James Milner - The Modern Day Beckham?

James Milner - The Modern Day Beckham?

A lot has been made of the absence of Yaya Toure since he went to away on international duty with Ivory Coast and won the African Cup of Nations. The Citizens were without a home win since April 2014 when fielding a team without their star Ivorian, and staggeringly without a win away from home since a 2-0 win at the Emirates back in January 2013! The Man City faithful had good reason to be worried, then, as they watched …
Rooney Accepting Central Midfield Role Is Good For Everyone

Rooney Accepting Central Midfield Role Is Good For Everyone

A debate has raged on amongst Man United and England fans for a while now: what is Rooney’s best position? It’s a question that’s been asked with such frequency and allowed everyone to throw their opinion at it to the point of exhaustion. What is worth discussion at this stage is Rooney finally accepting a role in the heart of Manchester United’s midfield? The United captain has put up no defiance to Louis Van Gaal’s decision to drop him into …
Will the Real Number 7 Please Step Up? Nani Vs Valencia Stats Comparison

Will the Real Number 7 Please Step Up? Nani Vs Valencia Stats Comparison

When Michael Owen was released from Manchester United recently, Valencia stepped up to become Manchester United’s new Number 7. However, it is my strong belief that Nani should have been the one to don the jersey instead. Why, you might ask? Before we get into my rationale, let’s explore the significance of the Number 7, and Manchester United’s love affair with that number. History To sum it in one word, it’s the history. That’s the best way to try to …