The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

The Louis van Gaal Project: Arturo Vidal to Manchester United

Sixteen days into the opening of the transfer window, speculation and rumours are into their usual low or high credibility depending on who the specific source is; however, one constant throughout this transfer window is the speculation on Chilean and Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal's future. His Chilean team-mate, Alexis Sanchez, will land on British shores for the start of the season for Arsenal - is Arturo Vidal about to join him? According to reports in Italy and in Manchester, Antonio …
Player Season Review - Kyle Walker

Player Season Review - Kyle Walker

With just one Premier League game missed so far this season for Tottenham Hotspur, Kyle Walker has had his most impressive season at right back since his debut campaign for Harry Redknapp in the 2011/2012 season, where they would have qualified for Champions League football, if not for Didier Drogba's heroics in Munich. The former Sheffield United youth product has played 25 out of Spurs' 26 Premier League games so far this campaign - missing out on their 3-0 win …
Alexander Buttner Stats | Is He Good enough for Manchester United?

Alexander Buttner Stats | Is He Good enough for Manchester United?

Alexander Buttner jumped to the defence of his Manchester United teammates after the weekend's defeat to West Brom and claimed the club isn’t in crisis despite a poor start to the season. Unfortunately, his inclusion at the weekend is a sign of the problems with the playing squad at Old Trafford. Buttner was brought in last summer by Sir Alex Ferguson to offer competition to Evra for the left back slot, and it worked as Evra’s performances picked up and …
Is David Moyes right to raid Everton for his former players? Stats Comparison

Is David Moyes right to raid Everton for his former players? Stats Comparison

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | In-depth Match Summary Stats & Player Stats

Manchester United are now 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League. A professional victory at Loftus Road has given United a lead that no team has ever over-hauled.  Rafael scored a thunderbolt of a goal clocked at 77mph (123.9 kmph) from 29 yards out with it being touted as one of the goals of the season (stats via @ManUtdPlace). [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="370"] Belter from Rafael Vs QPR via Feintzebra.co.uk[/caption] Whilst both teams were pretty level on …
Manchester United 2 Southampton 1 | In-depth Match Stats

Manchester United 2 Southampton 1 | In-depth Match Stats

Manchester United held on to grab three vital points in the race for the title. United now find themselves seven points clear at the top as Manchester City drew a blank at Loftus Road on Tuesday night. However this wasn't a run of the mill night at Old Trafford. Southampton provided a stiff test for Manchester United with Alex Ferguson acknowledging their efforts after the game: [quote]...in the second half Southampton have been the best team to play here this …
Antonio Valencia | Analysing the Winger's Decline in Form

Antonio Valencia | Analysing the Winger's Decline in Form

Antonio Valencia is an old-school archetypal winger, best suited for Manchester United’s direct and counter-attacking 4-4-2 formation. Thus, playing as their first-choice right-winger last season, the Ecuador international delivered a phenomenal campaign, acting as the creative hub of the team and establishing himself as one of the most efficient attackers in England. However, this season, Valencia has seen an apparent dip in form and has also garnered massive criticism from the football pundits for his inability to produce the required …
Will Manchester United’s Change in Style Pay Off? Stats

Will Manchester United’s Change in Style Pay Off? Stats

When Manchester United conceded the title to their neighbors at the end of last season everyone expected the type of vicious response Alex Ferguson is known for. Throughout his tenure Blackburn, Arsenal and Chelsea have repeatedly threatened to derail the dynasty he’s tried to create and the Scot has fought them all. So United did spend this summer, and spend big. £27m on Robin Van Persie and £14m on the Bundesliga’s player of the year Shinji Kagawa. All these purchases …
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