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Manchester City vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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Manchester City finished the last season with a record 100 points and the way their current campaign is going, it seems like they might actually break their own record. Considering how United's start to the campaign has been, many fans didn't expect much from this fixture but a series of impressive comeback wins, particularly the away win in Turin in the Champions League, gave a glimmer of hope to the United faithful. Whatever hope the United fans had before the Manchester Derby quickly evaporated as Paul Pogba was deemed injured and wasn't included in the lineup.

City took an early lead from David Silva but United held on for the half. A second-half goal from Aguero felt like a mountain too steep to climb but Martial's penalty did bring back the memories of that historic 3-2 comeback win in April of this year. In the end, Gundogan scored to make it 3-1 and wrap up the 3 points for the Cityzens.
Starting XI
De Gea, Young, Smalling, Shaw, Fellaini, Matic, Herrera, Marti…

The Resurgence of Luke Shaw

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(sky sports.com) At the start of the 2018/19 pre-season for Manchester United, there were many questions being asked from supporters about Luke Shaw. There were many different opinions on what will happen to Shaw and if he had a future at the football club. In the summer of 2014, the 23-year-old was signed by the Red Devils in a deal worth £30m, making him the most expensive teenager in football at the time. He was coming into the side with big expectations and big shoes to fill after the departure of Legendary full-back Patrice Evra. 
Luke Shaw is a member of Southampton’s youth academy, where he came through the ranks and made his first-team debut in January 2012. He continued to impress for the saints making a total of 60 appearances, with the most impressive displays coming under ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino. Shaw was also a regular for England under 21’s at the time, having represented England at every youth level. A step up to the main team came in March 2014, where his excellen…

Manchester City vs Manchester United Analysis

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As I write this, I am having a very nasty headache. This is going to be a quiet period as we head to the international break. Normally after such a loss we need an immediate match to iron out our mistakes.
Well looking at it positively, the upcoming international break is an opportunity to heal from this loss. Hopefully Pogba can recover from his injury. It's time for players like Lukaku to rediscover their goal scoring form.
Now lets dive into the game. In all honesty, United posed a very little threat to the Man City side. They clearly dominated us and this is absurd. In my analysis of the Juventus Vs Utd game,  I mentioned that Utd needed to try as much as possible not to concede. This looked far from reality as we swallowed 3 goals, all from mistakes that could have been avoided.
Jose Mourinho, who was managing his 300th Premier League match, had a blow in the form of a Paul Pogba injury and United sorely missed his presence in midfield, with Pep Guardiola's men claimi…

Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview

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Manchester City vs Manchester United Preview It's almost time. Manchester United aim to continue their winning run as they travel across Manchester to the Ethiad Stadium for the Manchester Derby on Sunday. It's also a big game for Manchester City who are one of three sides that remain unbeaten in the Premier League, alongside Liverpool and Chelsea and a defeat could send them from first to third provided Chelsea and Liverpool win earlier that day. This fixture has provided so much drama, passion, excitement and goals, hopefully tomorrow will deliver similar results. 
Team news first; Marouane Fellaini made his return after a month out against Juventus and may start ahead of Nemanja Matic, who was relatively poor again for United and seems sluggish since suffering an injury just before the start of the season. Alexis Sanchez suffered a minor thigh injury against Juventus and is a doubt for the game and as is Paul Pogba, who missed training on Friday with a 'little injury&#…

Manchester Derby Combined XI

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Manchester Derby Combined XI
The Manchester Derby is just around the corner and it couldn't be a bigger game for either side so far this season. A win for United should help them get back into their groove and challenge the other sides in the top six places especially since Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool will have already played by that point. The top two sides in the league last year have a lot of class between them and both sides fit nicely in a 4-1-2-3 formation and so this is how they will line up in this combined XI:
GOALKEEPER: DAVID DE GEA This has never been a difficult decision. Ederson is a good goalkeeper, there is no debating that. But David de Gea is the best in the world and saved United 19 points last season with his miraculous saves, most noteably against Liverpool, Arsenal, Crystal Palace and Man City and he was pivotal in the miraculous away win against Juventus on Wednesday.
RIGHT BACK: KYLE WALKER Walker is an exceptional player and one of the best right bac…

Juventus Vs Manchester United Player Ratings

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Manchester United have done what many will call an upset! Yes, Manchester United pulled off not only a massive victory against Italian giants Juventus, but they did it in typical Manchester United style! After falling behind due to a special goal by former Red Devil, Ronaldo, Man United stunned not only 'The Old Lady' but perhaps the whole country of Italy by completing a 2-1 comeback to absolutely steal all three points from Juventus in Turin.

At the refs final whistle of the match, Manchester United manager Jose Mourhino walked onto the pitch and cupped his ears, trolling in celebration while being crapped on for 90+ minutes. Seems fair for him to do something like that right? Mourhino will be Mourhino and for that I have decided to rate him a 10. Both tactics and drama were on point in Turin.

But the official player ratings are in and here is where the Red Devils stand after this famous Champions League fixture.

David DE GEA: 9
Other than conceding a half volley by Ronaldo …

Juventus vs Manchester United Analysis

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A great result for the Red Devils. Manchester United have continued with their new found form of making great comebacks. Although this is not the ideal approach,  it is definitely a morale booster for us.
Given the way United started the season, winning games in injury time is a good indication of hope for what we expect in the future.
Manchester United started off fairly well as compared to the previous games. Obviously there is was improvement there. We have continued to concede many free kicks and corner kicks, although our defence of them has greatly improved. Juventus caused a lot of threat at our goal, but thanks to the heroics of the birthday boy, we kept them at bay.
Juventus scored first through Christiano Ronaldo and I credit the lads who recovered from it and held on until the end. Manchester United equalised through Juan Mata in the 86th minute, before killing it off with an own goal from Sandro in the 89th minute.
The win takes United to 7 points in the group, two be…