Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Familiar Scoreline sees Man United through to an Unfamiliar Fixture

Manchester United drew 1-1 at Old Trafford for the 12th time in 2016/17 - although only on this occasion, the scoreline was actually enough for the Red Devils to reach the seventh European final in their history. In isolation, it was another poor display from Mourinho's men at home where their inability to win football matches has been well documented this campaign. Utterly dominated by the 12th placed side in La Liga both in terms of possession and clear-cut chances …
Remembering When Teams Didn't Have Squad Numbers

Remembering When Teams Didn't Have Squad Numbers

I grew up in the 1980's where Football coverage was completely different to how it is now. For those of you old enough to remember the times before Sky and the Premier League, you will recall there was no Soccer Sunday, no expert analysis, no all seater stadiums and very few players from abroad (ignoring Jesper Olsen & Joel Sivebaek, anyway!). Yes Football in the 80's was on the up, but it was nothing like the financial monster it has …
Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

Where Are They Now? | Manchester United 2008-2009

The 2008-2009 Premier League campaign was a magnificent one for Manchester United who took home the title with 90 points, four points above second place Liverpool. Finishing the season with 28 wins, six draws, and only four losses. Scoring 68 goals and only conceding 24 in the league. Apart from their league success, United captured the: League Cup, Community Shield, and FIFA Club World Cup. On top of UEFA Champions League/Super Cup runners up. No doubt this was one of …
The Re-Emergence of 4-4-2

The Re-Emergence of 4-4-2

The two top form sides Watford and Leicester are both deploying 4-4-2, with the four attacking individuals Igahlo, Deeney, Mahrez and Vardy scoring 48 goals between them. The modus operandi is "attack is the best form of defence" and it is proving very fruitful for two sides who were relegation favourites before the season started. When defending the 2nd attacker Deeney for Watford and Mahrez for Leicester, drops into midfield making it 4-4-1-1 or 4-5-1 in defending situations. There are …
Manchester United v Southampton 13-14 | What did MUFC fans think?

Manchester United v Southampton 13-14 | What did MUFC fans think?

Manchester United vs. Southampton was last played in mid-October 2013, early in last season and when Red Devils fans still had high hopes for then-manager David Moyes, despite the club having endured their worst start to a Premier League season. Both games against Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton last season ended in 1-1 draws; this one in dramatic fashion for the home side, when an Adam Lallana equaliser just before full-time devastated the Old Trafford faithful, who looked on course to move …
Manchester Utd vs. West Ham 13/14 Season – what did United fans think?

Manchester Utd vs. West Ham 13/14 Season – what did United fans think?

Big Sam travels to Old Trafford on Saturday still flush from his side’s comprehensive demolition of Liverpool at Anfield. Given Van Gaal’s difficulties of late, it’s hard not to think that Allardyce eyes a similar outcome at this fixture and United fans are probably similarly apprehensive that another big scalp may be claimed. To see how Manchester United fans may be thinking about this game, we looked at the Beat Your Manager! Fantasy Football data from this fixture last season, …
Is Hummels The Perfect Fit For Manchester United?

Is Hummels The Perfect Fit For Manchester United?

As the World Cup approaches, transfer deals have been as prevalent in the build-up as the actual tournament frenzy. With Rickie Lambert moving to Liverpool, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole leaving Chelsea and who could forget Phil Bardsley joining Stoke, people might have forgotten that in one week’s time the 2014 World Cup will begin. With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic onto new pastures, a rather sizeable hole needs filling before the start of the new season and with proposed …
Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Manchester United 0 Liverpool 3 | Match Stats & Tactical Analysis

Liverpool delivered another crushing blow to the wilting reputation of their fierce north-west rivals, making an emphatic statement of intent along the way in an incredibly closely run title race. A tactical contest comfortably won by Brendan Rodgers saw his side awarded three penalties, in a game which could have seen five or six in total. Manchester United David Moyes went with a 4-2-3-1 and arguably his strongest line-up, a dangerous front four of Mata, Januzaj, Rooney and Van Persie …
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