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 …
Welbeck - Overrated or the Real Deal? | Stats

Welbeck - Overrated or the Real Deal? | Stats

With Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United future becoming more uncertain by the day, this could give Danny Welbeck an opportunity to move up the striking options and establish himself at the Premier League champions for years to come, but the jury is still out whether he can cut it at the highest level of club football. Every so often you get a player who splits fan’s opinions as some claim he’s good while others declare he’s one of the worst players …
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 …
Rio Ferdinand vs. John Terry | Legendary Defensive Stalwarts Compared

Rio Ferdinand vs. John Terry | Legendary Defensive Stalwarts Compared

Henderson Vs Cleverley | Who's the better player? Stats Analysis

Henderson Vs Cleverley | Who's the better player? Stats Analysis

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