Sunday 10 May 2015

November: Momentum is building

First up this month is the small matter of the Manchester derby and despite a fantastic performance from the visiting Reds, Chris Smalling is sent off and City nick the points through Sergio Aguero, so often the scourge of United.

The Reds then play host to Neil Warnock's struggling but stubborn Crystal Palace and are made to work for victory, but take all three points through substitute Juan Mata's solitary strike in the second half.
We then travel to Arsenal, a match that sees LVG revert to a (rookie) back three of Smalling, Blackett and McNair, but despite long periods of pressure from the Gunners, an own goal from Gibbs and a strike from Rooney give United a first away win to move back up to fourth.

Michael Carrick has returned from injury to bolster the Reds midfield ranks and he is influential in United's final game of November, a third successive win as Hull City are put to the sword, 3-0.

Goals from the familiar duo of Rooney and Van Persie, plus one from Smalling (his first goal of the campaign) see off Steve Bruce's Tigers in a match that Van Gaal describes as the "best of the season" so far. 

Going into the hectic festive fixtures, United are beginning to build momentum but, with difficult games at Stoke and Spurs to come, plus the visit of Liverpool, December would prove to be make or break for Van Gaal's rapidly improving Reds. 

The Reds end the month in fourth place with Rooney and RVP now joint top scorers with four apiece. 

November: Played 4 Won 3 Lost 1 Goals For 6 Goals Against 2

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