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Manchester United 0 Newcastle 0 – Video Highlights

5:27 pm, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 105 Comments

Here’s the highlights of today’s game from NBC Sports Network – unfortunately it doesn’t show in stoppage time Vurnon Anita kicking off the line and then Newcastle having a three man breakaway when Thauvin almost scored for Newcastle to win the game.

See the next video for other highlights including the stoppage time action.

Here’s one that actually shows the save on the line by Anita and our breakaway – it’s in Russian.

Tags: Match Reports · Newcastle News · Premier League · Video

105 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    I missed the game today, stuck in the middle of the sea with no internet but from what I’ve heard we played really well, excellent point and a great confidence boost, should keep Jaanmat out of the team for his petulance and see if it teaches him a lesson, would still like another quality CB and RB cover though.

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Did having Thauvin sitting on the bench do any good for Obreterons game ?

  • 3 Noel Worst // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Team against Northampton


  • 4 CypriotDelight // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Toonbrother, I know our defence is shocking and Colo isn’t the best defender but I truly believe he had a good game today. I thought I saw him put in decisive blocks and tackles at good times. I know u r not a fan of his (understatement) but he can not be to blame for everything…

    When Colback plays iffy back passes that go to the opposition that puts massive pressure on the defence. When players lose the ball in the opposition half and we r committed that does the same. This happened today numerous times yet we kept a clean sheet!

    I want a top defence too and I was surprised that he stayed and retained captaincy but all I am saying is that he is not to blame for everything!

  • 5 Munster Mag // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Toon Brother , you’re a dangerous mix of an obsessive and a simpleton.

  • 6 Munster Mag // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Jail I didnt see the game as I dont have BT and was minding the kids. It seems Obertan was as bad as his worst ever. I have always hated him and cant understand what he offers.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Played well today…hmm!

    No we didn’t play well today. The game have two halfs and there were two performances today!

    The main point though is we got a point and the defense we’re heroic (like the season we finished 5th) today!

    Kudos to them and kudos to Colo 🙂

  • 8 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Actually everyone getting on toonbrothers back i think are just being as deluded as normal. See a good performance from our defence and most think our worries have dissapeared owa night.

  • 9 snowdone // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Obertan was a passenger today. He was all at sea during the opening half hour and offered nothing going forward. Hopefully, Steve will have seen enough!

  • 10 JackButler // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:59 PM


    We played really well, Colo put in one of his best performances for us and even Saylor stood up and showed his worth. Mbemba struggled at times with Depay, but I think most right backs will struggle to contain him, but he did improve as the game went on.

    Obertan was……………….Obertan the same as always to be honest and by the time Thauvin came on we were fully penned in though he should have netted Cisse’s pass.

    A good point and something to build on no doubt

  • 11 toon kk // Aug 22, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    I don’t want to be too negative, we had a great defensive display, but let’s not get carried away Man u had 83% of the possession at one stage, we have a long way to go. Survival has to be our main objective this season. MA running of the club for the last few years will take a few years to correct.

  • 12 Big Pappa Cissé // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    I could forgive Obertan not tracking back if he was going past players every time he got the ball, but he doesn’t even do that FFS and still strolls backwards leaving our defenders two on one .

    Had enough of him at NUFC .

  • 13 Noel Worst // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    I’m under no illusion that we still need a big, powerful commanding CB. Colo turned in one of his classy performances today where he seems one step ahead and doesn’t put a foot wrong, however Man U are the first team we’ve played without a powerful ST and his game is suited to the type of opposition he was up against today. At least half the teams in the league have big, strong STs and our weaknesses at the back will be exposed whenever we come up against those types, unless we buy the required CB and play them accordingly.

    Possibly up against Giroud next week.

  • 14 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    toon kk

    nonsense, we have had one bad display from our first 3 games which have all been tough games and Mcclaren is still trying to find out his best team. Don’t think are too far away from being a top half team comfortably.

  • 15 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Can I start by saying I thought we could win today.
    I am hopeful. We have not improved hugely, but we may just have stopped getting worse.
    The starting point for this would be an admission that we were not a top ten side that misfired last season. We were crud, and people who said we were crud were right.
    Unless we can get our heads around this, we won’t ever get our heads around how big steps forward now might seem like little ones.
    Unless huge changes were made we were going to be relegation fodder this season. We are coming from a very low base and £50m is only going to stabilise that. It may every well take three windows to put right, and we need to keep on the pressure for the club to at last walk the walk and not just talk the talk.
    It’s no good saying ‘we should have lost.” We didn’t, and that is a creditable result and I WILL be watching it again on MOTD, because it was also a courageous one.
    Other clubs have strengthened too. We won’t be top ten unless we improve in all areas.
    Today was a Dunkirk moment. Not being wiped out was a victory of sorts and we aren’t bottom of the league.
    That’s where we are, and what we can recover from.

