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Liverpool 2-0 United: 5 Things We Learnt As Liverpool Remained Unbeaten

Manchester United paid a visit to Anfield to play "try ya luck", attempting to end their unbeaten run. Not only did the attempt fail, United finally allowed Mo Salah to score his first ever goal against them.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this loss:
1. BEST OF FRED
United may have lost, but one man deserves accolades today- Fred. He's been having a great season, but today, he was exceptional.
He wore his full  Samba attire to Anfield, and gave a good account of his Brazilian heritage. Unfortunately, United had nothing to show for it....Sad.
2. A GOOD FIGHT.
This season, Liverpool have treated teams like plantain. They ate some raw, used some to fry 'dodo', used some for 'kpekere', some bolè, some amala, others they just boiled.
We are not sure what they used United for today, but we made a decent attempt against a team in the form of their lives. United had some good spells in the game and missed some very good chances too. We were not crush…

Man United Naija FM Farewell Tribute to DJ Ashley Young.

United's captain and dressing room music DJ, Ashley Young, has joined former team mates Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at Inter Milan. Both clubs agreed a fee believed to be about £1.5 million for the versatile winger turned full back.


Ashley Young was signed by Baba Fergie in the summer of 2011 from Aston Villa for £17 million. He made 220 appearances for United and scored  19 goals in all competitions.
Though unplanned, Ashley Young ended up being the successor of John O'Shea as he was the most versatile player in the team.
He had his downsides during his playing time for United, but he will always be remembered for his humility and passion whenever he put on the red shirt. He was ever willing to answer "Present sir!!" whenever called upon to play any position, similar to John O'Shea.

He started as a left winger cutting onto the right,  moved to right winger,  then as old age came along, he moved to left full back and finally right full back.
In the days of '…

United 1-0 Wolves: 5 Things We Learnt As United Bit 'The Wolves'

Manchester United finally passed the Wolves exam after five attempts with a slim 1-0 victory at Old Trafford to move to the fourth round of the FA cup


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the victory:


1. JUAN 'BANKOLE' MATA
The little magician picked up from where he stopped against Norwich. He had a very good game, pulling the strings in midfield and attack.

He iced his performance with a beautiful chip to finish a super counter attack move.

2. SERGIO 'ODESHI' ROMERO
The ever reliable 'power bank' goalkeeper remained true to his name 'Odeshi'( Doesn't leak) by keeping another clean sheet on the night.

Even when his 'village people attempted to 'put sand-sand in his garri' with that 10th minute goal, VAR came to the rescue!! He has now kept 34 clean sheets in 54 appearances for United.

3. AFTER FIVE ATTEMPTS
In the last one year, Wolves have formed a habit of beating United at home, away, FA cup, Carling cup, EPL, even African Nati…

United 4-0 Norwich: 5 Things We Learnt As United Flogged Norwich

Manchester United finally won their first game of 2020 and indeed their first game of the decade with a convincing flogging of Norwich city at Old Trafford.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this win:

1. MR 200
United's 'whiz-kid', Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini', celebrated his 22nd birthday recently and today played his 200th game for United. He marked the milestone with 2 goals!!

He has been smoking hot in front of goal this season, already surpassing his best ever tally. 200 'Gboza' for the 22yr old who has now scored 64 goals and made 26 assists for United.

2. JONAH LINGARD
Despite not even being in the line-up today, Jesse 'Awilo' Lingard still deserves a full point. His absence was felt.

Just seeing the line-up without him provoked smiles and confidence. His replacement, Juan 'Bankole' Mata was brilliant and had two assists, more than he managed in a whole year!!!.....the joy that comes with Jonah off the boat

3. AN UNFORTUNATE &…

United 1-3 Man City: Five (5) Things We Learnt As City Painted Manchester Blue

Manchester United 'saw pepper' in the hands of her neighbours at the first leg of the Carabao cup semi finals. Three goals in the first half was all it took to nail United.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this

1. HOME AND AWAY.
United and City have interesting records at Old Trafford and Etihad. Both teams seem to flourish at each others home.

While United have only lost one game at Etihad in the last five, City have now won seven of the last 10 games at Old Trafford.

2. 'JONAH' LINGARD WAS EXCELLENT.
For a reason known only to Olè, Jesse 'Awilo' Lingard was given another nod to start against city. As expected the lad was excellent at doing what he knows to do best as a No10- run, run and run without direction.

He turned out to be our 'Jonah' as the team's performance improved significantly in the second half immediately he was "thrown off the boat".




3.BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE
Now that Christmas is over, it's high time United did…

Wolves 0 - 0 United: What We Learnt As United Escpaed Another Wolves Bite

Manchester United failed to bounce back from their new year day slumber with a 0-0 draw against Wolves in the FA Cup; a rather unsurprising result following our recent struggles with Wolves.


