West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham Vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Last time Liverpool were in a title chase, a certain group of gentlemen including Manuel Pellegrini, Pablo Zabaleta, and Samir Nasri pipped them to the post.  On that occasion, it was Chelsea that tripped the Reds and handed the title to Pellegrini’s team. Now it is Pellegrini and his team who will try to trip Liverpool up in their latest title push and hand the title to Manchester City (or Tottenham). It is with that aim that Pellegrini’s West Ham …
West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

West Ham vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend after a week off due to the international break. One of the standout fixtures will be taking place at the London Stadium, as West Ham welcome Tottenham in what will be a fiercely-contested fixture. A resurgent home side will be hoping to prove their lofty ambitions with a positive result against one of their local rivals. Meanwhile, the visitors need a strong performance to show that they can compete at the top of the …
Yeovil Town v Manchester United | FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

Yeovil Town v Manchester United | FA Cup 3rd Round Preview

The magic of the FA Cup is well and truly back with one of its classic third round David versus Goliath clashes pitting two football teams with starkly contrasted backgrounds in Yeovil Town and Manchester United at the Huish Park in Somerset. The home side will be certainly relishing the prospect of welcoming a footballing side as massive as Manchester United which would eventually benefit the Glovers from a financial perspective with the influx of several thousands of TV money, …
What next for Anderson? | Manchester United Stats

What next for Anderson? | Manchester United Stats

Undeniable talent. Consistently inconsistent. Injury-prone. Just some of the phrases that pop up when I think of this over-weight Brazilian. Anderson plays in the middle of the park, and was bought for a hefty fee of around £20 million in the 2007 summer transfer window. He was immediately handed the #8 shirt, previously worn by Wayne Rooney, underlining his importance and the belief the club and ex-boss Sir Alex had in him. He's never really excited the Old Trafford faithful but …
Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

Why Manchester United Need a Central Midfielder Now More Than Ever

As pre-season continues, the almost annual cry for Manchester United to sign a new midfielder has been ringing in the ears of all Premier League fans. For several years, this cry has fallen on deaf ears as Sir Alex Ferguson decided what he had was good enough and decided not to purchase a central midfielder. This year there is no Sir Alex Ferguson, Paul Scholes has retired and David Moyes is in need of a marquee signing.  Many have felt …
Manchester United's crucial weekend | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United's crucial weekend | Tactical Analysis

Wayne Rooney made a bold statement  that if there’s one team that he wants to beat this season, it’s Sunderland. Despite beating Sunderland 1-0 in the final game of last season, Manchester City’s comeback against QPR ensured the Premier League trophy went to the blue half of Manchester. In what was a tense and nervy wait for the United players it was the Sunderland fans who delivered the news that City had won the title with ironic cheers that irked …
Anderson's Redemption | A look at the Manchester United midfielder

Anderson's Redemption | A look at the Manchester United midfielder

Anderson's career at Manchester United has been inconsistent. He made just ten appearances last season, less than half of the twenty four he made after joining the club in 2007, and has struggled to hold down a first team place. He arrived as a tricky flair player, slight in build but fast, agile and keen to take players on. Today he plays a more conservative role. Anderson has been shaped into a powerful, intelligent passing midfielder. It's different to his …
Manchester United 2 Norwich 0 | Analysis

Manchester United 2 Norwich 0 | Analysis

Injuries to Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling, Rio Ferdinand and the da Silva twins have robbed Manchester United the option of fielding a settled back four and in the last few games it has started to tell. The first half was probably one of United's poorest performances this season in the sense that there was no urgency in the play, the passing was sloppy and they looked vulnerable at the back. Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez' return in attack was a welcome …
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