Manchester United Vs Sunderland | Match Preview

Manchester United Vs Sunderland | Match Preview

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

Manchester City 2 Manchester United 3 | Tactical Analysis

The first league meeting of the Manchester clubs this season produced another game full of incidents which concluded with Manchester Utd departing with all three points. A scenario which would have seemed highly unlikely in the opening and closing 10minutes of the match. Line Ups:- Whilst there was a degree of certainty over the system Mancini would use, there was an element of debate over the starting line up. In total, the Italian made five changes from the side which …
Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Derby Day Dogfight: The Battle of Manchester | Statistical Preview

Here we go again. The top-of-the-table clash between the two Manchester clubs is upon us. It might be relatively early in the season still, but it would be silly to say this will have no bearing on where the title is going at the end of the season. As it stands, both Manchester United and Manchester City are well ahead of their nearest opponents in the league table, with Chelsea being 10 points behind Manchester United and 7 points behind …
Anderson's Redemption | A look at the Manchester United midfielder

Anderson's Redemption | A look at the Manchester United midfielder

Anderson's career at Manchester United has been inconsistent. He made just ten appearances last season, less than half of the twenty four he made after joining the club in 2007, and has struggled to hold down a first team place. He arrived as a tricky flair player, slight in build but fast, agile and keen to take players on. Today he plays a more conservative role. Anderson has been shaped into a powerful, intelligent passing midfielder. It's different to his …
Reading 3 Manchester United 4 | Match & Stats Report

Reading 3 Manchester United 4 | Match & Stats Report

It was a very straightforward match at the Madejski Stadium. It was also one of the most exciting matches of the season thus far, if not the most. Both teams looked set to score at any point during the match. After the full 90 minutes there were 18 scoring chances created between the teams. Manchester United slumped at the back and conceded three goals after finally getting a clean-sheet against West Ham last weekend. Reading for their part looked deadly …
Manchester United Vs Reading | Premier League Match Preview

Manchester United Vs Reading | Premier League Match Preview

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 …
Arsenal's star: Mikel Arteta compared to Michael Carrick | Stat Analysis

Arsenal's star: Mikel Arteta compared to Michael Carrick | Stat Analysis

If you asked James Bond to collect your Aston Martin from the dealership you’d back him to get it to you safely. I mean, he’s used to fighting terrorists, flying planes, and parachuting out of moving jets. The challenge of a sprightly sports car shouldn’t pose him too many problems. On the other hand, if your eighty-year-old grandmother was tasked with the same pickup, it's fair to say you’d be a little nervous. You’d trust Bond because he’s playing within …
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