Top Five Premier League Players of the Season So Far

Top Five Premier League Players of the Season So Far

As another season in the roller coaster of the Premier League is heading towards a captivating close, I thought it was time we looked back on the actual football that was played during its course and rate the top five individuals that made a telling impact on the green rather than off it, more often than the rest. Here's my version of this campaign's top 5 - let me know what you feel and also drop yours in the comments box. …
Liverpool or Manchester United - who will clinch the crucial 4th place?

Liverpool or Manchester United - who will clinch the crucial 4th place?

This Sunday’s clash between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield was in many ways the most important game of the season for both teams. With both teams seemingly out of the title race, the stakes were still high at Anfield with the much important 4th place, which guarantees Champions League football, in sight. In the end it was Manchester United who got the better of their Liverpool rivals in what was their best performance all season, but things were made …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Straight to the point, has there ever been a bigger Liverpool-Manchester United clash in the Premier League era than the one on Sunday? I really doubt there has, when you consider what is at stake and also the timing of this fixture. A massive derby, arguably still the biggest match-up in English football regardless of where the teams stand in the league table and it's an absolute certainty that the animosity between two most successful institutions in the English game …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

A week after what can be considered another blip in Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football in the shape of a disappointing 2-1 away defeat to Swansea, Louis Van Gaal will be looking forward to bounce back in winning ways as they are set to host Sunderland come Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Man United have lost just twice in the last 20 games, the performances especially since the turn of the new year haven't been all convincing …
Van Gaal: Square Pegs, Round Holes

Van Gaal: Square Pegs, Round Holes

When Louis Van Gaal channelled the spirit of Rafa Benitez in Tuesday's press conference, he demonstrated once more a stubbornness and unfaltering belief in his own abilities as Manchester United manager. Louis Van Gaal does not get it wrong, and he has the dossier to prove it. And who are we to argue? Van Gaal has called on this self-belief throughout his long and glittering career. He's already made it quite clear, that when it comes to team selection and …
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 …
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, …
Raheem Sterling: A Player Performance Analysis Vs Man Utd

Raheem Sterling: A Player Performance Analysis Vs Man Utd

Liverpool’s season plunged into further crisis with the loss against arch-rivals Manchester United. The Kop hadn’t even got over the pains of being ousted from the Champions League by Basel before United struck the killer blow in the 71st minute. While the manager and the players introspect on their abilities and the way forward, we look at one of the bright spots from the game for the red half of the Merseyside: the performance of Raheem Sterling as a striker. Sterling …
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