RN251 - Content for the new RedNews251 - on sale for Chelsea, Liverpool, Seville home games ONLY - published 25th February 2018
Reditorial on United, identity, social media boasts and a Football Club. Since the last mag. Gossip. Well sourced, well read. Mkhitaryan - what went wrong? @carlosartorial, the wry old sod. @toeinthewater1 on Super Ed, well, maybe not. Pete Shaw is Red & Angry - on Utd wanting to improve the OT atmosphere, amongst other things. city in need. Utd fans at Maine Road pic. Melissa and pals in Belgrade for the 60th anniversary. @mufc_dan87 on Football Accountants. @_Rob_B on VAR. 5 Pint Rule. Another gem from @chinatownbranch. @SparkyMate has been having strange thoughts about Phil Jones. @CornbrookSt_Red on Tom Curry. Liam Miller RIP. The bond between MUFC and Bishop Auckland. @biggestfella18 has some truly sordid Euro Away tales. Bobbles on what Utd need to do to improve. Positives and Negatives with @Northern_Exiled. And arrested at Anfield '92. oh, and much much more!

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"There’s signs in the last two games that there’s a team there and Juan Mata’s become more important to connect the team.

"It looks like you’ve got [Marcus] Rashford, [Anthony] Martial, [Romelu] Lukaku but they haven’t got that glue that just knits it together. Mata looks like he might become a very important player.

"Michael Carrick, [Paul] Pogba has sort of got the ability to connect back to front but Mata certainly has got the composure to hold the ball and allow those players to make their runs so they can get up the pitch and get into a point where they can play one-on-one.

"They need to be one-on-one. You see with Rashford [against Liverpool], [Alexis] Sanchez, Lukaku. Get them one-on-one around the edge of the box, they are probably as good as you are going to get

"However, to get the ball into those situations, as many times as possible with quality, you need someone to put the ball there to them and Mata does that really well.”