Surya Solanki
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I am a 17-year-old high school student and a part-time football writer. My work has been published on several online publications like Shoot Magazine, Goal, EPL Index and International Business Times. I live in India and despite the popular belief, me and my fellow countrymen are not “plastic and wannabe” United fans. Apart from football, I have been following Formula One for almost a decade now. I also enjoy reading Sidney Sheldon novels and crime thrillers. My heroes are Paul Scholes and Cristiano Ronaldo, while I completely despise a certain Carlos Tevez.

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Giggs and Kagawa Get United's Midfield Ticking

(0) Comments | Posted 29 November 2013 | (00:00)

After seeing his side held to stalemates in their first two away fixtures, David Moyes was skeptical of Manchester United's trip to the BayArena to face Sami Hyypia's free-flowing Bayer Leverkusen, sitting second in the Bundesliga and unbeaten at home since March.

"The next game is always the toughest...

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What to Make of the Kagawa-Evra Partnership on United's Left-Wing?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 November 2013 | (04:53)

Apart from Adnan Januzaj, no other Manchester United winger has made a significant impact on the pitch this season.

David Moyes has now started to prefer Shinji Kagawa to play alongside Patrice Evra on the left-wing and together, they have done an admirable job in United's last two encounters,...

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United's Overreliance on Carrick and Need for a Ball-Playing Defender

(0) Comments | Posted 1 November 2013 | (08:56)

Manchester United won 3-2 against Stoke City last weekend.

In the game, Stephen Ireland was predominantly told to mark Michael Carrick. United's play flows through Carrick. With the Englishman out of the picture, United failed to build up attacks from the deep. The defenders looked confused and lacked ideas....

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The Case for Moyes' Substitutions Against Southampton

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2013 | (22:45)

David Moyes has again managed to attract the wrath of the Old Trafford faithful after Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton on Saturday.

The Scot's substitutions came under widespread criticism by the fans and this article explains why Moyes' tactical tinkering against the Saints wasn't...

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Manchester United Need a Plan B

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2013 | (20:02)

In the gameweek eight of the English Premier League, Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw by Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton side.

The Saints were clearly the better side for the majority of the game. They were more mobile, had more attempts on goal (18, as compared to United's...

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Three Players Who Should Leave Manchester United

(2) Comments | Posted 17 October 2013 | (01:00)

Manchester United have endured a difficult start to the season.

Ten points from the first seven Premier League matches doesn't represent a full-blow crisis. Yet, the fact that Liverpool and Arsenal are comfortably sitting at the top of the table, having dropped just five points so far might serve...

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Why Shinji Kagawa May Never Fit Into Moyes' Plans

(1) Comments | Posted 15 October 2013 | (01:00)

After a torrid debut season, it would be unwise to say that Shinji Kagawa's situation at Old Trafford has improved even one bit.

Wayne Rooney has nailed the No 10 spot and David Moyes hasn't really shown much faith in the Japan international, who is often considered as one...

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