1. 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 6 days ago 1,716 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 19 days ago 9,403 reads 77 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 8,289 reads 51 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 13,864 reads 58 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 11,619 reads 37 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 9,041 reads 46 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 4,005 reads 16 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 7,528 reads 27 comments

  9. 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 4 months ago 8,130 reads 28 comments

  10. 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 4 months ago 2,177 reads 1 comments

  11. 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 4 months ago 11,446 reads 16 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 11,870 reads 21 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 12,723 reads 25 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 7,708 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 5 months ago 4,630 reads 18 comments

  16. 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 5 months ago 10,504 reads 34 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 15,640 reads 30 comments

  18. 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 5 months ago 10,340 reads 27 comments

  19. 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 5 months ago 7,583 reads 17 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 20,349 reads 52 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 5,972 reads 16 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 9,044 reads 11 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 15,656 reads 38 comments

  24. 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 7 months ago 4,619 reads 7 comments

  25. 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 7 months ago 21,314 reads 64 comments