Here's what #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash

1. SERGIO 'ODESHI' ROMERO
Manchester United may have coach problems, player problems, board problems, village problems, Robin Hood problems, but surely having an excellent backup goalkeeper isn't one.

Our deputy commander-in-chief of goal post forces, our ever reliable 'Power bank' goalkeeper Sergio 'Odeshi' Romero turned up with another excellent performance to see United walk out of Molineux with a clean sheet. The Argentine has now kept 6 clean sheets in 8 appearances this season.

2. STILL NO PLAN TO BREAK DOWN DEFENCES
Another day, another failed attempt to break down a tightly knit backline; no surprise as counter-attack is all the manager seems to have up his sleeves for every game.

No surprise yet again, United …

Arsenal 2-0 United: 5 Things We Learnt From The New Year Day Loss

Manchester ended last decade with a clean sheet but started the new decade with an 'empty sheet' as they had no reply to Arsenal's two first half goals.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from this new year loss

1. IS IT 'JAZ'?
How and why a No10 who was not involved in any goal, either by purpose or mistake throughout 2019 was chosen to start ahead of Pereira in 2020 is simply unbelievable.

Has Olè been charmed by Jesse 'Awilo' Lingard? In Naija we would say 'abi na jaz?' Unfortunately, he didn't disappoint any fan today as he once again contributed nothing.


2. 'KEKE-NA-PEP' FIRST HALF
Lingard aside, United's overall first half display was the worst ever in a long time. The tempo of play was a fast as the popular Naija 'keke-na-pep'(tricycle).

There was zero urgency. United made Arsenal who have been in their worst form, look like Barcelona. Pepe who has been low on confidence came alive today and even had the boldne…

Burnley 0-2 United: 5 Things We Learnt As United Burnt Burnley

Manchester United ended the year 2019 and indeed the decade on a high at Turf Moor. One goal each at the stroke of half time and full time was enough to package the rough year in a nice wrap.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the victory at Turf Moor stadium.


1. LINGARD DID IT!!!
Jesse 'Awilo' Lingard finally made it. He was able to successfully go through the entire year 2019 without a single goal or as Naija would say, 'assist kpa-kpa in the EPL.


To add 'salt to injury', he played 30 games, mostly as a No10!!! This feat is only achievable by a goalkeeper!


2. FABULOUSLY FANTASTIC FRED
The Brazilian midfielder has been in 'sweet dodo'  form in recent weeks. He put in another 'Chivita-stic' performance today in the heart of midfield against the very physical Burnley.

He was the midfield fulcrum, constantly switching play and at the same time, ever ready to win the balls for United. He was excellent today. He deserves a Naija naming cerem…

United 4-1 Newcastle: 5 Things We Learnt From The Boxing Day Knockout

Manchester United overcame an early 'punch' from Matty Longstaff to totally knockout Newcastle with a FOUR-chester United display on boxing day.
Two 'punches' from Anthony Martial and 'jara uppercuts' from Mason Greenwood and Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' sealed the knockout.


Here are the five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash.

1. MASON VAN-GREENWOOD
The young star notched his 8th goal of the season in style, latching on to a loose pass from a Newcastle defender, and next thing; "Wooooza!!!!" - a rifle into the back of the net, reminiscent of our former striker-in-chief, Robin Van Persie.

In Naija, we call that kind of shot a 'Shakabula!' The keeper was wise to pretend he didn't see it, otherwise.......

2. 'DO ME I DO YOU'.........
Following a painful 1-0 defeat to Newcastle United in the reverse fixture earlier this season, the United fans came looking for a reaction and got just that; A dominant display garnished with…

Watford 2-0 United: 3 Things We Learnt From United's 'Father Christmas' Display

Manchester United put up a 'Father Christmas display' at Vicarage road as they gifted Watford who have only won one EPL game this season, their second 3 points!!

Here are three things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt:
1. VILLAGE PEOPLE
For a young man like Jesse 'Awilo' Lingard who has neither scored nor assisted a single premier league goal in 28 games, how and why he decided to 'chip it like Lionel Messi' when he had a one-on-one with the goalkeeper is beyond understanding.
He thus squandered for the second game in a row United's best chance in a game.  As we say in Naija 'His village people must be really strong'.

2 VILLAGE PEOPLE
For a super fly like our own David 'Osinachi' De Gea to commit that kind of 'KG 1' error led to the first goal was really disappointing.
It could only have been 'Village people'.
3. VILLAGE PEOPLE
Our 'Issakaba' boy Aaron Wan-Bisaka has been in scintillating form all season, slidingband stopping …

WATFORD vs MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GISTS

Manchester United will travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford for the last game before Christmas. United currently sit in eight position just behind Old boss's team Tottenham.


