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

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

Manchester City are all set to face-off Manchester United at the Etihad stadium this Sunday. Two teams known to be stellar individually and intense rivals, meet yet again, but have their performances lived upto expectations this season? In all honesty, these are two teams that have been underwhelming-ly ordinary in the Premier League this season – it is nearly 25 years since a Manchester derby was played between two teams both outside the top three. The 170th derby in October …
West Ham vs Manchester United FA Cup Preview

West Ham vs Manchester United FA Cup Preview

After Thursday night’s humiliating 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Europa League, Manchester United will now have to face West Ham in the FA Cup and hope to reach their first semi-final in five years. Four consecutive wins between February 22 and March 2 led to suggestions that Louis van Gaal had turned a corner at Man United and could save what has been a poor campaign in the final months. The Dutchman's side are now back to square one, …
Manchester United vs FC Midtjylland | Europa League Preview

Manchester United vs FC Midtjylland | Europa League Preview

The Europa League isn't the competition that Manchester United want to be playing in and embarrassing defeats like the one they had in the first leg in Denmark only highlight that. However, they are going to struggle to qualify for the Champions League for the next few seasons, which means that the Europa League could be their best route into the competition. The secondary European competition has never been respected in England, and that needs to change, as we have …
Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

Have Manchester United Finally Come Out Of Hiding?

One can be forgiven for struggling to believe what was going on at Old Trafford when Manchester United managed to put two goals past Stoke City inside the first 45 minutes after a dozen games without scoring at home in the Premier League. A dozen halves at Old Trafford without registering a goal - six full games, in theory, whichever way we look at it, Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United typifies mediocrity and cowardice for most of this campaign. The …
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 …
Louis Van Gaal: A genius behind the struggle

Louis Van Gaal: A genius behind the struggle

Under Louis Van Gaal, Manchester United have struggled to gain consistency and they've failed to make an impact in the league since the Dutchman's arrival. Despite spending around £250 million on transfers, United currently sit out of the top four and the title appears to be out of their reach. Recent calls for the manager's sacking has added a further cloud over what has already been a disappointing season but has Louis Van Gaal's time at Manchester United really been …
Stoke City vs Manchester United Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

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

The situation does not seem to be improving at Old Trafford. The continued mediocre performance on the ground has fuelled speculation that Louis Van Gaal is on his way out of the club. They make the gruelling trip to Brittania stadium this weekend in the Boxing day fixture. Stoke City, who have garnered 10 points in the last games will be hoping to take advantage of United’s wretched form and make positive additions to their points tally. Team News Stoke …
What is the answer to Manchester United's attacking woes?

What is the answer to Manchester United's attacking woes?

After dropping out of the Champions League, Manchester United have a lot of questions to answer, especially if they are to be considered Premier League contenders. Their defence has been excellent this season, conceding just ten times in the league, which is the lowest in the division. However, they have struggled to score goals and that looks set to be their downfall, unless something changes soon. The fan base will be eager to see their team strengthen in January and …
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