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United 2-1 Watford: 5 Things We Learnt From Olè's '2nd Debut'

After being promoted from caretaker manager to 'landlord' manager of Manchester United, Olè Gunnar Solskjaer kicked off his permanent reign with a win against stubborn Watford.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the tough win:

1. RASHFORD IS NO LONGER RASH 
Marcus 'Rashidi-Yekini' has been a different striker under Olè. He was known for being anxious in front of goal, hitting balls with his eyes closed thereby missing clear chances.

Since Olè took over, Rashford has become really calm in front of goal, slotting in balls into the net with precision. His goal today was ice-cold!!

2. WATCH MATIC CLOSELY
Nemanja 'Agu' Matic has been phenomenal for United since he was gifted to us by Abramovich. He has been the midfield pivot in his anchor-man role.

In the last few games, he has become slower and less effective. He is getting older and Olè needs to watch him closely. Watford had a field day in the heart of midfield today.

3. SHAW RAN THE SHOW
Luke 'A…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs WATFORD

The team sheets are out. Check out Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's first ever starting XI following his full time appointment👇



More to follow.... Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...





GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

Wolves 2-1 United: 5 Things We Learnt As 'Hungry Wolves' Devoured United

Manchester United were shown a red card out of the FA cup by a 'ferocious pack of Wolves' at the Molineux stadium. It was the second consecutive defeat for United.

Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the FA cup exit:

1. BLUNT PERFORMANCE
If United's game today was a razor blade, it wouldn't cut a thread. The display was flat, there was no bite, no drive, no excitement.


Contrary to the loss at the Emirates, this was a well deserved thrashing. We owe Sergio Romero a huge appreciation as it could have been worse.

2. HUNGRY WOLVES
Wolverhampton wanderers played like a pack of hungry Wolves today. They were compact in defence and attacked decisively.


They were constantly aware of United's counter attacking threat and always left bodies behind. They showed more hunger for the win today.

3. SILENT THREE
United's front three of Martial, Rashford and Lingard had a quiet night. They offered no threat to the Wolves  defenders; Martial was the worst of the three.



CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs WOLVES

The team sheets are out people! The Starting XI sees the return of Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer's first ever front 3.


Can United get over their Arsenal defeat with a thrilling win to see them move on to the FA Cup semi-finals??
We'll find out soon enough....

Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...





GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

Arsenal 2- 0 United: 5 Things We Learnt As The 'Honeymoon' Ended

An unbeaten league run that started on the 22nd of December, finally came to an end on the 10th of March at the home of our bride, Arsenal.
A funny swerving and a controversial penalty, ended Ole's 'honeymoon' period as caretaker boss.


Here are five things #ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the loss:

1. ONE OF THOSE DAYS
Every season, there's that one game where the ball just refuses to enter the net. Today was that day. Chances were coming from left, right and centre.


Fred and Lukaku hit the bar, one-on-one chances went begging, nothing worked. It felt like the ball went on strike!!

2. THE GODS MUST BE CRAZY
How that Xhaka's ball danced it's way past David 'Osinachi' De Gea remains a mystery.


The last time I saw that happen in a game of football was in the days of 'monkey-post football' played with  lightweight ball known as 'Felèlè ball' which usually obeys the wind.

3. RASHFORD-LUKAKU DILEMMA 
Watching the last few games since Lukaku's resu…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs ARSENAL

The team sheets are out! Check out Ole's chosen starting XI to take on Emery's Arsenal at the Emirates.


What are your expectations for this clash?
Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...




GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

ARSENAL vs MANCHESTER UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GISTS

Following their glorious 'sugarcane' victory at Paris which saw the United defeat PSG 3-1 to qualify for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, the Red Devils are set to resume domestic duties with a match against Arsenal next on the cards.


Here's all you need to know about this crucial clash:
                        MATCH INFO Date:  Sunday 10th March 2019
Kick-off: 16.30 GMT (5.30pm Naija time)
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London
Competition: English Premier League
Previous clashes : Total= 229; United's wins= 97; Arsenal's wins= 81; Draws= 51
Center Referee:  Jonathan Moss. The last game he officiated for United was Olè's first draw with Burnley.....(Please sir, we don't want any draw on Sunday, we want to win)



                    DID YOU KNOW?
1. There's another record set to be broken: Olè could become the first United  manager in history to win his first two away games against Arsenal in all competitions following the last away victory in the F…

PSG 1-3 UNITED(AGG 3-3): 5 Things We Learnt From The Miracle In Paris

It was a historic European night in Paris, as Manchester United completed the 'mission impossible Season 2'.  United became the first ever team in history to progress to the next stage of the champions league after losing at home by more than one unreplied goal.

