1. Daley Blind's Passing Has Helped Manchester United Improve in Defence and Attack

    Although Manchester United have looked unconvincing in attack so far this season, one positive feature of their build-up play has been Daley Blind’s excellent passing from ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 days ago 16,942 reads 70 comments

  2. Louis Van Gaal Must Address Manchester United's Lack of Creativity in Attack

    Manchester United ’s 0-0 draw with Newcastle United was ultimately a game that summed up Louis van Gaal ’s team at this early stage of the season: strong in defence, dominant in midfield but poor in attack...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 9 days ago 10,752 reads 106 comments

  3. Chris Smalling Is Emerging as a Top-Class Defender at Manchester United

    Although Club Brugge are far from the strongest opposition Manchester United will face this season, Chris Smalling ’s display against the Belgian side continued his impressive ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 13 days ago 17,394 reads 69 comments

  4. Manchester United's Best Midfield Evident in 1-0 Win Against Aston Villa

    It is usually futile to draw broad conclusions from games so early in the season, but Manchester United ’s narrow 1-0 win against Aston Villa did at least make clear to manager Louis van Gaal what his best midfield is...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 17 days ago 49,044 reads 103 comments

  5. Matteo Darmian Is the Ideal Right-Back for Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United

    Matteo Darmian spent very little time in the limelight this summer after Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin were signed in the days following his transfer, but the Italian ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 23 days ago 24,071 reads 57 comments

  6. Ander Herrera Must Start for Manchester United Despite Midfield Reinforcements

    In an odd paradox at Manchester United , Ander Herrera is unlikely to be in manager Louis van Gaal ’s first XI come the start of the season despite being one of the Premier League’s most dynamic midfielders...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 27 days ago 25,997 reads 132 comments

  7. Which Position Should Memphis Depay Play at Manchester United?

    With Manchester United opting to play just four pre -season games ahead of the 2015/16 campaign, manager Louis van Gaal was always likely to field his strongest team whenever possible...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 1 month ago 21,924 reads 68 comments

  8. Why Andreas Pereira Can Be Manchester United's Breakthrough Star in 2015/16

    Of all the players in Manchester United ’s academy who are trying to break into the first team, Andreas Pereira is the most talented and best equipped to make the transition in the 2015/16 season...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 1 month ago 35,797 reads 45 comments

  9. What Has Happened to Adnan Januzaj's Promising Career at Manchester United?

    With the onus on Manchester United to break down a resolute West Bromwich Albion side on Saturday, just how difficult a season it has been for Adnan Januzaj was highlighted ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 4 months ago 17,070 reads 54 comments

  10. Luke Shaw Will Excel at Manchester United Next Season When His Injuries Subside

    Manchester United ’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Chelsea may have ended a run of six consecutive Premier League wins, but the impressive performance of Luke Shaw stood out as one of many positives on the day...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 4 months ago 6,515 reads 16 comments

  11. Manchester United vs. Manchester City: Why Angel Di Maria Deserves a Recall

    Manchester United ’s impressive form in the last month may have coincided with Angel Di Maria’s spell out of the team, but the Argentine deserves to be recalled ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 13,700 reads 46 comments

  12. Ander Herrera Stands out in Manchester United's 3-1 Win vs. Aston Villa

    In what was a relatively comfortable Manchester United win over Aston Villa , Ander Herrera stood out as the best player on the pitch with a typically lively performance and two well-taken goals...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 5,082 reads 16 comments

  13. Manchester United's 2-1 Win vs. Liverpool Illustrates Progress from Last Season

    In a season where manager Louis van Gaal has been compared and contrasted to his predecessor, David Moyes , Manchester United ’s impressive 2-1 victory over Liverpool highlighted the most significant difference between the pair...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 5 months ago 1,865 reads 2 comments

  14. Louis Van Gaal's Strange Substitutions Continue to Cost Manchester United

    An FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Arsenal further evidenced the point that Louis van Gaal ’s strange substitutions have cost Manchester United on a number of occasions in recent months...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 9,461 reads 77 comments

  15. Manchester United's 2-1 Defeat to Swansea City Highlights Familiar Problems

    Manchester United ’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea City highlighted familiar problems that continue to cost Louis van Gaal ’s side points in the race for a top-four finish...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 6 months ago 8,306 reads 51 comments

  16. Why Has Rafael Da Silva Become a Peripheral Figure at Manchester United?

    It barely warranted a mention when Rafael da Silva , the only recognised right-back at Manchester United , was left out of Louis van Gaal 's squad to face West Ham United last weekend...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 7 months ago 15,638 reads 58 comments

  17. Marcos Rojo Continues to Impress in His Debut Season at Manchester United

    With a list of previous clubs that included Estudiantes , Spartak Moscow and Sporting Clube de Portugal, Marcos Rojo seemed to lack the experience and quality Manchester ...

    Chris Fleming Written by Chris Fleming about 7 months ago 11,804 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 8 months ago 9,077 reads 46 comments

  19. 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 8 months ago 4,010 reads 16 comments

  20. 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 9 months ago 7,584 reads 27 comments

  21. 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 9 months ago 8,151 reads 28 comments

  22. 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 9 months ago 2,184 reads 1 comments

  23. 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 9 months ago 11,478 reads 16 comments

  24. 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 9 months ago 11,937 reads 21 comments

  25. 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 9 months ago 12,771 reads 25 comments