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Michael Carrick brings out the best of Manchester United – Swansea vs Manchester United Review

After a disappointedly dull performance on Thursday night, Mourinho made plenty of changes to the team, and despite some surprising inclusions in the starting eleven, there was a huge improvement in the performance levels. Continue reading

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Time to drop Zlatan and add some much needed pace – Fenerbahce vs Manchester United Review

Another game and yet another disappointing result, but this time not due to questionable refereeing decisions or being unbelievable unlucky, but the lack of effort from the players put into the actual performance. Continue reading

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Why did it go so wrong? – Chelsea vs Manchester United Review

Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge didn’t end well as the third game in the same week proved to be too much. His team selection and tactics were once again questioned, with fans and pundits alike disapproving of the defensive approach. It can be especially frustrating considering the attacking performances we have witnessed in games such as against Leicester and Fenerbahce earlier this week, but should Mourinho take all the blame when the team made such an early mistake? Had the team carried out the gameplan and got a narrow 1-0 win, would people not have praised Mourinho for getting a result at a ground Manchester United has struggled at for recent years? It’s hard to blame the manager purely on the tactics he had in mind, but his team selection was still highly questionable, whilst the players should also take a long hard look at themselves. Continue reading

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What makes Manchester United tick? – Manchester United vs Fenerbahce Review

The tough run of fixtures continues with another good result against Fenerbahce. Some players went out with a point to prove and Mourinho should now definitely have a much better idea as to what makes this Manchester United team click.

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Mourinho came with a game-plan but could United have won with a different eleven? – Liverpool vs Manchester United Review

The hotly anticipated grudge match at Anfield ended in a disappointing goalless draw, as neither side had many attempts on goal. Jose Mourinho used his highly criticised defensive tactics against an in form Liverpool side to prevent them from scoring and United were close to scraping a 1-0 win had it not been for Zlatan missing. Continue reading

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What does the future hold for Jesse Lingard?

Jesse Lingard finally made his England debut, but what does the future hold for the player with many critics. Sir Alex Ferguson was spot on when he said “he (Lingard) will become a player at 22 or so”, but is he really good enough now to be a first team player at Manchester United? Continue reading

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Why Wayne Rooney’s exclusion made such a huge difference – Manchester United vs Leicester Review

It took a bit of time, but Jose Mourinho finally got the result and performance to make other fans sit up and take notice of Manchester United. With the absence of Wayne Rooney, the team really stepped up and gave one of the most exciting games to watch in a very long time. Continue reading

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Why Players need to learn from Rashford and Herrera

After a poor run of form, a game against league 1 side Northampton put the team back onto winning terms and gave Mourinho a few things to consider. Continue reading

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Why did Manchester United sign him? – Feyenoord vs Manchester United Review

Mourinho’s first European game in charge of Manchester United did not go to plan as it was more reminiscent of a game under Van Gaal than a Manchester United team making a statement after a derby loss. Continue reading

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Time to start Rashford! – Manchester United vs Manchester City Review

The highly anticipated Manchester derby didn’t go to plan for Jose Mourinho as a very shaky first half all but sealed the victory for City. There were definitely some positives though, as the second half showed a big increase in performance levels as we were unlucky not to equalise, especially with some questionable refereeing decisions. Continue reading

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