Here are 5 things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the miracle in Paris:
1. TWO BY TWO!!
Romelu 'Timaya' Lukaku seems to have taken back his 'mandate' as the official 'Striker-in-chief' of the Manchester United army!

He also seems to love the  number 2. He has now scored 2 goals each in his last three games. Today, he had 2 shots on goal, 2 on target and 2 goals!!!
2. BAILLY THE 'JONAH'
The Ivorian had a horrific game. In the first 20 minutes, he played like someone struggling with sleep after a heavy load of Naija Palmwine!!

His injury was a blessing; it was a perfect opportunity to replace him without making him feel disgraced. His removal stabilized the game.  We hope the 'big fish'(…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs PSG

The team sheets are out o! The Starting XI sees Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer make X changes from the side that defeated Southampton last weekend.


Miracle or Massacre? What are we to expect after 90mins?
We'll find out soon enough.

Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...




GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

PSG vs UNITED: MATCH INFO AND GIST

With a huge 2-0 mountain to climb, Manchester United head to France for 'mission impossible', with 9 players out injured and Pogba suspended, hoping to progress to the next stage of the champions league.

Here's all you need to know about this up coming 'action packed movie'.
                        MATCH INFO
Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Kick-off: 20.00 GMT (9pm Naija time)
Venue: Parc de Princes, Paris, France
Competition: UEFA  champions league
Center Referee: Damir Skomina
                        Did You Know? 1. In champions league history, NO club has ever progressed to the next stage after losing at home by two or more goals......Can United become the first ever club to do it?


2. The last six English teams that have faced PSG  at Parc de Princes have all lost! The last English team to win in Paris was Chelsea under Josè in 2004.
3. The last time Manchester United won an away game in the knockout stages of the champions league was eight years ago( vs Scha…

United 3-2 Southampton: 5 Things We Learnt From The Old School Display

It was an old school, Alex Fergie-like performance from the red devils at Old Trafford this afternoon as they beat Southampton 3-2, thanks to a 2nd consecutive brace from Lukaku.


Here are five things ManUtdNaijaFM learnt from the old school display:

1. THE RETURN OF ROMELU
Romelu 'Timaya' Lukaku scored another fantastic brace today, picking up exactly where he left off against Crystal Palace. Both goals came purely from a striker's instinct.


The Belgian also loves Southampton so much. He has now been involved in 11 goals in 11 games against Southampton (9 goals and 2 assists)......his best 'customers'.

2. THE DAY OF THE SUBS
With United trailing behind in the EPL for the first time at halftime since Olè took over, the boss had to tweak the game with subs.


His subs today were perfect as both of them (Dalot and Fred) gave the assists for the equalizer and the winning goals respectively- super subs!!. Kudos especially to Dalot for the ginger he brought into the game.

3.…

CONFIRMED MANCHESTER UNITED STARTING XI vs SOUTHAMPTON

The team sheets for United's clash against the Saints are out. The line-up sees Ole 'Ugonna' Solskjaer make two changes to the side that beat Crystal Palace in the midweek.



Can this team send the saints marching home without a point?
We'll find out soon enough

Stay tuned to ManUtdNaijaFM for post match analysis...




GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED.

UNITED VS SOUTHAMPTON: MATCH INFO AND GIST

After turning Crystal palace into crystals, Manchester United are set to welcome Southampton to Old Trafford for a Saturday fiasco. United remain depleted due to injuries, with as much as nine players set to be sidelined.


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


                        MATCH INFO
Date:  2nd March 2019

Kick-off:  15.00 GMT (4pm Naija time)

Venue: Old Trafford.

Competition: English Premier League




                        Did You Know?
1. Manchester United have had it very tough with Southampton at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson left. We have won only one game out of five against them at home, as against 13 out of 14 during Sir Alex's reign.

2. Romelu 'Timaya' Lukaku has been involved in nine goals in 10 games against Southampton (7 goals and 2 assists)......We want more of the same today Sir!!!


3. Manchester United have come from behind to win against Southampton eight times!!! It is a premier league record......but we don't want that tod…

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