UEFA begin disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United

UEFA begin disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United

Following Manchester United's 2-1 home defeat to Real Madrid under arguably the most controversial of circumstances in the European Cup, BBC Sport are reporting that European Football's governing body UEFA has begun initial proceedings to bring sanctions upon Manchester United and their players as a result of their conduct towards Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir as well as their decision to avoid post-match media duties. Sir Alex Ferguson set the tone for what was yet to come from Manchester United when …
Manchester United vs Chelsea | FA Cup Match Preview

Manchester United vs Chelsea | FA Cup Match Preview

Following Tuesday's hugely disappointing exit from the European Cup, Manchester United now have to fully focus their attention on the two remaining titles within their grasp, the Premier League and secondly the FA Cup. Next in line are Chelsea as the big games keep on coming for Manchester United. Can they beat Chelsea? Betting giant bwin have all the odds, why not bet on the game? Sir Alex Ferguson's men will have more than a statement to make following the controversial …
The Unfortunate Demise of Nani

The Unfortunate Demise of Nani

The last year has seen the future of Manchester United winger Nani questioned regularly after falling out of favour with Sir Alex Ferguson, and the winger’s role under David Moyes still remains unclear, with reports of a move to Turkey, Russia and now Monaco – a far cry from the player that was supposed to be a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo. In the early years of Nani’s Manchester United career, he often received comparisons to his club and country teammate …
QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR 0 Manchester United 2 | Match & Stats Report

QPR expectantly lost at home to Manchester United by 2 goals to nil. Rafael scored a stunning volley, and Nani slotted Giggs in for a second to carry United over a Rangers. Overview In terms of possession, the game was far more balanced than most may have predicted. The difference was largely marginal, with Manchester United carrying 51.5% of the possession to QPR's 48.5%. Their passing accuracy was just as close. United completed at a rate of 77%, QPR at 74%. Shots …
Could Leighton Baines be England's

Could Leighton Baines be England's "Gareth Bale"? | Stats

The form of Leighton Baines  has not gone unnoticed, with Manchester United again linked with a possible transfer in January. Despite quashing these rumours, Baines has admitted that not playing in Europe is hampering his chances of establishing himself as an England regular, with Hodgson favouring the more experienced Ashley Cole at left-back. Baines, however, offers a completely different dimension. As the first player out of  the top five leagues in Europe to create 50 chances this season (Luke O'Farrell), …
The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

The footballing philosophy of the 2012/13 Sir Alex Ferguson | Man Utd Tactics

[quote]"The diamond is seen as a little revolutionary because it goes against our history, but the level of the game in England and Europe is so high now that making yourself unpredictable is a strength. Teams will now have to think about whether we will play with two wide players or in the diamond because we have the players who are capable of doing both things. Players like Shinji Kagawa and Tom Cleverley can play very well in the diamond, while …
Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Wide Forwards: In Fashion? Comparison: Moses, Walcott, Nani & Sinclair

Recently, more and more teams in the Premier League are choosing to play a 4-3-3 formation instead of the traditional 4-4-2 and this change in formation has helped to create a new position on the pitch – the wide forward. Wide forwards are players who are looking to penetrate the oppositions defence and score rather than the traditional winger who is looking to cross the ball or create a chance for their team.  These sorts of players have become vital …
Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Who is the most influential player from the Top 8? | Statistical Comparison

Last season's top 8 clubs in the Premier League was some what predictable, in what order they finished in was a surprise to many, but which players at those clubs were the most influential at that club, I take a look at their stats here. The top 8 clubs, United, City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle, Liverpool & Everton, all had at least one top quality striker, Arsenal has Robin van Persie (left) and were all able to score at consistent …
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