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Manchester United vs Derby County Preview

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Manchester United vs Derby County Preview

A poor performance on Saturday overshadowed United's good form of late as the run of three back-to-back wins came to an end as Wolves held United to a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. It was a performance full of attacking play and excellent goalkeeping from both David de Gea and Rui Patricio but in the end the result was a just one but a damaging one for the Red Devils as they now lie in seventh place as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 on Sunday. United now have a cup game against Frank Lampard's Derby County to prepare for and many questions surround the fixture, mostly centred around team selection. 
One player guaranteed to start is Diogo Dalot who, although impressing against Young Boys in the Champions League, was rested against Wolves for the returning Valencia. While Rashford serves the last of his three-game suspension, Matic is free to start against his former teammate's side and was sorely missed against Wolves. Jose Mourinho has als…

Manchester United vs Wolves Match Analysis and Player ratings

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Manchester United were back at Old Trafford on Saturday after three back to back away wins which also included a great 3-0 victory against Young Boys in the Champions League. High flying Wolves were in the town who themselves had gained momentum after two consecutive 1-0 wins over West Ham and Burnley.   Starting XIDe Gea
Valencia     Smalling     Lindelof     Shaw
Fred     Fellaini     Pogba
Lingard     Lukaku     Sanchez
Wolves are a not your usual small club which goes away to a top-six club and parks the bus and looks for a tame draw. Instead, Wolves came to United and played proper attacking football. They had done a similar thing when they faced Manchester City earlier this season and earned a point against the champions. They started the game on a brighter note and within the first ten minutes, worked the ball out to Raul Jimenez who forced a save out of De Gea. De Gea had to be alert again on a corner when he saved Boly's header from point-blank range. But as the game progresse…

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview

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Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers Preview After Manchester United eased into a 3-0 away win in Switzerland against Young Boys on Wednesday night, they return to Old Trafford to face high-flying Wolves who are aiming to continue their excellent form this season after back-to-back wins against West Ham and Burnley following a creditable draw against the holding champions. 
Wolves' success is mainly due to the Portugese influence in the team with big names such as Rui Patricio, Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves important members of the team so far this season. This influence is credited to their 44 year old manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, who featured in the Porto team that was managed by Mourinho himself from 2002-04. Jose has come out and said that his former player has earned the right to be called a Premier League manager due to the heroics of last season as they won the Championship with two games to spare and the have only grown as a team and evolved to suit Premier Leagu…

Young Boys vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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Manchester United win comfortably away from home against Young Boys to open their champions league campaign with a 3-0 victory!
But who impressed or who didn’t? Here I will rate each of their performances from our champions league opener.

David De Gea: 8
Although he didn’t have too much to do in the 2nd half of this match, he did make some pretty good and important saves for Manchester United in the 1st half. So for that, 8.

Dalot: 8
Despite a few slip ups, the kid had a spectacular night on his debut! Got some pretty good looking crosses in and went in for the attack as well, also almost got himself an assist, but Lukaku was offside unfortunately.

Smalling: 7
Made a vital save when the game was 0-0 and seemed to always be at the right place last night. Soild performance.

Lindeof: 6.5
Did seem a bit uncomfortable last night but held his own for the most part I believe. Decent performance for me.

Shaw:8.5
Nearly had himself an assist with Rashford and was the one that was gave Mancheste…

Man United v Sheffield United: Match Preview

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After their triumphant return to women's league football against Aston Villa, beating them a staggering 12-0, all heads turn to Manchester United's first home league game of the season.

Sheffield will travel to Manchester on the back of a 2-0 defeat to Durham in their league opener as well as a 2-0 defeat at home to Birmingham in the Continental Cup.

While Sheffield was in action this weekend in the Cup, United's Cup division has an odd number of teams - giving them a week rest to perform on the back of.
Players to look out for  After United swept aside Villa in their league opener, it was clear to see that they are a strong and disciplined sign with some exceptional talent.  Jess Sigsworth  Sigsworth is no stranger to the FA Women's Championship - the forward spent last season with Doncaster Belles and finished as top scorer with 15 goals. More impressively, Sigsworth already has five goals to her name after just one game, proving to be exciting not only for fans but…

Young Boys vs Manchester United Match Analysis

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Young Boys vs Manchester United Match Analysis Manchester United looked for their third consecutive away win with a trip to Switzerland in the Champions league as they took on Young Boys. This was no easy test for United, who have had a inconsistent start to the season, however United went their expecting the full 3 points and nothing less than the first win in the Champions League this season. The team sheet was much changed from the team that beat Watford last weekend. Martial and Rashford came back into the team and joined Lukaku in attack while youngest Dalot made his United debut after his summer move to United. In this game we also saw a return to the trio of Fred, Matic and Pogba in midfield after a few games apart.
Manchester United XI: David De Gea, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelöf, Diogo Dalot, Paul Pogba (c), Nemanja Matic, Fred, Anthony Martial, Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford
Young Boys XI: David von Ballmoos, Loris Benito, Steve von Bergen, Mohamed Ali Camara, Kevi…

Young Boys vs Manchester United Preview

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Young Boys vs Manchester United Preview The Champions League returns for Manchester United and with an away fixture in Switzerland as Young Boys host the Red Devils tomorrow at 19:45 GMT. This is such a big game for United's momentum as, after back-to-back wins against Burnley and Watford have boosted United's sombre mood following the shock defeat to Brighton and the humbling at Old Trafford to Spurs. A victory in Switzerland should carry United's momentum into a potentially dangerous home game against Wolves on Saturday, who have already taken points off Everton and Manchester City. United's last game against Watford showed the importance of killing games off as Watford easily could have equalised were it not for David de Gea and this game should be no different. 
Whilst United have had issues in the Premier League, Young Boys have been excellent so far this season with nine wins out of ten so far and are top of their league. While United's game on Sunday was a …