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The Busby Babe Dec 12, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-2 Manchester City

No Pogba, No Party. The Manchester Derby bragging rights were grabbed by the noisy neighbors as two defensive errors cost United. Manchester City went 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League after beating Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford. The gap is significant even at this early stage of the season, with City looking in superb form. Herrera couldn’t fill in for Paul Pogba and Lukaku had a night to forget, here are our player ratings. David De Gea: 6 The star of last week was helpless for both of the goals, which both came from point blank range after shockingly bad...
The Busby Babe Dec 10, 2017
Five things we learned from United’s Manchester derby loss

Five things we learned from United’s Manchester derby loss

United concede too much ground, and Lukaku’s struggles continue. Here are five things we learned as Manchester United lost 2-1 against bitter rivals Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eleven points. Lukaku struggles again It feels disingenuous to criticise a lone striker in a game in which he was starved of service but there is no getting away from the fact that Romelu Lukaku had an absolute nightmare here. It was only David de Gea’s heroics that prevented the Belgian from conceding an own goal when defending a...
The Busby Babe Dec 7, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow

Player Ratings: Manchester United 2-1 CSKA Moscow

A standout performance from Luke Shaw, and a return to form for Juan Mata Two goals in two minutes were enough to see Manchester United come from behind to defeat CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night. The result means that Jose Mourinho’s side top Group A and advance to the round of 16 for the first time in four years. It was an impressive performance from Luke Shaw and Lukaku shined as the lone striker. Here are our player ratings: Sergio Romero: 6.5 The Argentinian filled in for the very big boots of in-form David De Gea and could have little to do with the CSKA opener. Did very well to prevent...
The Busby Babe Dec 5, 2017
Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow, live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Premier League online

Manchester United vs CSKA Moscow, live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Premier League online

It’s a must-not-lose-too-badly Champions League game at Old Trafford, as the group stage comes to a end. A couple of weeks ago, this match — falling, as it does, between Arsenal away and Manchester City at home — might have been one for the kids and the stiffs. But a loss to Basel a fortnight ago has kept the fixture alive. Just about. United don’t have to win. But if they lose by four goals, they’ll end up in second place. And if they lose by seven, assuming our maths is correct, then they’ll be out. With this in mind, United have still made a few changes. David de Gea gets a...
The Busby Babe Nov 26, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Brighton

Player Ratings: Manchester United 1-0 Brighton

Ashley Young won it for United, and Lindelöf had his best display of the season. Manchester United made it 39 games unbeaten at Old Trafford and maintained their 100 percent home record with a narrow 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion. Ashley Young’s deflected effort was enough to secure all three points against a dogged performance from the newly promoted side. Pogba and Lindelöf both impressed, but it was Young who was the star man for the reds. Here are our player ratings. David De Gea: 6 Did not have much to do in this game as he claimed his ninth clean sheet of the season....
The Busby Babe Nov 20, 2017
Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United

Player Ratings: Manchester United 4-1 Newcastle United

POGBACK. Manchester United returned to winning ways after a 4-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday evening. After a slow start United reverted to their explosive form that we saw so much of in the opening weeks of the season. Manchester United fell early on behind to a Dwight Gayle goal, yet responded with two late goals to take a lead into the second half. The reds were much more effective and controlled the game in the second period. Paul Pogba got himself on the scoresheet and was the standout performer, here are our player ratings. David De Gea: 7 The Spaniard had no chance with...

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