  • 16 The next Mike Williamson // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    We dealt with crosses and corners well today but we had 3 centre backs playing. That won’t usually be the case. The real test for the defence will come when it’s Mbemba and Colo against a guy with ariel presence as that’s where both might struggle. Benteke or Lukaku could destroy them. Of course we can throw Taylor in whenever we come across a big man.

  • 17 JackButler // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM


    It was a small victory but something to build off. Seeings as how poor we have been everything is baby steps now as it’s now down to how long it takes everything SM is trying to do to take hold and only then will we see the true reflection of how things have changed

  • 18 davis_toons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Apart from Obertan at his usual performance.

    The NEW JONAS – MR …Colback. (Hard-worker)

    Sissoko will be back replace Obertan…

    More Attack Less Defense (Sissoko for Colback or Obertan)

  • 19 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    People singing the praises (deservedly) of Colo are forgetting Steven Taylors stalwart performance which was all the more remarkable considering the time he’s spent out .
    The difference Alessandro Schoenmaker is making is noticeable although the team was flagging they kept going to the end.

  • 20 TheToonKing // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Mbemba also delivered that great cross from which Mitro hit the bar. I think he should continue a RB and put Janmaat on the bench. He has been poor this year and preseason.

  • 21 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:16 PM


    As Yo said earlier, Colo was playing with a partner he knows and trusts, and one who complements him. I wouldn’t mind this back four against Arsenal while Janmaat learns we would rather have the whole of anyone than half of him.
    Man Utd aren’t good in the air, and didn’t pummel us that way, but Taylor did far better than okay.

  • 22 toon kk // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    The broons
    nonsense?? Every club has strengthened and we were so far behind most. But your right S mc is still searching for his best team, we will really struggle against teams with pace.
    At least we’re going in the right direction.

  • 23 mindshaft // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Saylor had his usual game, heroic blocks but terrible passing, the number of times he passed straight to opposition and that dodgy back pass to Krul almost cost us.

    Think we need Tiote (or a replacement) in place of Colback who in all honesty is just a grafter
    Haidara was a bit better today
    Mitrovic is going to need service so Thauvin and Sissoko need to start putting crosses in

    I like the look of Mito – his first touch could be improved though

    All in all a decent point against a team that has spent over £250 million in last year and a bit !!!

  • 24 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Perez was also very good. The travelling fans gave him an ovation, and that is an informed opinion.
    I would also rather have the whole of him than half of Sissoko. I hope Perez and Thauvin start next week.

  • 25 Munster Mag // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

    Band B, I would prefer Perez too, a lovely player. But is he a winger. Not really? There again, what is Sissoko ? 🙂

  • 26 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM


    I agree with all of that. Taylor is very good in Alamo scenarios, but his passing stinks.
    I thought Colback appeared to be playing along side Wijnaldum today, with Anita screening the defence.
    If Colback is going to play there, someone else needs to play there.

  • 27 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM


    I have asked this question myself before on the blog.
    What exactly IS Sissoko?
    No-one told me.

  • 28 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    toon kk

    Still think we were miles behind as far as defensive positioning and organisation of our whole team. The whole structure of our team last year was patheric (During second half of the season)

    Don’t get me wrong, at the minute I still have us outside the top 10 currently but I don;t see why we can’t compete for top half at least especially if we bring in a top class centre back. Looking at our subsitute bench today, its the most depth I’ve seen us have since I can remember.

  • 29 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Anyone see LvG’s interview ?
    What a graceless pig that man is .
    Perfect for Manchester United.

  • 30 SPRINGY // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    one thing that needs sortin and has been something that has royally pissed me off for a few years is set piece deliveries….every week we see them same crap free kicks and corners either hittin the first man,ballooning over the top of everyone or just kickin it out of play….need to work a lot harder on that or change the takers coz its vital part of the modern game these days and that means we miss great oppertunities to put teams under pressure

  • 31 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:33 PM


    No what did he say? I know he always goes on the defensive.

  • 32 jane // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Coloccini, Taylor and Williamson are under-estimated in my opinion, not that they are above average but not as bad as many make out. they can do a job. a team is the sum of the parts and a few average players can do ok in a team that plays as a team even if it’s just sticking to the basics.

