Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United’s win against Derby County, although impressive, should not take the spotlight away from Van Gaal’s seemingly hopeless situation, and the amount of pressure on him. One win cannot take his past atrocities and the fact that he turned a team built on counter-attacking into a team that only plays defensive, “boring” football. However, at this point, it is crucial that United build on the result against Stoke. Stoke’s defeat to Crystal Palace would definitely make them want to …
Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

Roberto Firmino to Manchester United - Necessity or Luxury?

If twitter reports are anything to be trusted, then Manchester United have already wrapped up their second signing of the summer - Hoffeinheim's attacking midfielder Roberto Firmino for circa 18m€ (some sources quote €30 million). Although there has been no noise in particular from the British Press on what has been going on behind the curtains at Old Trafford, it looks like the deal could be on and the player could have actually undergone his medical already whilst on international duty, …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This match is huge in terms of top four qualification, especially for Spurs, as they need a positive result if they are to be considered in contention alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. Meanwhile for the hosts, they will be keen to get a win after disappointingly being knocked out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford by Arsenal. They were outplayed in their own stadium, by a side who hadn't won there in a long time. This weekend they …
Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

The Liberty Stadium plays host to a travelling Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, as the home side look to get back to winning ways the visitors have proven difficult to put away as of late and will be looking to keep it that way. Garry Monk’s side don’t seem to have quite come to grips with the big money loss of their talismanic striker Wilfried Bony, having only picked up one win in the new year. The Welsh side may …
Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

Belgium vs Algeria Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Group H

The opening match of Group H sees Algeria come up against a Belgium side that are many peoples dark horses to lift the World Cup trophy in Rio de Janeiro on July 13th. Belgium cruised through their qualifying group, finishing  top of a group that included Croatia, Serbia, Wales, Scotland and Macedonia, with the Red Devils only conceding 4 goals in their 10 matches. They failed to lose a single game during qualifying (Won 8, Drawn 2), with only Germany …
Marouane Fellaini - The Enigma | 13/14 Compared to 12/13

Marouane Fellaini - The Enigma | 13/14 Compared to 12/13

When Ryan Giggs became the interim manager and put out his first starting 11 against Norwich, one of the obvious names that failed to even make the bench was the £27.5-million worth Belgian Marouane Fellaini. Arriving on the deadline day as the chaotic summer window closed, the wig sellers in and around Sir Matt Busby way were particularly thrilled, hurriedly importing dozens of afro wigs in the hope of making the most of his arrival. What made Manchester United go after …
Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

Marouane Fellaini | Player Performance Analysis Vs WBA

After his big money move from Everton on transfer deadline day, Marouane Fellaini has struggled to make an impact at Manchester United.  Fellaini has had an injury plagued season and has not lived up to his price tag even when he has been fit.  However, he showed some of what he is capable of bringing to this United side in the match against West Brom. Stats Fellaini took more touches than any other Manchester United player (100).  That was all, the Belgian International made more …
Another one bites the dust for Moyes

Another one bites the dust for Moyes

Manchester United boss David Moyes looks set to suffer more disappointment in the transfer market with Everton left back Leighton Baines close to signing a new and improved deal at Everton. 29 year old Baines was a target for his former boss during the Summer transfer window but Everton were un-willing to allow a deal to go through, Moyes instead had to settle for Marouane Fellaini. However, it was hoped that Everton would be convinced to allow Baines to follow …
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