Manchester United Vs Brighton Player Ratings

Yet another game that we went in to with high spirits. Thanks to the arrival of Ole Gunnar, winning is slowly becoming the new normal at Manchester United.
The game ended in another victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Paul Pogba scoring from the spot kick and Marcus Rashford scoring an absolute beauty.
It was a game that kept us on our toes especially after the Brighton equalizer.
Below, on a scale of 1-10, I have analysed how I think the players performed on the pitch.
David de Gea- 7 The United Number one was pretty much solid through the entire game. He had no chance with Pascal Gross's close-range finish and couldn't be faulted for it. There were also two scary moments late on in the game. 
Ashley Young- 7 Our Captain for the day also didn't have a bad game. In the first half, I felt he didn't offer very much going forward. However in the second half, he offered the much needed width at a time where we were too congested in the centre. 
Victor Lindelof- 8 Our Ice …

Manchester United vs Brighton Match Analysis

When the referee blew the final whistle at the Wembley Stadium on 13th January 2019, Ole Solskjaer became the second manager in Manchester United's rich history to win his first five league matches. But when the referee blew the final whistle at Old Trafford on 19th January 2019, Solskjaer had already created history. With a 2-1 win over Brighton, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first ever manager in the history of United to win his first 6 league games.

United did start this game as they had started other games under Solskjaer, on the front foot and attacking the opposition. The likes of Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, and Diogo Dalot were superb when they tried to find different ways to unlock the tight Brighton defence. They came close several times but the two giants, Shane Duffy, and Lewis Dunk got in their way.
The moment finally arrived on the 25th minute when Paul Pogba was wrongfully bundled over into the penalty area by Gaetan Bon…

Manchester United vs Brighton Preview

Manchester United vs Brighton Preview 
Manchester United welcome Brighton to Old Trafford in their seventh match under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Here is all you need to know ahead of the game. 

What are the team news?
For Man United, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, and Marouane Fellaini will be unavailable, with Ole being hopeful that Alexis will be fit enough to play. As for the visitors, Izquierdo and Fernandes da Silva Junior are out, with Bissouma being a slight doubt. No side have any suspended players for this match. 

What does a win mean for each team?
  A win for Manchester United could narrow the gap to a Champions League position to 3 points, if Arsenal beat Chelsea at the Emirates. United are currently level on points with Arsenal at 41. For Brigton, a win would put them on 29 points and increase their chances of a finish in the top half of the table. 

What were their previous matches?
  United's last match came against Tottenham Hotspurs in which the reds claimed a 1-0 victory court…

Manchester United U23's v PSV Eindhoven U23's: Match Preview

This Thursday at Leigh sports village Man United U23’s welcome PSV U23’s in the Premier League International cup for a 7pm kick off. This tournament features 12 of England’s best academy sides against 12 of the top development sides across Europe. It gives the young English teams a chance to test themselves against the very best academies in Europe’s top leagues.
United come into this game on a bad run of form, with no win in three and the last win coming on the 16th of December. However, this is a different competition for United and Ricky Sbragia and his side will be hoping they can put the recent bad run of form to bed with a win here.
United are sat 3rd in the table having drawn 1-1 in their one and only game so far against Derby County. While opponents PSV sit one place above on 3 points, a win on Thursday night will see Sbragia’s men leap their opponents into second place and close the gap on the current leaders Derby County. 
Ricky S…

Lest we forget: We are in trouble

The sacking of Jose and eventual appointment of Ole Gunner has brought back a spark of hope at Manchester United. It is now mathematically possible that we can secure a 3rd place finish. The joy, the passion and the smiles are back at Old Trafford. The players are playing well, the fans are happy and the coaching staff is performing.

However, this shouldn't divert us from the major issue. In August, there was general concern about lack of activity from the board. I am afraid, this will jeopardise our season's ambitions.

From the performance under Jose and even under Ole Gunner, it is very obvious we need a center back. A person like Rojo is almost permanently injured. Bailly, Jones and Smalling are in and out of injury. Lindelof looks our most reliable option but being over worked can cause him fatigue. I would appreciate that Woodward brings in a good center back, even on loan.

Well, the argument may be that we need a Director of Football first before any purchases are mad…

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Player Ratings

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Player Ratings
 Manchester United claimed a 6th consecutive win under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their 1-0 victory away against the Spurs. Here are my player ratings for the match.

David De Gea: 10/10
Tottenham players are going to be having nightmares about him. Made a few incredible stops and a few rather simple ones to keep a clean sheet and give United the three points.

Luke Shaw: 7/10 
He intercepted quite a few passes and made crucial blocks inside the penalty box. He looked solid defensively but could be sharper on the attack.

Victor Lindelof: 7/10 
He showed his class again against a strong side and continued his run of good performances, making good tackles inside the box and showing positive energy.

Phil Jones: 6/10
Stopped some over the top balls and got the job done. 

Ashley Young: 7/10
He made good runs forward and won fouls in good positions, very active on the right flank. 

Nemanja Matic: 7/10
Helped out defensively and put in good tackles to s…

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United Match Analysis

Manchester United XI vs Cardiff: 
De Gea, Ashely Young, Phil Jones, Victor Lindelöf, Luke Shaw, Nemanja Matic, Ander Herrera, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford
This was the sixth Premier League match for Manchester United under the new reign of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and we were looking to make it 6/6 away against Tottenham at Wembley. And this is exactly what we managed to do with a hard fought and well worked 1-0 victory. The only goal of the game was scored by Marcus Rashford, who slotted the ball passed Lloris excellently following a brilliant Paul Pogba through ball. This wasn’t the full story of the game however, Spurs played extremely well in the second half and United were the ones playing dogged and solid football. These tactics worked for the most part against Spurs, but they still managed to cut through our defence. United’s saviour on the day was goalkeeper David De Gea who pulled off a remarkable 11 saves to keep Manchester United’s clean sheet inta…