Bastian Inspired Manchester United And Their Title Credentials

Bastian Inspired Manchester United And Their Title Credentials

"Champions should be winning games like these" was the bottom-line of Van Gaal's post match presser where he looked, for the first time in his reign at United, all panicky and clearly irritated. For 90 minutes, Manchester United dominated the game, at least according to the Dutchman, yet failed again, to control the outcome. It has been the story of United's season in that they set themselves up very hard to beat rather than go and do it from the …
Manchester United v PSV Preview | Team News, Stats &  Key Men

Manchester United v PSV Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Group B leaders Manchester United can secure qualification to the knock-out stages with a win at home on Wednesday when the side will face Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford. It's been a weird season for United in that they look like they have weaknesses to address in every game from the outside but the way their season has gone so far, you wouldn't understand why they are criticized so much in the media and even by some of …
Daley Played a Blind-er vs Liverpool - Performance Analysis

Daley Played a Blind-er vs Liverpool - Performance Analysis

Old Trafford witnessed another famous victory for Manchester United against their biggest nemesis Liverpool on a day when usually, things much bigger and more valued than 3 points are at stake. After a tepid first half which reeked of the 'same old same old' style of harmless possession football from the home side, United managed to open the scoring with a neatly worked set piece routine followed by a quick penalty to double the advantage. Liverpool, glorified spectators for the …
A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

A United Defence? A Look at the Red Devils’ Defenders

The one glaring problem for Manchester United last season was their defence.  The revolving door that was last year’s back line has barely been tinkered with over the summer, and the final month of the transfer window may not bring any more changes.  If the Red Devils wish to consistently compete for Champions League football after spending last season away from it, some analysis needs to be done on the defenders currently at the club.  What can be improved upon …
Comparing Schneiderlin to Man United's Current Midfielders

Comparing Schneiderlin to Man United's Current Midfielders

Manchester United have been constantly linked with various defensive midfielders for a number of years. After struggling with players like Anderson and Cleverley, United finally brought in Ander Herrera and Daley Blind to address their midfield problems. Even then, as the previous campaign suggests, midfield is a key area they need to improve if they are to challenge for the title and compete in Europe. Assistant Manager, Ryan Giggs, in his recent interview once again stressed the importance of strengthening the …
Herrera, Carrick & Blind: Is a

Herrera, Carrick & Blind: Is a "World Class" Midfielder Still Needed?

Much of the transfer talk at the start of the 2014/15 season surrounded Manchester United and, more specifically, exactly who they would sign in the centre of midfield. The biggest summer 'transfer saga' (there's one every year - hello Wesley Sneijder) featured Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, who's stock had risen further after his performances for Chile in the World Cup. Elsewhere, Kevin Strootman, Paul Pogba, Nigel De Jong and William Carvalho were also regularly linked with a move to Old …
Is Daley Blind the 'Total Footballer'?

Is Daley Blind the 'Total Footballer'?

Versatility is a trait that is often undervalued and many a time even ignored by football fans. But then who in his right mind would want to see square-ish pegs in round-ish holes, eh? Not many. But English football, especially since the inception of the Premier League has been graced with a glut of specialist footballers who can pretty much play in any position and not look a fish out of water, a trend that has continued to this date …
Herrera vs Henderson: Premier League Anchormen

Herrera vs Henderson: Premier League Anchormen

The match between Liverpool and Manchester United last Sunday reignited the passion that symbolises English Football and brought to the fore the local rivalries that exist to provide the required impetus for the success of the Premier League. While Steven Gerrard’s early departure from the game marked the headlines, pundits were quick to point out Manchester United’s dominant display in the first half. The game was set to be a battle of midfield's and it didn’t disappoint. At the fulcrum …