Author: Omar Samhouri

Flashback to the first game week of the 21/22 season, Manchester United put 5 past Leeds United with Raphael Varane unveiled to a roaring Old Trafford. A little less than a month later, Cristiano Ronaldo made a romantic return to the Theatre of Dreams as United put 4 past Newcastle United with CR7 scoring a brace. Even the most pessimistic of United fans would not have pictured that 9 months later, the hopes of Europa League qualification for the Red Devils would rest in the hands of Brighton and Hove Albion. That Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be sacked and the…

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Manchester United’s disastrous 21/22 season has finally come to an end after a 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. In a match where United had to get a result to guarantee Europa League football, they ultimate had to rely on Graham Potter’s Brighton to beat West Ham; a telling sign of the kind of season they have had. The performance against Palace was another dire reminder of the job ETH has on his hands. United finished the league with 58 points and a goal difference of 0; both record lows in the Premier League era. Player ratings: 1-…

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Manchester United’s penultimate game of the Premier League season ends in embarrassment as they are thoroughly beaten by Brighton at the Amex. Ralph Rangnick decided to name an unchanged XI from the team that beat Brentford and it backfired immediately as Brighton dismantled The Red Devils. United’s obvious lack of pace in midfield was a huge problem that they failed to deal with. United’s interim manager decided to make things worse for himself with comically bad changes at HT as United became even slower and failed to defend the width. The final game of the season might end up being…

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Manchester United played their final home game of the season and convincingly beat Brentford 3-0 at Old Trafford. In a game that did not have much was at stake, and a lot of the players who played today are leaving the club, Manchester United played their best game under Rangnick. United looked fluid and much more comfortable than they have for much of the season and got three goals to show for it. The Red Devils will have two away fixtures to end their season. Player Ratings: 1- David De Gea: Comfortable for much of the game and got his…

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Manchester United’s hopes of Champions League qualification have surely come to an end as they, somehow, managed to grab a point against Chelsea at Old Trafford. In what can only be described as an apathetic and lifeless performance, United were dominated for 90 minutes showing how big of a job Eric Ten Hag has on his hands. Marcos Alonso gave Chelsea the lead with a wonderful half volley but Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed the equalizer soon after. Player Ratings: 1- David De Gea: Made a good save to deny Havertz in the first half and was comfortable throughout the game. Could…

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Manchester United’s hopes of finishing in the top 4 have been dealt a huge blow after being demolished 4-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad. Ralph Rangnick tried to play a more active, pressing side after Cristiano Ronaldo was ruled out of the game due to injury. For the majority of the first half, that gamble worked as City were not as fluid as they usually are and United created a couple of decent goal scoring chances. However, individual mistakes and schoolboy defending had United 2-1 at the break. The second half was a completely different story, as Manchester City…

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Manchester United lose more ground on the top 4 race as they are held to a 0-0 draw to Watford at Old Trafford. In a game similar to previous games under Rangnick, Manchester United created 3 or 4 big chances in the first 30 minutes but failed to convert. The second half followed much of what the first half had to offer and with every passing minute grew the feeling that it was going to be “one of those days”. The result has put a massive dent in United’s top 4 hopes and the season might be virtually over if…

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Manchester United marked their return to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in Spain. Ralph Rangnick made a gamble by slotting in Victor Lindelof at right back to try and mirror Atleti’s formation but it backfired as Atleti were on the front foot throughout the first half. That early pressure resulted in an early goal as tonight’s man of the match Joao Felix scored a brilliant header. United settled down but did not create any serious goal threat until Rangnick made some changes to bring back some balance into his side. An…

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Manchester United made hard work but ultimately got the job done as they beat Leeds United 4-2 at Elland Road. The Red Devils had a great first half, constantly threatening Leeds and nullified their attacking threat. However, the usual trend of United coming out of the gate in the second half slowly continued as Leeds scored twice in 24 seconds. Ralph Rangnick’s changes won the game for United as Fred and Elanga scored two late goals. Player Ratings: 1- David De Gea: Almost had nothing to do in the first half and made a couple of routine stops in the…

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Manchester United have dropped even more points in the race for top 4 after a disappointing draw with Burnley at Turf Moor. Similar to the game against Middlesbrough, United started off the game on top and created multiple chances to score. VAR was at the center of controversy for the second game in a row, ruling out two first half United goals. The Red Devils got the breakthrough through Paul Pogba and really should have killed the game off in the first half. However, a mistake at the back early in the second half got Burnley their equalizer and United…

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