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 …
Dave Saves | The Rise and Rise of David De Gea | 11-12 and 12-13 Stats

Dave Saves | The Rise and Rise of David De Gea | 11-12 and 12-13 Stats

When Manchester United missed out on a goalkeeper of Manuel Neuer's calibre to replace the flying Dutchman Van Der Saar only to sign this lean, cat-like-reflexive Spaniard back in 2011, not many supporters welcomed that move, so much so for a record fee of around £17.8 million (British record for a goalkeeper). Now, Manchester United's Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea is set to sign a new deal that would enable him to stay at the club until 2018 while the …
Time for Phil Jones to Replace Rio Ferdinand | Stats Analysis

Time for Phil Jones to Replace Rio Ferdinand | Stats Analysis

There is an unfamiliar angst hanging in the air around Old Trafford as the Red Devils try to get used to life without Sir Alex Ferguson.  A period of transition was inevitable, for whoever stepped into the Scots' giant shadow, but that hasn't stopped new boss David Moyes from facing intense scrutiny.  With Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester City forming three of United's first five EPL fixtures, Moyes could have been forgiven for expecting a bit more patience while he tries …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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Van Persie: "United could be my last club" | Stats from last 4 years

Van Persie is open to the possibility of finishing his footballing days in Manchester. He is working his way through his first season with Manchester United after joining the club last summer for £24 million on a four-year contract. He has so far lived up to the reputation that he built at Arsenal, despite enduring a barren run of late. A run that is the longest he's gone without a goals since his Feyenoord days when he was a winger! …
Cazorla v Hazard v Kagawa | Creativity Stats Comparison

Cazorla v Hazard v Kagawa | Creativity Stats Comparison

At the beginning of last season, three of the Premier League’s biggest clubs brought in three of the most creative players from some of Europe’s biggest leagues. Eden Hazard swapped Lille for Chelsea, Manchester United brought in Shinji Kagawa from then Bundesliga Champions Borussia Dortmund, and Santi Cazorla made the move to Arsenal from troubled Malaga. All three were lauded for their creative performances at their former clubs, but to what extent did they live up to that reputation in …
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