Wayne Rooney | Scoring Efficiently

Wayne Rooney | Scoring Efficiently

So far this season Wayne Rooney has scored eight (8!!) goals in the English Premier League. Wayne Rooney's scoring efficiency is exceptional and unlikely to be sustained.  We're not saying the pace at which he scores goals is unsustainable, that is certainly the case, but rather the high rate at which he is converting chances is amazingly high. The author has already written one post about Rooney's goalscoring form this season, writing:
In fact, the statistics are somewhat silly at this point. …
Passing is King as United Hammer Spurs

Passing is King as United Hammer Spurs

David De Gea has been absolutely hammered during his short Manchester United career but demonstrated why he, and the rest of the Manchester United team which swept Spurs aside tonight, are a cut above the rest of the Premier League. Spurs came to Old Trafford with more than a few respected observers expecting them to trouble the champions, but goals from Danny Welbeck, Anderson and Wayne Rooney were enough to see United home after a stop-start first half. Welbeck struggled …
Berbatov | The Cases For and Against

Berbatov | The Cases For and Against

Dimitar Berbatov has been called a lot of things. "Languid" if you're a fan, "lazy" if you're not, he divides opinion amongst Manchester United fans more than anyone else. Given the sparking form of Wayne Rooney towards the end of the season, along with the emergence of Javier Hernandez and the return of Danny Welbeck to his parent club, it looked like Berbatov's chances of getting decent game time this year might be limited, even given the fact that he …
Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Retrospectives | West Brom 1-2 Man Utd

Our first game of the season is home to Manchester United, so what better way to preview the upcoming campaign then with a look at last year’s fixture between the two. It may seem odd to pick such a game, coming as it did, in the midst of Di Matteo’s barren Christmas spell, a five-match losing streak unlikely to give any Baggie a reason to be cheerful. Perhaps the away day at Arsenal or the home game to Blues was …
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