5-2 formation...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 19 days ago 8,965 reads 46 comments

  2. Manchester United Can Finish in the Top 4 Despite an Ongoing Injury Crisis

    It’s symbolic of Manchester United ’s injury problems this season that Louis van Gaal is yet to play anything like his best team...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 25 days ago 3,993 reads 16 comments

  3. Michael Carrick Is Key to Manchester United's Recovery Under Louis Van Gaal

    The debate as to whether Michael Carrick is overrated or underrated will rumble on long after he has retired, but there’s no doubt that the 33-year-old holds the key to Manchester United ’s recovery under Louis van Gaal this season...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 1 month ago 7,496 reads 27 comments

  4. David De Gea Has Fulfilled His Potential at Manchester United in 2014

    David de Gea was a young but relatively experienced goalkeeper when he joined Manchester United in the summer of 2011...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 1 month ago 8,099 reads 28 comments

  5. Chris Smalling's Injury Problems This Season Are a Concern for Manchester United

    Chris Smalling had been enjoying his longest run in the Manchester United team this season when he limped off in the 2-1 win against Southampton with what is thought to be a muscle tear, according to Tom Sheen of The Independent ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 1 month ago 2,173 reads 1 comments

  6. Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera Stand out as Manchester United Beat Hull City

    There were a number of standout performers in Manchester United ’s 3-0 win over Hull City on Saturday, but Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera set the tone for what was a comfortable victory...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 2 months ago 11,417 reads 16 comments

  7. Do Manchester United's Loan Players Have a Future Under Louis van Gaal?

    Manchester United spent heavily on six new signings over the summer, but do the eight players they allowed to leave on loan have a future under Louis van Gaal? In the past, young ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 2 months ago 11,845 reads 21 comments

  8. Louis Van Gaal's Man-Management Skills Are Giving Manchester United a Boost

    As Manchester United ’s players walked off the pitch at Arsenal following their first away win since April, they were each met with a high-five from Louis van Gaal at the entrance to the tunnel...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 2 months ago 12,704 reads 25 comments

  9. Paddy McNair Is Making the Most of Testing Circumstances at Manchester United

    Manchester United have won all three games that Paddy McNair has started at centre-back this season. The 19-year-old from Northern Ireland, called up to the national team this month for the first time, has played excellently in testing circumstances..

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 2 months ago 7,699 reads 22 comments

  10. Luke Shaw Can Become 1 of the World's Best Left-Backs at Manchester United

    Luke Shaw can’t play a game of football for Manchester United without the tag of “world’s most expensive teenager” being used as some sort of caveat...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 3 months ago 4,623 reads 18 comments

  11. Ranking Manchester United's Top 10 Players This Season

    In ranking Manchester United ’s top 10 players so far this season, it’s hard to ignore the impressive performances of Louis van Gaal’s six summer signings...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 3 months ago 10,468 reads 34 comments

  12. Louis van Gaal Has to Manage Robin van Persie's Decline at Manchester United

    Robin van Persie will go down as one of the finest goalscorers in Premier League history when he retires. Over the course of the last five seasons, he has registered a goal once every 116 minutes...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 3 months ago 15,629 reads 30 comments

  13. Rafael da Silva Is on Course to Recapture His 2012/13 Form at Manchester United

    When Brazil lined up against Croatia to kick off the World Cup on 12 June, Rafael da Silva was wearing the famous colours of the Selecao, proudly singing the national anthem...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 3 months ago 10,321 reads 27 comments

  14. Manchester United Must Keep Juan Mata Beyond the January Transfer Window

    Juan Mata ’s start to life at Manchester United couldn ’t have been more emphatic. Flown in on a state-of-the-art helicopter, suavely dressed, the Spanish playmaker ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 3 months ago 7,556 reads 17 comments

  15. Daley Blind Is a Key Player for Manchester United, but for How Long?

    There was something quite symbolic about Daley Blind’s transfer to Manchester United this summer. Signed after Angel Di Maria but before Radamel Falcao , the Dutchman spent very little time in the limelight...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 4 months ago 20,315 reads 52 comments

  16. Jonny Evans' Latest Issue Highlights a Wider Injury Problem at Manchester United

    When Chris Smalling picked up a groin injury at Sunderland on 24 August, Manchester United fans rued the defender’s bad luck. It was a similar feeling when Phil Jones sustained a hamstring injury playing for England on 8 September...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 4 months ago 5,966 reads 16 comments

  17. Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera Symbolise a New Era at Manchester United

    Manchester United have made a sluggish start to the season. One win from five Premier League games is simply not good enough. In Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera, however, Louis van Gaal has two players who can rejuvenate the current squad...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 4 months ago 9,030 reads 11 comments

  18. Tyler Blackett's Promising Start Hints at a Bright Future at Manchester United

    In a summer of change at Manchester United , in which Danny Welbeck’s sale and Radamel Falcao’s signing has stirred debate, the promising start to the season made ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 15,650 reads 38 comments

  19. Why Phil Jones Will Star for Manchester United This Season

    Manchester United have made a sluggish start to the season, but Phil Jones has been the star performer in Louis van Gaal ’s new-look side...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 4,615 reads 7 comments

  20. Manchester United's Summer Signings Signal a Move Away from a 5-3-2

    Manchester United ’s summer signings provide Louis van Gaal with the chance to move away from the 5-3-2 formation that has seen his players struggle in the opening four games of the season...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 21,302 reads 64 comments

  21. Why Angel Di Maria Would Be a Perfect Signing for Manchester United

    In the last 12 months, Manchester United have desperately lacked pace and creativity in attack. Performances have been lethargic, typified by slow and predictable build-up play...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 8,066 reads 6 comments

  22. Manchester United 2014/15 Season Preview: Tactics, Key Players and Predictions

    In just a matter of weeks, Louis van Gaal has introduced exciting, dynamic and winning football at Manchester United ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 8,738 reads 16 comments

  23. Why Juan Guillermo Cuadrado Would Be a Superb Signing for Manchester United

    Any signings Manchester United make this summer must be able to fit into Louis van Gaal 's newly introduced 5-3-2 formation —and that's why Fiorentina ' s Juan Guillermo Cuadrado would be a superb acquisition...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 23,022 reads 66 comments

  24. Why Tom Cleverley Faces His Last Chance at Manchester United

    Tom Cleverley made his Manchester United debut three years ago to the week. Having struggled to live up to his billing as a future star since then, the midfielder has one final ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 4,957 reads 7 comments

  25. What Does Louis van Gaal's 5-3-2 Mean for Manchester United?

    Much of the pre-match buzz surrounding Louis van Gaal’s first game in charge of Manchester United focused on the tactics and formation the Dutchman would adopt against LA Galaxy...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 45,124 reads 167 comments