Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

Manchester United v Manchester City | League Cup Preview

It's the second installment of the Mourinho-Guardiola act at Old Trafford, this time in the league cup with a place in the quarterfinal on the line. The moods at both camps cannot be more different to what they were before the last time these two sides met in the Premier League. Both teams had enjoyed a 100% win record in the opening three games before the international break which stood between the Manchester Derby in early September that City won …
Crystal Palace V Manchester United: FA Cup Final Ultimate Form Guide

Crystal Palace V Manchester United: FA Cup Final Ultimate Form Guide

There are two very different agendas and aims for the two teams competing in the 2016 FA Cup Final. For Manchester United it is presents the last chance for a much maligned manager to find some small success after a poor season, and for Crystal Palace fans it is the perfect dream – with success just one game away. So what does the form guide tell us is likely to happen? It’s not easy making predictions in football – and …
Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

After his big money move from Everton on transfer deadline day, Marouane Fellaini has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United.  Fellaini has had an injury plagued season and has not lived up to his price tag even when he has been fit.  However, he showed some of what he is capable of bringing to this United side in the match against West Brom. Stats Fellaini took more touches than any other Manchester United player (100).  That was all, the Belgian International made more …
Sterling Vs Januzaj | Future Stars' Stats Comparison

Sterling Vs Januzaj | Future Stars' Stats Comparison

Over the past few months a lot of comparisons have been made between two of the most impressive youngsters to break through this season - Raheem Sterling and Adnan Januzaj, with both players making quite a name for themselves for their respective clubs: Liverpool and Manchester United. Whilst Raheem Sterling has been starting every game for Liverpool and performing at a very high standard, impressing against the likes of Arsenal, Januzaj has been finding it difficult to force himself into …
Manchester United: What's changed? Player Performance Analysis v 12/13

Manchester United: What's changed? Player Performance Analysis v 12/13

My statistical prediction model of EPL results did something a little unexpected this week. With some caveats around van Persie and whether or not he was fit, its odds gave a high likelihood of Newcastle beating Manchester United at Old Trafford. We all know how the game turned out and that Manchester United - by their usual standards - have had a very poor start to the season. For this post I want to see if we can find some …
Manchester United: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Manchester United: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented this season, so it’s no surprise the champions have obtained fewer points against the teams they’ve faced this season compared to the last campaign. In total the team have dropped 8 points, most notably against Liverpool, Manchester City and West Brom, and only improved on the results against Swansea (a) and Chelsea (h). Yet Manchester United only remain 5 points adrift of Arsenal at the top of the league, 1 point …
Fulham Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Fulham Vs Manchester United Preview | Stats, Team News & Key Men

Fulham welcome Manchester United to Craven Cottage on Saturday, with both managers in need of all three points to help their sides move up the Premier League table. Fulham go into the game on the back of a 4-3 defeat to Leicester in the Carling Cup in midweek, with fans wanting a vast improvement from Martin Jol's men with the Whites winning only 1 of their 4 home games in the Premier League this season. David Moyes has suffered an …
Statistical Analysis of Manchester United's Midfield

Statistical Analysis of Manchester United's Midfield

Manchester United have started life after Sir Alex Ferguson very poorly. They have looked a shadow of the team that claimed the title comfortably last season. Robin van Persie’s influence in the team has waned, while new signing Marouane Fellaini has failed to find his footing. Van Persie’s shooting accuracy is down to 31.8% from 46% last year and his goals per game statistics are down to 0.5 from 0.68 last year. It may be too early to write off …
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