Champions League Round-Up: Manchester clubs secure first victories
Oct01

Champions League Round-Up: Manchester clubs secure first victories

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United suffered an early setback but recovered to record a 2-1 triumph over Wolfsburg. Antonio Valencia’s poor positioning allowed Daniel Caligiuri to remain onside and slot home Max Kruse’s through ball from close range. But half an hour later, Cagliuri turned from hero to villain, handling Juan Mata’s ball in the box and the Spaniard coolly converted the resulting spot kick. Mata then turned provider,...

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Champions League Preview & Prediction: Man United vs Wolfsburg
Sep30

Champions League Preview & Prediction: Man United vs Wolfsburg

Despite sitting at the top of the Premier League, Manchester United will be looking to get points on the board in Group B as they host German side Wolfsburg. League form which reads just one defeat from the opening seven matches has been somewhat dampened by an opening 2-1 defeat in this competition at PSV, which saw the Red Devils lose a one-goal lead and Luke Shaw to long-term injury. In what is the first Champions League proper...

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Champions League Head-to-Head: Wayne Rooney vs Nicklas Bendtner
Sep30

Champions League Head-to-Head: Wayne Rooney vs Nicklas Bendtner

Manchester United take on Wolfsburg in the Champions League looking to recover after losing their opening group match against PSV. The Germans already have three points on the board after defeating CSKA Moscow 1-0 a fortnight ago and now they have their sights set on putting a major dent in the Red Devils’ hopes of qualifying for the last-16. United skipper Wayne Rooney will yet again be a key player for the hosts, while at the...

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Champions League Head-to-Head: Memphis Depay vs Andre Schurrle
Sep30

Champions League Head-to-Head: Memphis Depay vs Andre Schurrle

Wingers Memphis Depay and Andre Schurrle will have a say in where the points end up on Wednesday night when Manchester United welcome Wolfsburg to Old Trafford. Memphis has impressed in the competition so far, scoring three goals in as many matches against Club Brugge (play-off) and PSV, whilst Schurrle will be looking to show English fans what they’re missing after leaving Chelsea for a return to his homeland at the start of...

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Wolfsburg: What you need to know about Man United’s Champions League opponents
Sep30

Wolfsburg: What you need to know about Man United’s Champions League opponents

How did they qualify? In a league dominated by Bayern Munich, Wolfsburg were the best of the rest in the Bundesliga last season. Their second place finish was their highest placing since they won the league in 2008/09, and they have been rewarded for their efforts with a place in the Champions League group stages for the first time this decade. They have just lost Kevin De Bruyne – their star of last season – to Manchester City, but...

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Newcastle United eye swoop for defensive duo
Sep25

Newcastle United eye swoop for defensive duo

Newcastle United are reportedly trying to sign defenders Joel Matip from Schalke and Robin Knoche from Wolfsburg. This will come to no surprise to fans with the Magpies currently without a win in the Premier League this season and already knocked out of the Capital One Cup. Apart from a 0-0 draw at a below-par Manchester United, Steve McClaren’s backline has looked dodgy and they’ve conceded nine times in the other five...

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