Browsing Phil Jones

Manchester United Finally Finding The Right Lineup?

Posted on 11 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

A 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk isn’t what will take the pressure off of David Moyes or suddenly turn Manchester United into a machine that will run off on the Premier League, but a lineup and formation used by David Moyes late in the match, which had Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Adnan Januzaj all playing together might be a partial answer to the team’s problems in the league. More

Manchester United – Shinji Kagawa Finally Plays Where He Should Be

Posted on 28 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

To say that playing Shinji Kagawa in the position he’s supposed to was the reason Manchester United walked away from Leverkusen with such a dominating win wouldn’t do justice to the rest of the team, which included another fantastic performance from Wayne Rooney and a rare effective one from the aging Ryan Giggs, but there’s no doubt David Moyes finally saw what his Japanese playmaker can do when he’s used the correct way. 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

Phil Jones & Manchester United Motivated by Hate

Posted on 12 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

It might be the most popular club in the world, but along with Real Madrid, Manchester United are also the team that gets the most hate as well. That’s the price of being famous and successful. According to Phil Jones, one of the team’s best performers this season, it’s one excellent reason to be motivated for every match, especially after the slow start to this season. More

Manchester United – David Moyes Finally in the Race

Posted on 11 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

It wasn’t some tactical stroke of genius from David Moyes that gave Manchester United their most meaningful win of the season. It was a Robin van Persie goal, a Wayne Rooney cross and the most committed performance from his players this season, thrusting them back into the title race. More

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney Tries Too Much

Posted on 24 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Victories should provide a calming effect on a team that’s going through a rough period, but Manchester United can’t even seem to enjoy their wins, in another tepid display of weak midfield and one Wayne Rooney who did provide the best moments of attacking football for the team, but also tried to do a little bit too much on his own, fading away as the match progressed. More

Manchester United – Adnan Januzaj is the Only Player David Moyes Trusts

Posted on 6 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Sometimes the player does match the hype, and all the talk of Adnan Januzaj before the season and during his cameo appearances for Manchester United turned out to be quite accurate foreplay for the main course. While Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie look like shadows of their former selves at the moment, the young Belgian winger seems like the only refreshing thing in a malfunctioning Manchester United team. More

Manchester United – Shinji Kagawa & Javier Hernandez Could Make This Season Easier

Posted on 26 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

There was nothing to indicate it was a League Cup Match except for seeing faces like Shinji Kagawa and Javier Hernandez in the lineup, but the pair gave David Moyes plenty to think about in another less than impressive display for Manchester United about his future selections and about what he’s been doing so far. 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 Was the Only One Interested

Posted on 29 Apr, 2013, by in Soccer

Boredom and motivation is something Manchester United have been battling with, funny to say, for over a month now, with the Premier League title well secured for quite some time. Robin van Persie, making a return to a stadium he played at for eight seasons, against a hostile crowd, was the only one with a real reason to put on his best. More