Selection Headache? David De Gea vs Anders Lindegaard

Selection Headache? David De Gea vs Anders Lindegaard

Manchester United have already conceded 23 goals this season. This is one more than they conceded in the entire 2007/2008 season. Although there are obviously many contributing factors to this - the absence of Nemanja Vidic and perhaps the higher  average number of goals scored per match in the EPL this season (2.81 goals) compared to the 2007/2008 season (2.64 goals), to name a few -  the importance of having a stable first-choice goalkeeper should not be underestimated.  Ferguson cited …
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 …
Man Utd Defence Shines In Vidic Absence

Man Utd Defence Shines In Vidic Absence

The loss of Nemanja Vidic to injury was a massive blow to Manchester United as he is not only Manchester United's best player, but he is the best defender in the world. His absence for the rest of the season means that the rest of the Manchester United defence will have to step it up and they went some way to doing that in last night's game vs Wolves. Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Evans really seems like the preferred partnership …
Vidic Done For Season | Opta Stats

Vidic Done For Season | Opta Stats

Earlier this season we took a look at the possible defensive starters for Manchester United.  At the time we noted that
 "[Sir Alex Ferguson] will now be faced with the possibility of starting 4 players on his back line who've less than a full season of minutes for United under their belt."
At that time there were injuries to Rafael, Patrice Evra, Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinanad to contend with.  The news from Old Trafford today, 9 December 2011, is that …
Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland

Manchester United 1-0 Sunderland

Prior to their victory over Everton, Manchester United had not won a match 1-0 since the start of the 2011-12 campaign. In fact, they had not won a match 1-0 since they defeated Everton by that score line at Old Trafford on April 23.  However, they have now won by that score line in each of their past two English Premier League fixtures.  While a loan Wes Brown o.g. is not the most memorable of victories, the fact that United …
A New United Defence

A New United Defence

Manchester United is set to face a daunting set of opponents in the Premier League over the next four weeks and may have to do so without their first choice defense.  Starting with Monday's visit from Tottenham, the Red Devils face 3 of the top 5 teams from last season in the next 4 weeks, culminating with Chelsea's visit on September 18th.  For the matches with Spurs, Bolton, Arsenal and Chelsea, Sir Alex Ferguson will have to juggle a young …
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