  • 33 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    the brooms,

    It was double-dutch. I haven’t a clue what he was trying to say.
    I’m not a master linguist mind.

  • 34 Nufc-83 // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Obertan actually tracked back well in the first half and made a few good interceptions however going forward he was a disgrace. He is scared of the ball and doesn’t want it although he makes runs (when he has no other choice) that generally can’t be found with a pass. He also hides behind his marker and when he does get the ball wants to get rid as quickly as possible. Even today trying to give it to mbemba who is a bloody cb instead of taking some responsibility as the winger to deliver the ball. Utter disgrace of a player and should not be anywhere near the premier league.

  • 35 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM


    Dunkirk moment was perhaps the last game of last season but creditable and courageous it certainly was.

    Still wonder if the disallowed Rooney goal at a very crucial stage of the match might not have brought us down to the Swansea game level but hey it didn’t and on such moments momentum can be built but we need to remember this in next few difficult fixtures as we are as likely to go back off course.

    Most pleasing feature was that despite our poor record at OT and in recent away games and especially following last week’s showing the coaches managed to knit something together. You would hope that as players and McClaren’s systems bed in, confidence grows and fixtures get a little easier we have a platform to sustain us.

    Any guesses as to what CC team will be for next week. Mine is that McClaren will put out a team to “get the job done” whatever he feels that means. At home and in early rounds you wouldn’t think it would be too tasking a job.

  • 36 jane // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    great goal Sammy for Cardiff

  • 37 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:39 PM


    Who they playing? and what minute is it in, would’ve been watching it had I known.

  • 38 jane // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    v Wolves on SS1, 63 mins gone 2-0

  • 39 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM


    Ok cheers for that.

  • 40 colwell // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Thought Mitrovic was awesome today like Cisse had next to fcuk all to feed off but worked his a$$ off defended well and gave us an outlet.

    on the whole we played poor but good defending and UTD being useless up top got us the point. If Fellani was available no doubt he would of banged in a header luckily Utd only had 1 person in their team with an Arial threat (Smalling) who still managed to hit the post.

    Our passing was shocking today, how many times did we give it away? there was also alot more hoofing today not just clearances. Hopefully Thauvin starts next game Oba is beyond useless has no interest at trying to take his man just looks to pass back.

  • 41 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    the broons
    He is so rude to the interviewers as if he is the fountain of all footy knowledge , a totally unneeded bullying manner where whatever the interviewer says is challenged with a sneer.
    He would do well to watch some vids of interviews with Del Bosque or SBR real footballing gentlemen , even Arsene Wenger is better.

  • 42 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:49 PM


    Its funny because I was just thinking the other day about how hard it is to come across managers that aren’t full of themselves these days.

    Eddie Howe at Bournemouth is someone I really like and for me has done a lot more for bourenmouth than what LVG has currently at Man U.

  • 43 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:50 PM


    Got the game on now, Sammy actually looking sharp missed his goal like.

  • 44 BandB // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM


    Do you mind if I leave you a note after the teatime, bath time and bedtime hour?

    Corn on the cob…and I’m hovering with a roll of Plenty.

  • 45 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    The Broons

    Basically he was saying they were brilliant and were robbed. Apparently one of the best performances of his tenure (?!) McClaren was more balanced in his assessment but then he didn’t feel he had lost 2 points.

    Don’t think pundits sympathised much with LVG but I didn’t see/hear Schole’s comments which another poster referred to which seemed to indicate he has learnt well at the Ferguson School of “Dont Give Opposition Any Credit”

    As we know when a team doesn’t behave as it should and be soundly trounced it is not usual to then get credit for an effective performance ( if laced with a little luck). If we had snatched it in added time not sure LVG could have coped with the injustice – a replay might not have been out of the question 🙂

  • 46 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM


    Feel free – can’t promise I will still be around though as I am sneaking some time on here. If not will of course read when I do my catch up (never skim one of yours!)

  • 47 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Scholes came out with the line when he was asked if he was happy with LvG (an approximation)
    “Well if you can’t beat the likes of Newcastle at home” shrug of shoulders.

  • 48 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 6:59 PM


    My head is still in my hands with that late chance at the end, would have been brilliant had thauvin’s legs just be that touch longer.

    Think LVG is fast becoming the most hated manager in the prem to be fair, mourinho didn’t do himself any favours the last couple of weeks however LVG generally feels he should just rubbish people all the time would love it if they fall short once again, hate Man U.

