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Leeds 0 Man United 0

The match kicked off with no notable changes to the starting line up apart from Marcus Rashford getting the nod to start up front. The first half played out to be generally flat with Man United looking slightly the better team. The best chance of the first half came on the stroke of half time in the form of a Marcus Rashford free kick which was just tipped over the bar by Leeds keeper Meslier. The first half ended with no goals from either side at nil all.

The only change to the second half line up was in formation with Mason Greenwood moving into the centre forward position and Marcus Rashford moving out to the left wing. We saw the first Man United substitution in the seventy fifth minute when Paul Pogba came on to replace Dan James. We then saw Edinson Cavani replacing Marcus Rashford in the eighty sixth minute followed by Donny Van De Beek replacing Fred in the eighty ninth. The match finished with neither team scoring with Man United only gaining a point on the day.

Disappointing not to walk away with all three points. I would give my man of the match to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Man United 2 Granada 0

The match started with some changes to the usual starting line up. Axel Tuanzebe started in center back along with Victor Lindelof. Alex Telles started at the left back position and Namanja Matic started in midfield alongside Fred. Man United got off to a good start at Old Trafford by taking the lead in the fifth minute. Alex Telles‘s cross found the head of Paul Pogba who flicked the ball back to Edinson Cavani who’s volleyed shot found the back of the Granada net. The first half played out with not many incidents to note apart from todays captain Paul Pogba receiving a yellow card in the seventeenth minute. The first half finished one nil to Man United.

The second half started with Donny Van De Beek coming on to replace Paul Pogba. Bruno Fernandes also took the captains armband. The fifty ninth minute saw the second substitution of the match from the Man United bench with Dan James coming on to replace Edinson Cavani. The third substitution came in the seventy second minute with Juan Mata replacing Bruno Fernandes. The eighty third minute saw Ole use the last of the five substitutions with Brandon Williams replacing Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Mason Greenwood being replaced by Amad Diallo. Man United got another moment of good luck in the ninety first minute when an Alex Telles cross found the head of Granada defender Jesus Vellejo who put it in his own net and the match finished two nil to Man United on the night.

A good win tonight for Man United which seals our place against Roma in the semi final of the Europa League. It also gave some much needed rest to some key players. Although overall an easy win and not any stand out performances, I would give my man of the match to Axel Tuanzebe.

Granada 0 Man United 2

The starting line up saw David De Gea back in goal with Paul Pogba playing the midfield role along with Scott McTominay. Mason Greenwood also got the nod to start up front in the number 9 role. The first half was very slow paced and almost boring football with the exception of the thirty first minute when Victor Lidelof played a long pass from defence into Marcus Rashford who took the ball down in his stride and stuck it in the back of the Granada net to put Man United in the lead. The first half finished one nil to Man United.

The second half saw the first substitution of the match with Luke Shaw being replaced by Alex Telles. In the sixty sixth minute Edinson Cavani was brought on to replace Marcus Rashford and the seventy forth minute Paul Pogba was replaced by Nemanja Matic. The final Man United substitution of the match was in the eighty fifth minute when Donny Van de Beek replaced Mason Greenwood. The second half played out similar to the first until the eighty ninth minute when we saw Bruno Fernandes go down in the Granada Box and after going to VAR, the referee award a penalty. Bruno himself stood up and converted yet again to make it two nil to Man United on the night.

Although a good result with two away goals in what looks like as easy run to the next round of the Europa League even if it was not a good performance. Tonight I would given my man of the match to Victor Lindelof.

Man United 2 Brighton 1

The most notable change to the starting line up was Dean Henderson starting in place of our usual premier league goalkeeper David De Dea. We saw an early goal in the twelfth minute when Ex Man United striker Danny Welbeck’s headed shot found the back of the Man United net. Man United showed themselves to be struggling defending crosses when in the eighteenth minute Brighton defender Lewis Dunk hit the Man United cross bar with another headed shot. The rest of the first half played out with Brighton looking the better team and the first half finished one nil to Brighton.

