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Pardew: We Stopped Man United By Stopping Martial, Cabaye Sticks Boot In

Crystal Palace coach Alan Pardew said his side deliberately targeted Man United’s Anthony Martial to secure a clean sheet in their 0-0 draw. The Eagles stopped United from scoring for a third consecutive match, in a goal drought that has many fans calling for the demotion of current centre-forward choice Wayne Rooney. Alan Pardew, for one, believes that it’s Anthony Martial (football’s …

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LVG & Twitter React To Man United’s Goal Drought Against Palace

Man United haven’t scored a goal in over 325 minutes of football – that’s almost five and a half hours. The scrutiny of manager Louis van Gaal’s philosophy has reached fever pitch after Man United’s goalless draw today against Crystal Palace. In his post-match interview though, LVG was defiant (some would say in denial). LVG: “The main factor today was that we …

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Van Gaal’s Theory On Wayne Rooney – He Wants To Score Too Much

Believing that Wayne Rooney is trying too hard, Louis van Gaal also claims that strikers only need nine touches to score regularly.  Man United’s unusual lack of goals has been well documented in recent times. They boast a tally of just 15 goals in ten Premier League games, while club captain Rooney in particular has struggled – having scored just twice in the League …

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LVG Robustly Refutes Scholes’ Manchester United Criticisms

Speaking to the media on Friday morning, Louis van Gaal has robustly refuted Paul Scholes’ assessment of Manchester United’s style of play at present.  The Old Trafford legend has been highly critical of Van Gaal’s approach to the game, claiming legendary strikers of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Andrew Cole and Dwight Yorke’s standing would even struggle under this regime. “I was at the …

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Paul Scholes Blames Van Gaal For Rooney’s Goal Drought

Man United legend Paul Scholes says that he “would not enjoy” playing in Louis van Gaal’s side, and has criticised the Dutchman’s style of play. The usually reserved ex-midfielder has come out of his shell since donning the microphone as a pundit, and the now outspoken Paul Scholes has blasted Man United in their current guise under the stewardship of …

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Xavi: Wayne Rooney Should Drop To Midfield

Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has struggled for form so far this season, with many fans calling for the England international to be dropped. The former Everton striker has scored just two goals in nine games for the Red Devils so far this term, and many are questioning his ability to lead the line for Louis Van Gaal’s side. Former Barcelona …

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Chris Smalling Reveals How Manchester United Fans Call Him ‘Mike’ Everywhere He Goes

Manchester United centre back Chris Smalling has explained how he has managed to pick up a pretty permanent nickname.  Chris Smalling has simply been sensational for Manchester United this season and many have already suggested that he is perhaps the highest performing defender in the league on current form. Some fans of the Red Devils have recently suggested that Wayne …

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United Superfan Andy Tate Calls For Wayne Rooney To Be Dropped

The infamous Man United diehard has had enough of Wayne Rooney’s questionable contribution. Andy Tate was not happy with the United captain after yesterday’s stalemate in the Manchester derby, and has called for Rooney to not only be dropped, but also stripped of the captaincy. The reasoning for such a decision is to motivate the Englishman to fight for the armband again, or …

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Watch: Anthony Martial’s Fine First Derby, Rooney Slated Again

The French sensation showed great promise in his first Manchester derby, while Wayne Rooney copped yet more flak. While marooned out on the left for much of the 0-0 draw, Anthony Martial showed bravery by being the only Man United player to attack City head on. Although the attempts didn’t yield any results, the attacking intent was certainly there. (via Reddit user /u/nikolai426) The …

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Best Quotes, Tweets, Discussion Of The Manchester Derby

The 170th Manchester Derby may have disappointed, but there was plenty of reaction to the titanic clash. It was a game where the attacking threat was nullified for the most part by two strong defences. Neither United or City could muster a shot on target in the first half of the derby – only the second time that’s happened in any game …

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Scholes Explains What Man Utd’s Rooney Needs Around Him To Improve

Paul Scholes is still quite new to this punditry gig but there are few in the footballing world who are better placed than the Manchester United legend in explaining what Wayne Rooney needs around him to improve.  So far this season the striker has performed below expectation with many theories being bandied about as to what has kept Rooney from scoring consistently on …

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Twitter Didn’t React Well To This Startling Wayne Rooney Stat

Wayne Rooney touched the ball 40 times tonight – only goalkeeper David de Gea had less for Man United against CSKA Moscow. Striker Anthony Martial grabbed a goal, but United had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Russian side in a turgid 90 minutes. Within that entire timeframe, Red Devils captain Wayne Rooney only managed forty touches of …

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David Moyes Has Some High Praise For Wayne Rooney

David Moyes is backing the under-fire Wayne Rooney to the hilt. While the Man United captain has endured his fair share of troubles thus far this season, he recently became England’s all-time leading goalscorer after surpassing Bobby Chartlon’s legendary tally of 49 goals. As Rooney’s manager at both Everton and United, David Moyes is better placed than most when judging the divisive forward, …

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