Here's all you need to know about this pre-Christmas clash:
MATCH INFO
Date:  Sunday 22nd December 2019
Kick-off: 14.00 GMT (3pm Naija time)
Venue: Vicarage Road, Watford
Competition: English Premier League
Previous EPL clashes : 12- United have won 11. Center Referee: Lee Mason
                        Did You Know?
1. Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of United's last direct free-kick goal in the Premier league. United's last direct free kick goal in the EPL was against Cardiff on the 22/12/2018.......Please can we celebrate this anniversary with a direct free-kick goal 'biko'!!
2. United have now gone 12 games without a clean sheet. The last time United had a longer run without a clean sheet was from September 1970- February 1971(21 games).....Please we need to 'march br…

UNITED 3-0 COLCHESTER: 5 Things We Learmt As United Cruised Past Colchester.

Manchester United cruised into the semifinals of the Carabao Cup this evening after crushing Colchester United at Old Trafford.


Here are five thing #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the Victory:
1. AS IT SHOULD BE
It is one thing to beat a small team, it's another thing to beat them like they are a small team. Like we say in Naija, make them know that 'Una no be mate'.
That's what United did today. Colchester weren't supposed to be an issue, and truly weren't as United dominated possession and play.
2. MARCUS 'RASHIDI-YEKINI'
Our No10 is on fire. Not just anyhow gas or stove fire, but firewood fire!! He now has 14 goals in all competitions which is more than his personal highest for an entire season....and its only December.
He should have scored a brace, but Jackson decided to help him score the 2nd by scoring on own goal. We hope he continues in this form. All we can say is "more 'Ororo' to his leg".
3. THE FORMULA ALMOST WORKED
Colchester…

United 1-1 Everton: 5 Things We Learnt As Everton Spoilt Everything

It was another familiarly frustrating afternoon for Manchester United as they only managed  to grab a hold of 'Everton's sandals' as they attempted running out of Old Trafford with three points.


Here are five things we learnt from this draw.
1. IS IT THE 'ARSENAL VIRUS'?
United fans expected a demolition of Everton today after beating City and Tottenham, but it was another 'Ogbolo soup' scoreline at the final whistle.
With our showing against the top-6 teams and the small teams,  I hope we have not caught the Arsenal virus called "Win when expected to lose and lose when expected to win".
2. WE NEED A PLAN B
Ole needs to sort out this small teams issue. Everton started the game like a big team, pressing and keeping a high line and United almost slaughtered them.
Immediately they switched to the small team approach of sittng deep, United got neutralised, with Martial, Rashford and James disappearing.
3. A NEW RVP IS BORN
He may be a teenager, he may h…

MANCHESTER UNITED VS EVERTON: MATCH INFO & GIST

With the #OleOut campaign temporarily suspended, Manchester United will welcome favourite EPL foes Everton to Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.

Here's all you need to know about this upcoming clash:



                        MATCH INFO
Date:  15th December, 2019

Kick-off: 14.00 GMT (3pm Naija time)

Venue: Old Trafford

Competition: English Premier league

Previous Old Trafford clashes : 20 wins, 5 draws and 2 defeats since the Start of the EPL in 1992

                        Did You Know?

1. Everton's Gylfil Sigurdsson has scored four goals in his last five Old Trafford appearances. Only Steven Gerrard has scored more goals than him at old Trafford(5).......May our "Issakaba boy" be his last bustop on Sunday.

2. Our biggest ever win against Everton was in December 1999. Our own Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer scored four goals in that game which ended 5-1........Coach sir, may your 'love' for Everton continue to flourish and become even stronger on Sunday.


OPINION…

United 4 - 0 AZ Alkmaar: Five(5) Things We Learnt As United Cruised into Europa League 2nd round

Manchester United turned up with a FOUR-chester United performance to seal top spot in their Europa League group stage campaign. Four FANTA-stic unreplied team goals from Mason Greenwood, Young and Mata did the trick for United.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the clash;

1. MASON GREENWOOD ENJOYING GREEN PASTURES
Maximum composure, brilliant, good link up play, that was the story yet again for United's academy graduate Mason Greenwood in another Europa League outing.

He was needed once more on United's big night and turned up in style with two CHIVITA-stic finishes, reminiscent of former star forward, Robin Van 'Pepper dem' and also causing the penalty duly converted by Mata. The youngster ended up being involved in 6 of United's 8 goals in the group stage (4goals, 2 assists). #ManUtdNaijaFM's man of the match and man of the group stage.




2. ANDREAS PUTS IN A PERFORMANCE
United's 'frustrator-in-chief' in recent weeks put in a performan…

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