Falcao, Rooney and Van Persie - A Statistical Comparison

Falcao, Rooney and Van Persie - A Statistical Comparison

In certainly the most important and eventful window of Manchester United's history, the club has managed to sign Colombian hitman Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal worth £20m, with an option to buy the player. A statement of intent as we would call it, Man United completed its second marquee signing albeit on loan to bolster its already heavy forward line. The Colombian, known for his natural ability to find the back of the net, will wear the #9 …
What Next For Danny Welbeck?

What Next For Danny Welbeck?

After an encouraging few seasons as part of the Manchester United squad, it appears Louis van Gaal may look to offload Danny Welbeck before the transfer window closes. He is believed to be available on either a permanent or a loan deal with lots of Premier League clubs being credited with an interest in the English international. The forward has played 91 times for Manchester United in the league, showing how he has forced his way to become a first …
Brazil vs Holland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Third Place Play-Off

Brazil vs Holland Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: Third Place Play-Off

As the World Cup draws to a close, we can all safely say that this tournament has been one of the most enthralling spectacles in modern football. The majority of games have been enjoyable and full of drama, exactly what you expect on the biggest stage of all. It’s where everyone wants to be, however, in the case of the two teams that contest the third place play-off on Saturday, they’d rather not be. Brazil and Holland were knocked out …
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 …
Netherlands vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

Netherlands vs Mexico Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014: 2nd Round

The World Cup has been superb up to this point, with lots of shocks and talking points, which makes the tournament so entertaining to us. There is still no clear favourite to win the tournament, with the holders going out and the hosts looking far from spectacular. These two sides were not fancied to qualify among many football fans. They expected the Netherlands to be poor, given Louis Van Gaal may be focused on the rebuilding job at Old Trafford, …
Spain vs Holland Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Spain vs Holland Match Preview | FIFA World Cup 2014 | Group B

Group B is a hotly anticipated group and it's easy to see why with the opening match being a repeat of the 2010 final. Of course Spain won on that occasion and they've gone from strength to strength since, winning their last three major tournaments, while Holland have struggled recently as they try and bring through a new generation of Dutch footballers. Both will be worrying about their group as they also have to face the much fancied Chile side, …
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 Vs Hull City Preview | Key Men, Stats & Team News

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

Manchester United will play their final home game against Hull City, in what has been an abysmal season of transition and embarrassing home defeats. Club legend Ryan Giggs might be drawing the curtain to the most decorated playing career in British football history, as well as his interim managerial career, come Tuesday at Old Trafford. The Red Devils still fancy their chances of finishing sixth, above Tottenham Hotspur, to claim the final Europa league spot and will need to win …
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