The first fifteen minutes of the second half were uneventful but the sixty second minute we saw a Bruno Fernandes pass find Marcus Rashford who shot first time to find the back of the Brighton net and equalise for Man United. The seventieth minute we saw what looked like Harry Maguire foul Danny Welbeck inside the Man United box but after review by VAR was not given. Shortly after we saw the first Man United substitution of the match when Dan James came on to replace Marcus Rashford. The eighty first minute we saw the second Man United substitution when Donny Van de Beek came on to replace Edinson Cavani. Two minutes later we saw Mason Greenwood capitalise on a miss hit Paul Pogba shot and head the ball into the back of the Brighton net to put Man United in the lead. Shortly after we saw the last Man United substitution of the match when Scott McTominay came on to replace Paul Pogba.

Altogether it was not a pretty win today for Man United but a valuable three points all the same as we approach the final few games of the season. I would give my man of the match to Mason Greenwood.

Leicester City 3 Man United 1

The most notable change to the starting line up was Donny Van De Beek coming in to replace Bruno Fernandes, We also saw Paul Pogba in the starting line up after returning from injury. The first goal today at the King Power Stadium was from the home team when Kelechi Iheanacho pounced on a pass from Harry Maguire to Fred and shot managing to find the back of the Man United net. Man United were able to equalise in the thirty seventh minute when a Paul Pogba cross was let run by Donny Van De Beek into the path of Mason Greenwood who’s shot hit the back of the Leicester City net. The first half finished one all. At half time we saw the draw for the FA Cup semi final which matched Man City against Chelsea, which would mean the winner of todays match would face off against Southampton.

Leicester City went ahead once again in the forty second minute when a Youri Tielemans shot found the back of the Man United net. The sixty forth minute saw the first substitutions of the match and four from the Man United bench. Bruno Fernandes came on to replace Namanja Matic, Scott McTominay came on to replace Paul Pogba, Edinson Canvani came on to replace Donny Van De Beek and finally Luke Shaw came on to replace Alex Telles. Shortly after we saw Leicester make their first substitution when Dennis Praet replaced Ayoze Perez. Unfortunately five minutes later Leicester sealed the win when Kelechi Iheanacho found the net for a second time on the night and put Leicester City through to the semi final of the FA Cup. The eighty third minute saw Leicester replace Jamie Vardy with Hamza Choudhury and the eighty fifth minute we got another chance to see Amad Diallo in a united shirt when he replaced Fred.

A disappointing result today which now leaves us unable to stop Man City winning a quadruple and, disregarding the Premier League, the Europa League is are only chance of winning silverware this season. I would have to give my man of the match tonight to Mason Greenwood for getting our only goal despite a lot of disappointing performances.

AC Milan 0 Man United 1

Man United started off the game on the front foot with two good crosses into the Milan box early on. The majority of the first half was uneventful in terms of shots on target with both teams looking very evenly matched. The best chance of the first half fell just before half time to AC Milan when Calhanoglu crossed the ball into the box from the right wing but unable to be converted by Rade Krunic. The first half finished nil all on the night, as it stood AC Milan would go through on having got the away goal in Old Trafford in the first leg.

The second half saw Paul Pogba return from injury to replace Marcus Rashford. Mason Greenwood moved into the centre forward position and Paul Pogba was deployed on the left wing. Minutes after coming on we saw the ball bobbling around the Milan box and eventually fall to Paul Pogba who calmly stuck the ball into the top of the Milan net. The sixty fifth minute saw two substitutions from AC Milan when ex Man United player Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on to replace Samu Castillejo and current Man United player Diogo Dalot came on to replace Pierre Kalulu. AC Milan also brought Brahim Diaz on to replace Rade Krunic in the seventy second minute. The seventy third minute saw Dean Henderson produce a fantastic save to deny a header from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The match finished one nil on the night to Man United.

A great win tonight which will see Man United go through to the next round of the Europa League. Although only playing half the match, I would give my man of the match to Paul Pogba for not only getting the goal, but the impact on the players around him when he came on.

Man United 1 West Ham 0

The first twenty minutes of the match looked very evenly matched. The first big chance of the game came in the twenty forth minute when Mason Greenwood crossed the ball towards the back post which found the head of Marcus Rashford who was unable to hit the back of the net on this occasion. The second big chance of the game came in the thirty sixth minute when a quick pass from Fred found Bruno Fernandes who in turn played another quick ball to Mason Greenwood who’s shot was tipped onto the side post from the West Ham goalkeeper. The first half finished with no goals from either side.

