Top Four Hopes Fade Away as United held to Another Draw at Home

Top Four Hopes Fade Away as United held to Another Draw at Home

It was a game of four quarters rather than two halves. United played the better football in the first ad final quarter while champions-elect Leicester City edging the other two. The visitors came to Old Trafford knowing a win would secure an historic title and one of world's most unbelievable sporting stories in recent memory. But Ranieri's men will have been the happier manager to return home with a point meaning only a win for Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge …
Can Gary Neville Succeed at Valencia?

Can Gary Neville Succeed at Valencia?

Valencia are the fifth most successful Spanish club of all time, leading the line are Real Madrid, followed by Barcelona, followed by Athletico Bilbao, then comes Athletico Madrid and then Valencia in terms of trophies won. Gary Neville being announced as manager (initially on a 5 month contract) till the end of the season, has not met with universal acclaim. Santiago Canizares the former Spanish national keeper and Valencia stalwart echoed many people's thoughts when he said "Valencia is no …
Premier League Unsung XI

Premier League Unsung XI

Traditionally forwards grab the headlines, and combustible suave midfielders in the vein of Gerrard or Scholes or Giggs are the second tier of popularity amongst fans. However there has been a huge wave of "Unsung Heroes" contributing to their teams Premier League success this year. I've made an XI with a player from all 20 clubs (with an extended Subs bench of 9 players). Manager wise I have opted for Mauricio Pochettino, pretty unsung, under the radar for his 18 …
CSKA Moscow v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

CSKA Moscow v Manchester United | Champions League Preview

Champions League will resume in midweek when Manchester United make the long trip to the Arena Khimki in Moscow , on Wednesday evening. Group B looks evenly poised at this moment in time with all four teams on level terms meaning a win for either side will shake things up a bit, interestingly enough. The Russian side go into this game on the back of a win in their previous game at home against PSV Eindhoven and would look to …
Analyzing the Right Back Targets of Man United - Past and Present

Analyzing the Right Back Targets of Man United - Past and Present

The transfer window is finally open for good and while the pre-season adventures across the globe are fast approaching, the season has already begun for some. But weirdly enough there hasn't been much of a movement in terms of player arrivals as expected at this stage, especially in the big English clubs, especially in Louis Van Gaal's Manchester United, where things are just beginning to take shape ahead of their short trip to the States. Despite the well documented need …
Liverpool v Manchester United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

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

Straight to the point, has there ever been a bigger Liverpool-Manchester United clash in the Premier League era than the one on Sunday? I really doubt there has, when you consider what is at stake and also the timing of this fixture. A massive derby, arguably still the biggest match-up in English football regardless of where the teams stand in the league table and it's an absolute certainty that the animosity between two most successful institutions in the English game …
West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

West Ham vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

After Saturday's humbling at home to Crystal Palace, West Ham fans won't be looking forward to their next London derby, this time against title chasers Chelsea. The Hammers are in danger of slipping into mid-table mediocrity after a promising start to the season, and have picked up just three points from a possible fifteen in their last five matches. Chelsea on the other hand will approach the match full of confidence after their League Cup win over Spurs on Sunday. …
Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Sunderland Preview| Team News, Stats & Key Men

A week after what can be considered another blip in Manchester United's pursuit of Champions League football in the shape of a disappointing 2-1 away defeat to Swansea, Louis Van Gaal will be looking forward to bounce back in winning ways as they are set to host Sunderland come Saturday evening. Despite the fact that Man United have lost just twice in the last 20 games, the performances especially since the turn of the new year haven't been all convincing …
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