  • 49 the broons // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Has Scholes forgotten that we were right up with Man U for a number of years while he was in his prime too!

    By the way I will take nothing away from how good of a player he was but wow that lad gives michael owen a run for most boring pundit/commentator ganin.

  • 50 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Cardiff seem to be playing Sami in a more central role than at the Toon

  • 51 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:06 PM


    If he wasn’t of that school would he have been entertained at OT? – seems arrogance is a pre-requisite.

    It is especially needed when things aren’t going their way in transfer market or on pitch and pundits have the nerve to ask leading questions of this PL giant.

    You like me will remember the long runs of Leeds and Liverpool as regular champions before they (inexplicably to their fans and adoring press) were unceremoniously relegated to also rans. Not as silly as it may seem to venture the view that it may be some time before Man U win PL again.

  • 52 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    The Broons@41

    blame modern studs myself 🙂

  • 53 eaststandgeordie1982 // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    We get a good result at a ground we are terrible at, the lads faught for the point today and it was good to see us defend as a team for a change to get a clean sheet. But people still have a good moan just because we have spent money and changed the whole coaching set up doesn’t mean we can change in an instant and just attack all game give it time and we will get there, Imo we have 2 points more than i thought we would have.

  • 54 Jib // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Sami in a post match interview

  • 55 mindshaft // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    Ameobi got a decent goal today and had a run where he nutmegged two players with great couple of pieces of skill then almost scored but deflection took it wide ( although wrongly given as a goal kick)

    Good to see our loanees doing well

  • 56 Bambams // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    I know we didn’t win…..but it was a promising display from a young, new team.
    Won’t have done ourselves any harm at all if any prospective targets were watching.
    Wini said when he signed Mac asked him did he want to be ‘part of something special’.
    I am once again very hopeful, the onus is still on Ashley to provide funds over the forthcoming transfer windows.

  • 57 magscar // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Everyone gone out celebrating the point? have to go myself but not out unfortunately.

  • 58 Lindisfarne // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Despite the lack of a goal, the performance cleansed the sullied feeling that remained from last week and looked more like the well coached side that we had all been hoping for.

    The two holding midfielders played the ball out very well from deep, shielded the back line excellently and although lucky that ManU were wasteful, positioned themselves across the field very well. Which allowed Gini to play creatively in front of them and even though his starting position was a little deeper he was able to link well with the players in front of him, which sometimes alludes Sissoko.

    In general the NUFC players were specifically selected to fulfill certain roles and successfully overcame what is generally thought of as a superior side, who were unable to make their dominance count for anything. McClaren deserves great credit for this singular match and it is very much hoped that which ever players are selected that they will perform equally well at their assigned tasks, with the added benefit of scoring the odd goal.

  • 59 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM

    We had a goof first half and a poor second half with poor judgement from Stevie and a heroic performance from the defense!

    …let at least get that on the record and then take with us what we can use from today’s performance and reflect on what we cannot use!

  • 60 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    *goof = good (damn phone)

  • 61 Lindisfarne // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Ahoy Capt’n

    Which examples of poor judgement are you thinking of in the second half?

    I personally would have liked to see Cisse replace Itchy earlier.

  • 62 Belfast // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:08 PM

    Bloody hell Jesper lighten up. His only bad judgement was starting the useless Obertan and leaving him on the pitch for so long.

  • 63 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Lindisfarne…I don’t think any of the decisions made in the second (on top of a good first half) by SM helped the game!

    …it was the Swansea game all over again I think!

    I watched the game with a Manure fan and I was cringing my toes in the second half!

    I’ll take the point but that’s about all I’ll take from that game.

  • 64 Harley // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    A bit gobsmacked that some are complaining about today. There were so many positives.

    The defense looked the best it’s looked in a long long time. Mitrovic looks like a monster, winaldum looks sheer class, Perez started where he left off, krul was back to making game saving saves.

    Although Anita and colback look a tad lightweight together they both have great engines and when a few looked tired around them they were still buzzing around on 95 mins.

    Great point and good performance after a bad start to the game.

  • 65 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Belfast…I think that one point had gotten the best of you!

    …I know Obertan is fun to batch! An easy target wouldn’t you say!

  • 66 Belfast // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    It’s a point and something to build on Jesper.

  • 67 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Outstanding goal from Ben Arfa there!

  • 68 Belfast // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    He’s only an easy target because he’s a pain in the arse and offers nothing.

    Much better players on the bench.

