Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Andy Mitten
Opinion

Opinion

On The Ball by Andy Mitten

Manchester United are much improved, but the small margins are what make also-rans into champions

  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found out on Wednesday that it’s the almost imperceptible advantages that make champions

Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Victor Lindelof’s Manchester United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup courtesy of two set-piece goals by league rivals Manchester City on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten

Andy Mitten is a journalist and author. He founded the best-selling United We Stand fanzine as a 15-year-old. A journalism graduate, he's interviewed over 500 famous footballers past and present. His work has taken him to over 100 countries, writing about football from Israel to Iran, Brazil to Barbados. Born and bred in Manchester, he divides his time between his city of birth and Barcelona, Spain.