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Manchester United – Wayne Rooney & Robin van Persie Stuck With David Moyes

Posted on 17 Mar, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s hard to put a finger on just one thing David Moyes did in a humiliating loss for Manchester United against their biggest rivals. From the defense with Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic which looked scared and panicked, to the non existent midfield with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick. The wings, with two players not built for this kind positioning or physicality in Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj, while two forwards in Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney are made useless by wrong tactics and zero sense of confidence and drive. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Has No One to Trust

Posted on 8 Jan, 2014, by in Soccer

Losses in the English League Cup usually don’t create too much background noise at Manchester United, but when it’s added to the previous losses in the league and the FA Cup while David Moyes seems to be hounded by the media but supported by his own fans, there’s definitely an aura of crisis in the air. More

Manchester United – Michael Carrick Injury Poses a Big Problem

Posted on 13 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

Going by recent history, injuries to Manchester United players never keep them out as much as the initial assessments suggest, but no matter how long Michael Carrick is going to need to recover from his Achilles tendon problem, it’s a big blow for the Premier League champions. More

Manchester United – Adnan Januzaj Can’t be the Best Player

Posted on 20 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

The David Moyes crisis becomes worse, as his Manchester Untied lacks confidence, courage and the ability to actually finish off matches that should be automatic three points for them, especially at home. While Adnan Januzaj continues being the right choice and the official fresh maker for the team, the awful signing of Marouane Fellaini is cancelling out any positives there are to be drawn from another disappointment. More

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Can’t be Replaced by Danny Welbeck

Posted on 23 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Even without Robin van Persie, Manchester United shouldn’t look this bad. However, when the manager is David Moyes, it wasn’t surprising to see a man-for-man switch by putting Danny Welbeck, who is anything but a goalscorer, instead of the team’s best player. More

Manchester United – Michael Carrick Looking For Some Help

Posted on 29 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

The never ending talk of a new central midfielder coming simply helps highlight the thin midfield Manchester United have at the moment, with Michael Carrick being the only trustworthy option on it, joined by Anderson, Ryan Giggs, Tom Cleverley and Nick Powell. More

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Can’t Do it Alone a Second Time

Posted on 22 Jul, 2013, by in Soccer

What will we remember from Manchester United as they won the Premier League title for the fifth time in seven seasons? Not much except for Robin van Persie, and it’s quite clear they need a whole lot more to both repeat as champions and end their string of Champions League failures. More

Manchester United – David Moyes & The Changes He Needs to Make

Posted on 16 May, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s more than just Wayne Rooney to worry about for David Moyes as he enters the biggest challenge of his career; trying to fill the huge shoes Alex Ferguson leaves at Manchester United. There’s sorting out an again defense, with Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic no longer reliable as before, while trying to upgrade a sub-par midfield when it comes to Champions League standards, and finding a way to sort out the attack and its hierarchy. More

Mousa Dembele is the Best Passer in the Premier League

Posted on 8 May, 2013, by in Soccer

When it comes to long passing accuracy, the ability to change momentum and turn defense into attack or simply switch wings, no one is more accurate than Mosua Dembele of Tottenham, leading the Premier League in this category among players who have attempted more than 100 passes for 35 yards or more. More

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Finds Scoring Touch in Perfect Timing

Posted on 23 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

It wasn’t the first hat-trick for Robin van Persie in his young Manchester United career, but it was probably a little more special than his first one at the beginning of the season, when everything about Manchester United seemed to be about his scoring touch. It’s been a rough couple of months for the Dutch striker, but he has regained his scoring touch just in time to secure a 20th championship for his club, and a first one for him personally. More