Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Manchester United v Zorya Luhansk - Europa League Preview

Following two wins on the bounce, on match-day two, Manchester United will play their second game in succession at Old Trafford, against Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk. The Red Devils have had a decent start to their Premier League campaign with four wins in their first six games but in Europe, their struggles away from home have continued, as a narrow 1-0 loss at Feyenoord have made things tougher in a group which can be tricky for any side; all the more …
The Captaincy Conundrum at Old Trafford | Rooney or Van Persie?

The Captaincy Conundrum at Old Trafford | Rooney or Van Persie?

Manchester United have had some fantastic leaders in the past. One could go back to Johnny Carey and Roger Byrne in the 40s and 50s to Bryan Robson in the 80s to Roy Keane and Gary Neville under Sir Alex up until the hard-tackling Serb, Nemanja Vidic, the club has been spoilt with an array of born leaders and winners, men that led the team by example demonstrating consistency on the pitch while ensuring the togetherness off it.  Nemanja Vidic …
EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

EPL 13-14’s Most Creative Goalscorers | Suarez, Rooney, Aguero...

Strikers are almost always judged solely on their goal-scoring output and why not; it is what they’re paid to do (£300k/week some of them). But while a lot of analysis is done into the goal scoring prowess of attacking midfielders (Hazard, Toure etc) in addition to their creative powers, here we take a look at strikers who excel in finding the right pass and perfect touch when they’re not rippling the back of the net. We decided to use the …
Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United v Aston Villa Preview | Key Men, Stats and Team News

Manchester United face Aston Villa on week 32 of the Premier League season, at Old Trafford in an early kick-off this Saturday, after a 0-3 derby drubbing against Manchester City in midweek, which was their sixth home defeat this season. While Aston Villa endured a similar disappointment at home to Stoke, with a 1-4 defeat at this crucial stage of the season where every point matters. Whereas Manchester United are pushing for a Europa league spot, Aston Villa would be …
Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress in the Champions League?

Can Manchester United and Chelsea progress in the Champions League?

After a difficult weekend for both Chelsea and Manchester United as defeats and red cards were in abundance, their minds must quickly turn to home ties in the Champions League. Chelsea drew the first leg 1-1 at a hostile Türk Telekom Arena – home to Galatasaray – whilst Manchester United scuppered to a 2-0 defeat to an Olympicacos side who are imperious at home. Can they make it through or will all 4 English sides fall at the first knockout …
Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Manchester United vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

It’s no secret that Manchester United are enduring one of their worst Premier League campaigns to date but the Red Devils will still want to perform well and get a result against their bitter rivals. If United can halt a growing Liverpudlian title charge it may just buy manager David Moyes a bit more patience from the Red Devils’ faithful - something he badly needs. It must be over 20 years since Liverpool supporters went into an Old Trafford contest …
Wayne Rooney | Stats from the Season So Far

Wayne Rooney | Stats from the Season So Far

May 2013: Manchester United regain the league title from their noisy neighbors in a ruthless fashion, thanks to an injury-free Robin Van Persie and his title-winning left foot. The 20th league title, was very much Sir Alex Ferguson's parting gift. Well, it could have been Wayne Rooney's too. Much has been talked about the strained relationship between Wayne Rooney and the ex-manager, resulting in two transfer requests in the space of three years. The club's ambition was questioned and eyebrows were …
Who Should Go To The World Cup? Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert.. Berahino?

Who Should Go To The World Cup? Rooney, Sturridge, Lambert.. Berahino?

Roy Hodgson will have started planning his World Cup squad already and we could probably predict most of the squad if English players suffer no more serious injuries; but, there will be four or five spots up for grabs. England have struggled for a consistent base of strikers in the last few years, as players come and go. The main problem England have is that they appear to pick players after three or four good performances, while other countries appear to …
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