  • 69 Lindisfarne // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:23 PM

    IMO we looked more capable (although with some personal trepidation) of holding them off and pinching the win in the second half. The substitutes made an important contribution in allowing the team to break quickly when the ball was won in and around our own box. Which is why I suppose Obertron was started (despite his more limited ability) and continually hope that another team will be fooled into buying him (despite being disappointed every season). The new players are being incorporated well, if gradually in some cases and are valuable improvements, also with returning players an alternative style of play may also be implemented to offer a ‘Plan B’.

  • 70 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Belfast…are we kids or grown-ups?

    …at least have the spin and reflect on what you are watching!

    I’ll lighten up if you will ay least get real!

  • 71 Lindisfarne // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:30 PM


    I was also sat next to a ManU fan and also out numbered (me and the landlord were the only NUFC fans). Personally I laughed at each time ManU failed to score, they undoubtedly played better in terms of attempted efforts on goal but did not over awe. I have not watched the Swansea match (on holiday) but in summary I thought we failed to turn up, were out played and were frustrated. I got none of those feelings today.

  • 72 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Belfast…you dwell into Obertan so easy but think I should lighten up about SM and our second half!

    …Belfast come on lighten up about Obertan we got one point 😉

  • 73 Belfast // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    You’re starting to morph into Catchy during the Pardew days Jesper 🙂

    Cmon cheer up!

  • 74 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Lindisfarne…I was actually the one with smiles after the first half…my friend just had a frown all game 😀 lol

    …Manure should have won big time…I won’t kid myself about that. Like I said I’ll take the point but that’s about it.

  • 75 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Belfast…you ket me know when you want to talk again my friend and I’ll let that last one slide!

  • 76 Lindisfarne // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM


    No need to get carried away with one match, I have made that mistake to many times, but it is nice to be smiling.

  • 77 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:38 PM


  • 78 cyprus // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:40 PM

    I think I watched a different game ;(

    In the one I watched, the other team were attacking in waves, there were gigantic gaps at the back, their goal could’ve easily have been given and they had like 70-80% of the possession.

    Plus, we played most of the game with ten men.

    Next time I’ll check which teams are playing better.

  • 79 Belfast // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    I’m only passing through like Ian does tonight Jesper.

    Speak soon goodnight. 🙂

  • 80 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:42 PM

    Lindisfarne…I think the important lesson is always to take what you are use, but to reflect on what went wrong!

    No one said it would be easy after where Ashley/Charnley and Pardew/Carver/Stone have left us, but that doesn’t mean we should just be all smiles…

  • 81 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Cyprus…No, I watch that game too! It’s been a fun read today actually!

  • 82 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Belfast…you remind me of the song “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)” 😉

    Enjoy your night mate!

  • 83 OneAlanShearer // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    We look a better side under Mcclaren albeit one that is finding it’s feet. I can see him getting us playing hard to break down but attractive performances. He needs to find his best first xi but I can see that being

    Janmaat Mbemba Colo Haidara
    Tiote Colback
    Sissoko Wijnaldum thauvin

    The other great thing is we have real competition for places and strong options on the bench. Perez, aarons, cisse, SDJ, Dummett, darlow, obertan,anita….

    Nice to have options to change a game. Only shame is defensively willo, lascelles, elliot.. I hope January brings better but we have some exciting attacking options and if the defence can keep putting in a shift we will win more than we lose and even draw games we would have lost last season.

    Nice not to be miserable after a match.

  • 84 OneAlanShearer // Aug 22, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    One last thing you can see is that players are raising their game now as they can see they will be out if they don’t. If they build on this we could have one hell of a side.

  • 85 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM


    Agreed. It was really nice to see Colo actually defend and have some guts from the defence.

    We nearly stole the game which would have been icing on the cake.
    Can we work on Cisse’s first touch. If he improves that that could help us.

  • 86 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    Does anyone think Manu would have been moved on this window had he not been injured?

  • 87 hibbit // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:01 PM

    it’s always good to go to man u and get a result but lets not get carried away we are not world beats if one of that back pick up a card or an injury we would be back to the bare bones …….oberton must have played his last game for us how many chances will he get no way way is he a prem fooballer

  • 88 OneAlanShearer // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Yep plenty of dross can go. Just keep our useful players. Manu is a striker who can’t score to save his life. Gouffran can go to.

  • 89 OneAlanShearer // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:07 PM

    Hibbit yep not spending more on the defence is another gamble but it could be so much worse.

  • 90 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:08 PM

    OneAlanShearer…definitely still alot of players to move on..and hopefully add another one or two!

