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 …
Antonio Valencia - Does He Deserve His Extension?

Antonio Valencia - Does He Deserve His Extension?

A week ago, Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia quashed all the exit rumours by signing a 3-year extension with the club, a move that failed to excite many of the club's supporters. Once David Moyes got the sack, a major squad overhaul was expected which primarily means getting rid of the deadwood. But then, very few expected Antonio Valencia to play under the new manager Louis Van Gaal, owing to a disastrous last ten to twelve months. In this piece, …
Manchester United in 2013/14 - A Season Review

Manchester United in 2013/14 - A Season Review

Manchester United endured their worst season in the last 25 years, as they finished outside top four for the first time in over two decades in their first season post the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. The season also saw David Moyes get the sack just 10 months into his 6-year contract and rightly so. There is a long list of things we could look back and point our finger at, as to what went wrong at this football club …
Who Should Be Left Back For Manchester United Next Season?

Who Should Be Left Back For Manchester United Next Season?

Manchester United have been chasing a left back for well over a year, which highlights how the hierarchy view Patrice Evra and his long term future. Many thought Leighton Baines would arrive last summer, but the links to Luke Shaw are promising for Manchester United fans as he is a lot younger than his fellow England international, therefore he offers value for money if he is to sign for the club. It looks more and more likely that Shaw will …
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 …
Manchester United: The Season So Far | Stats Review

Manchester United: The Season So Far | Stats Review

2013 has got to be the most memorable year as a whole for Manchester United football club and their supporters for several reasons. Both right and wrong. A year that was both eventful and uneventful. In May 2013, the club lifted its 20th league title which happened to be an English record for the most number of titles won by a single club in English top flight. The same month, the club announced the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, quite simply …
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 Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats & Team News

Manchester United Vs Newcastle United Preview | Stats & Team News

The early kick off on Saturday sees David Moyes' Manchester United take on Alan Pardew's high-flying Newcastle United. Manchester United go into the game off the back of another home defeat, this time going down 1-0 to Moyes' former club Everton. Surprisingly, Manchester United have only won three home games this season. Newcastle United go into the game one point and one place ahead of their opponents and they themselves will be looking for a better result than their previous …
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