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

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

After inflicting on league leaders and rivals Manchester City - their first defeat at home in over 70 weeks, Manchester United continue their push for second-place against a struggling West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. United have been in decent form lately with 5 wins from the last 5 in the Premier League including wins against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and City since the turn of the year. They are currently second at the moment and while six points from …
Is there any hope for West Brom after Leicester Humiliation?

Is there any hope for West Brom after Leicester Humiliation?

Having now lost their last six league games, West Brom are on an abysmal run of form which has left them on the brink of relegation to the Championship after eight years in the top-flight. The nature of their latest reversal, a 4-1 home defeat to Leicester City, is a hugely damaging blow for confidence and morale among the fans and players. The result leaves Alan Pardew’s side eight points off safety ahead of Stoke versus Manchester City on Monday …
Crystal Palace v West Brom | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Crystal Palace v West Brom | Team News, Key Men & Stats

This is, traditionally, more of a Championship fixture than a Premier League fixture. Only since 2013/14 have both Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion truly cemented their place among the elite, with the majority of meetings in the 21st Century coming in the second tier. That said, they do have some Premier League history. The more astute amongst you will remember Albion’s ‘Great Escape’ in 2005, where the Baggies defied the odds to survive at the expense of the Eagles …
Analysing Manchester United Centre-Backs | Where Will The Guillotine Fall?

Analysing Manchester United Centre-Backs | Where Will The Guillotine Fall?

Otamendi, Gimenez, Hummels, Laporte, Dragovic. Transfer windows come and transfer windows go. But what refuses to pass is the who’s who of the footballing world’s centre-backs being linked to Manchester United. Three months and a bit still remain for the action to shift from the green under millionaire studs to the green inside billionaire bank accounts. That hasn’t stopped the tabloids from earning their bucks of course, and the aforementioned names have constantly been taken in the same breath as …
Jonny Evans - United's Defensive Main Man?

Jonny Evans - United's Defensive Main Man?

Over the years, Jonny Evans has developed from young back-up to consistent performer without ever grabbing the headlines. With the departures of Ferdinand and Vidic though and the arrival of Van Gaal, this could be the season where Evans establishes himself as a top centre halve to the neutral supporters. The arrival of Van Gaal at the helm of Manchester United has seen the team adopt the same formation and tactics as his Netherlands team played this year. This system …
Evans - A Steady Rise to Prominence?

Evans - A Steady Rise to Prominence?

Jonny Evans and Phil Jones are starting to show the fans that they are the future of this great football club. More noticeably, the former is a Manchester United academy product - one that we can gloat about. Every  football club has a player that surpasses or finally lives up to the expectations. In Jonny Evans, Manchester United has the former. A Manchester United youth graduate who has everything that a defender requires: two good feet, good awareness, commanding and …
Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Tottenham v Man Utd | Statistical Match Preview | Can Spurs do the Double?

Two out of the EPL’s top three in-form sides face each other on Sunday, as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane. Spurs will be looking for a remarkable “double” over United – something that hasn't happened since the 1989-1990 season – after their gritty 3-2 win back in September at Old Trafford. Sitting in 4th place and an overwhelming 15 points behind Sunday’s opponents, Manchester United, a title challenge is all but over for Spurs. But with …