Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

After his big money move from Everton on transfer deadline day, Marouane Fellaini has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United.  Fellaini has had an injury plagued season and has not lived up to his price tag even when he has been fit.  However, he showed some of what he is capable of bringing to this United side in the match against West Brom. Stats Fellaini took more touches than any other Manchester United player (100).  That was all, the Belgian International made more …
Malaise, Moyes and Manchester United

Malaise, Moyes and Manchester United

Manchester United: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

Manchester United: Season So Far | Stats Analysis

The struggles of Manchester United have been well documented this season, so it’s no surprise the champions have obtained fewer points against the teams they’ve faced this season compared to the last campaign. In total the team have dropped 8 points, most notably against Liverpool, Manchester City and West Brom, and only improved on the results against Swansea (a) and Chelsea (h). Yet Manchester United only remain 5 points adrift of Arsenal at the top of the league, 1 point …
Gareth Barry Stats | Everton's Midfield General

Gareth Barry Stats | Everton's Midfield General

Gareth Barry has often been treated unfairly by neutral fans, as they question whether he has the ability to play for Manchester City; but, this season the midfielder, on loan at Everton, has earned praise from critics and fans alike after an impressive start at the Merseyside club. Barry’s role in the side is a somewhat underrated one in football with acclaim normally landing at the feet of the more flamboyant attacking players. Without Barry in the team though, Everton …
Statistical Analysis of Manchester United's Midfield

Statistical Analysis of Manchester United's Midfield

Manchester United have started life after Sir Alex Ferguson very poorly. They have looked a shadow of the team that claimed the title comfortably last season. Robin van Persie’s influence in the team has waned, while new signing Marouane Fellaini has failed to find his footing. Van Persie’s shooting accuracy is down to 31.8% from 46% last year and his goals per game statistics are down to 0.5 from 0.68 last year. It may be too early to write off …
David Moyes' Manchester United | Stats Analysis of Team In Transition

David Moyes' Manchester United | Stats Analysis of Team In Transition

There was much change at Old Trafford during the summer. For the first time in over twenty-five years, Manchester United began the season without Sir Alex Ferguson as manager. What has followed has been United’s worst start in the league for twenty-four years. Whilst it was evident that the transition period would not be perfect, United fans would have expected more than ninth place with only ten points after seven games. Critics have stated that Champions League qualification would be …
Five Big Signings Yet To Deliver | Fellaini, Willian, Soldado, Navas & Wolfswinkel

Five Big Signings Yet To Deliver | Fellaini, Willian, Soldado, Navas & Wolfswinkel

This season a number of big money signings were made by Premier League clubs. With big money comes big expectation from fans, as well as the need for players to produce the goods immediately. The Premier League is now seven games into the season, and there have been some signings who have not given the performance that their fans would have expected. Ricky Van Wolfswinkel Ricky Van Wolfswinkel arrived as Norwich’s record signing for just over £8.5 million in the …
Manchester United 2 Crystal Palace 0 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester United 2 Crystal Palace 0 | Tactical Analysis

Ian Holloway’s men took on the Champions at Old Trafford hoping for a positive result. If not daunting enough a task, the game was made even harder for them as central midfield player Dikgacoi received a red card after a very dubious penalty decision on the 45th minute from Jonathon Moss. Up to that point Manchester United failed to create any quality chances and instead seemed to keep possession ticking over at a very slow tempo. Although completing more than …
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