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November 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolfsburg

Juan Mata scored one and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat a stubborn Wolfsburg side 2-1 in the Champions League at Old Trafford.

A celebratory night at the Theatre of Dreams, which saw the hosts end a year-long absence from Europe’s elite club competition, started off on a sour note as Daniel Caligiuri fired the visitors into a shock fourth-minute lead.

The Spaniard then turned provider, exquisitely chipping the ball over the Wolfsburg defence for Chris Smalling to convert with a cute finish eight minutes after the interval.

Both sides made one change ahead of the game, with Bastian Schweinsteiger drafted into the United midfield in place of the injured Michael Carrick, while former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle was denied a start on his return to England as he dropped to the bench.

Luke Shaw’s horrific leg break in Man United football previous European outing – a 2-1 defeat at PSV – saw Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia deployed in unfamiliar full-back roles, and the latter was at fault as Wolfsburg raced into an early lead.

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October 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Manchester United: Why Goodison warm up will be a revelation

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Get yourself to Goodison early on Saturday because all eyes will be on Manchester United’s pre-match warm up.

Last April Reds boss Louis van Gaal observed his squad going through their routine before facing Everton and the Dutchman had a growing sense of unease.

Van Gaal sensed Man United were not up for the occasion and they were immediately outfought in the early exchanges.

“You shall always be compared with your opponent in aggression and motivation and Everton really wanted to win this game, and I don’t think we equalled it,” Van Gaal said after Roberto Martinez’s side had thrashed the Reds 3-0.

“The fighting spirit of Everton was higher, and when they scored the first goal it became difficult for us.

“I had already the feeling and my colleagues (assistants) Ryan Giggs and Albert Stuivenberg had the feeling because the warm up was not so good as usual.

“In the last minutes before the game you hope you can recover and stimulate your players but then it is too late.

“You have to prepare the match already two or three days before and Everton has done that and they have won because of that.”

While subdued United were still in the blocks Everton sprinted away and were ahead after five minutes through James McCarthy and 2-0 down after 35 minutes when John Stones scored. Kevin Mirallas completed a dismal day with a third after 74 minutes.

The Goodison cold start mirrored Man United’s sleepy and non-aggressive efforts a week last Sunday at Arsenal when Van Gaal again accused his side of lacking fighting spirit which led to that three goals in 20 minutes humiliating surrender at the Emirates.

When Van Gaal gets his teeth into his players on Thursday to the Carrington training complex after the international break the Everton memory-jogger will no doubt be a priority conversation with his troops after the Arsenal crash.

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October 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolfsburg 30/09/2015

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Juan Mata scored one and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat a stubborn Wolfsburg side 2-1 in the Champions League at Old Trafford.

A celebratory night at the Theatre of Dreams, which saw the hosts end a year-long absence from Europe’s elite club competition, started off on a sour note as Daniel Caligiuri fired the visitors into a shock fourth-minute lead.

The Spaniard then turned provider, exquisitely chipping the ball over the Wolfsburg defence for Chris Smalling to convert with a cute finish eight minutes after the interval.

Both sides made one change ahead of the game, with Bastian Schweinsteiger drafted into the United midfield in place of the injured Michael Carrick, while former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle was denied a start on his return to England as he dropped to the bench.

Luke Shaw’s horrific leg break in Man United previous European outing – a 2-1 defeat at PSV – saw Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia deployed in unfamiliar full-back roles, and the latter was at fault as Wolfsburg raced into an early lead.

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October 1, 2015 Leave a comment

Amazing All Goals Manchester United 2 – 1 Wolfsburg 30/09/2015

Juan Mata scored one and set up another as Manchester United came from behind to beat a stubborn Wolfsburg side 2-1 in the Champions League at Old Trafford.

A celebratory night at the Theatre of Dreams, which saw the hosts end a year-long absence from Europe’s elite club competition, started off on a sour note as Daniel Caligiuri fired the visitors into a shock fourth-minute lead.

The Spaniard then turned provider, exquisitely chipping the ball over the Wolfsburg defence for Chris Smalling to convert with a cute finish eight minutes after the interval.

Both sides made one change ahead of the game, with Bastian Schweinsteiger drafted into the United midfield in place of the injured Michael Carrick, while former Chelsea winger Andre Schurrle was denied a start on his return to England as he dropped to the bench.

Luke Shaw’s horrific leg break in Man United previous European outing – a 2-1 defeat at PSV – saw Matteo Darmian and Antonio Valencia deployed in unfamiliar full-back roles, and the latter was at fault as Wolfsburg raced into an early lead.