  • 91 Bri // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    The disappointing thing for me was yet again we were poor going forward and created very little,just like many games in the past.
    Can’t put my finger on it but we do still lack something attacking wise.

  • 92 nufc786 // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:10 PM

    Laurent Robert 32

  • 93 hibbit // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:13 PM

    shearer…… not nocking what’s come in but the back 4 have been a problem for years we need more than a sticking plaster to fix this leak

  • 94 Thump // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    It’s interesting to see the wingers starting to remember how to play as wingers under Schteve (as opposed to Pardew where they were effectively inverted wingbacks).

    And on that note: can we please stop putting Squidward on the left?

  • 95 hibbit // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    thump …..can we please stop putting oberton on the pitch that would be my wish

  • 96 Average_Contents // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:17 PM


    Anywhere NOT on the pitch preferably. Great athlete. Shite footballer.

    Always has been, always will be.

  • 97 OneAlanShearer // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Hibbit we are in total agreement but it doesn’t look they are going to do anything about it.

  • 98 Average_Contents // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:18 PM


    Great minds n all that 😉

  • 99 Mag52 // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:29 PM


    When you said we had a ‘goof’ first half you were actually pretty accurate as far as the first twenty minutes were concerned.
    We could have shipped a number of goals during this period, but things improved after this and a point at Old Trafford is always good to come away with.
    Backs to the wall as the game went on. Expect much of the same next weekend.

  • 100 welshgeordie9 // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:38 PM

    Outstanding performance from the players today, just goes to show colo and co can defend on the day, play like that wouldn’t need any more defenders, good result, no doubt some will still moan though.

  • 101 Ian Toon // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Well well who would have thunked it! Colocinni and Taylor we’re both outstanding individually and the defence was collectively solid. Mind you, Rooney was very poor yet again and looked anything but a top flight ST – Mitrovic who had to feed on scraps was hard working and his header which hit the bar suggests greater influence in the air can be expected going forward. He certainly suggested he can as the lone striker be the principal point of attack.
    The first 20 minutes suggested we were going to be blitzed but Macca tweeked the DM’s, thereafter we defended as a unit and as many have said this is a start but more importantly it’s the end- the end of seven successive away defeats. It was also great to see Macca’s tactical nous can make a big difference. Aside from Obertan it looked as if everyone had bought into the game plan. Krul was not unduly troubled until the last 25 minutes as a number tired.
    This was hardly a fluid slick moving ManU – can you imagine SAF setting up with two DM’s and I thought they had far less convincing performances than us. Georginio looked pure class and his movement was excellent. Perez and Chance( Depay was not the force we had seen in midweek) gave the ball away at times but improved as the game progressed. We’re still short on fitness overall but we’re getting there. At the death when we had 3 players to 1 on a run on their goal Thauvin was a stud away from scoring on his debut.
    It was also an informative post match Macca who had praised Ashley at his Friday press conference for delivering on his transfer purchases as promised. He had also stated that we would not be selling our better players.
    “Surviving the first 20 minutes was the key,” McClaren said. “We survived that and grew into the game, to the point where we might have nicked it. The attitude, organisation and discipline – everything you need to get a result here – was there. After that, you need a bit of luck, and we had that, too.”

  • 102 switch365 // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Can’t wait to see just what Aleksander (BEAST) Mitrovic is capable of when he becomes fully up to speed with the Premiership.

    Loved the comment on espn – “He’s like Diego Costa’s angry little brother” 😀

  • 103 switch365 // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:56 PM

    Great fb comment too – “Chancel Mbemba struggled to get his trousers on after the game until he realised he still had Memphis in his pocket”

  • 104 Ian Toon // Aug 22, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Krul 7
    Mbemba 7
    Taylor 7
    Coloccini 8
    Haidara 6
    Anita 7
    Colback 7
    Perez. 7
    Wijnaldum 7
    Obertan 5
    Mitrovic 7

  • 105 Average_Contents // Aug 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    Just thought I’d share this as some don’t have sky sports or BT (like me, I cancelled them once I got my android box)

    Anyone with a android phone or tablet that has an operating system 2.3 or above can use an app called mobdro to stream matches that are on sky sports or BT.

    Obviously when we’re not on these channels then the usual streams will have to do.

    There’s also an app called showbox that you can watch films/tv shows on. Again on you’re tablets or phones.

    If anyone’s using kodi, I’d suggest vdubt25. Links to nbcsn galore and most in HD. Also has lots of other sports channels streaming from around the world.

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