The second half started with no substitutions. We saw the first goal of the match in the fifty third minute when a Bruno Fernandes corner found, what looked like the head of Scott McTominay, who put it in the back of the net. After watching the replay it was actually an own goal by West Ham Defender Craig Dawson. The sixtieth minute saw Man United nearly make it two on the score board when a Bruno Fernandes shot from outside the box was narrowly saved by the West Ham Goalkeeper. The seventy seventh minute saw another big chance for Man United with Mason Greenwood striking the post after a superb dribble from the half way line. The match finished one nil to Man United with the only substitutions of the match coming from the West Ham bench.

A good win tonight with the three points hopefully sealing our top four finish and champions league football next year. I would give my man of the match tonight to Mason Greenwood who was our stand out performer in the first half.

Man City 0 Man United 2

The match started off with a bang when last minute entry to the starting line up, after passing a late fitness test, Anthony Martial was fouled by Gabriel Jesus inside the box within one minute of the match starting. Bruno Fernandes stood up to confidently convert, adding to his goal tally for the season. Man United started the match playing a higher defensive line then usual which allowed them to attack further up the pitch. The first half played out with Man City applying a lot of pressure and creating more chances. Fortunately Man United were able to reach the half way mark with their lead in tact.

Four minutes into the second half we saw Man United extend their lead when a Marcus Rashford pass found Luke Shaw inside the box and managed to place the ball into the bottom corner of the Man City goal. The first substitution of the match was in the sixty fifth minute when Kyle Walker came on to replace Joao Cancelo. Phil Foden came on to replace Gabriel Jesus in the seventy first minute followed by Mason Greenwood coming on to replace an injured Marcus Rashford in the seventy third minute. Nemanja Matic then replaced Anthony Martial in the eighty eight minute and the last substitution of the game came in stoppage time when Brandon Williams came on to replace Bruno Fernandes. After five minutes plus of added time the match eventually finished two nil to Man United.

It was a great result today to come away with the three points in match where it was expected the best we could have hoped for was a draw. We saw a lot of good performances today but I would give my man of the match to Luke Shaw.

Crystal Palace 0 Man United 0

The most notable change in the starting line up was Dean Henderson starting in goal as David De Gea was unable to play for personal reasons. The first chance of the game came in the twelfth minute when Matic‘s driven shot was going straight for the top corner but was deflected wide by the Crystal Palace goalkeeper. The majority of the first half was very evenly matched between both teams with chances coming from either side.

The first substitution of the match came from the Crystal Palace side when Jairo Riedewald came on in the sixty third minute to replace James McCarthy. Man United made their only substitutions in the seventy forth and sixth minute respectively when Scott McTominay came on to replace Fred followed by Daniel James coming on to replace Edinson Cavani. The last substitution of the match was from Crystal Palace who brought Jeffrey Schlupp on to replace Eberechi Eze. The match finished a nil all draw in what was a boring match from start to finish.

Although there were no stand out performances tonight I would have to give my man of the match to Dean Henderson who did make a very good save towards the end of the match which saved us from coming away with no points today.

Chelsea 0 Man United 0

The starting line up saw Anthony Martial being dropped in favour of Mason Greenwood. Daniel James was given the nod again being selected to play off the right wing. The first notable incident of the match was a possible penalty decision fifteen minutes in when a Marcus Rashford freekick rebounded and struck the arm of Hudson-Odoi, After a review of VAR, what looked to be a definite penalty was not given by the referee. A very evenly matched first half finished nil all.

The second half started with only one change to either team when Reece James came on to replace Callum Hudson-Odoi. The second substitution of the match also came from the Chelsea bench when Christian Pulisic came on to replace Oliver Giroud. The only Man United substitution came in the seventy eight minute when Anthony Martial came on to replace Mason Greenwood. Although the second half was more exciting than the first, the match finished nil all.

With Leicester losing today and Liverpool already nine points behind, it would have been nice to take the three points by beating our rivals Chelsea. Unfortunately even though many players put in a shift for us today, there was a lack of creativity on the pitch in what was another draw against a top six club. Having made some good saves during the course of the match I would give my man of the match to David De Gea.

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