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Manchester United

Manchester United – Complete, Utter, Continuous Failure

Posted on 26 Feb, 2014, by in Soccer

There’s something to be said about a manager, David Moyes in this case, who has months to prepare in his head for the biggest match Manchester United have this season, and he decides to go with a lineup and especially a midfield combination that he knows is his worst. You can field all the Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney type players in the world up front, but when the rest of the field is in shambles, the result will be like the one we’ve come to expect from this side this season. More

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United – David Moyes Has Only Wayne Rooney to Count On

Posted on 1 Dec, 2013, by in Soccer

It wasn’t luck that got Manchester United their draw at White Hart Lane, but it had something to do with it. Wayne Rooney continues the cycle of interchanging seasons, with this one being one of the best of his career through the first three months, although it’s not enough to make David Moyes look like a genius, which he isn’t. More

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney Needs a Better Manager Than David Moyes

Posted on 25 Nov, 2013, by in Soccer

There’s always a debate when it’s time to blame someone. Who is more responsible for a team looking bad – the manager or the players? David Moyes might be over criticized from the day he took the Manchester United job, but his inability to keep this team on its edge and hungry for more, while Wayne Rooney, along with Adnan Januzaj and David de Gea, seem to be the only players not suffering from too many highs & lows in his game. More

Michael Carrick

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

Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United – Marouane Fellaini Partially Succeeds in New Role

Posted on 3 Oct, 2013, by in Soccer

Considering the rain of criticism falling down on David Moyes, an away draw in the Champions League inside a very tough stadium is nothing to be ashamed about, as Robin van Persie felt quite alone without Wayne Rooney by his side, while Marouane Fellaini might have been the most important player on the pitch in his advanced role, which is also keeping Shinji Kagawa out of the lineup. More

Van Persie

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Needs David Moyes to Help Him

Posted on 2 Sep, 2013, by in Soccer

Having the best striker in the Premier League isn’t enough. Even someone like Robin van Persie needs a decent enough supply of passes in order to conjure something. Unfortunately for him, David Moyes has done nothing during this summer to improve on that aspect, while the selections he makes (leaving out Shinji Kagawa and Wilfried Zaha) seem to be hurting Manchester United more than actually helping the team. More

Wayne Rooney vs Chelsea

Manchester United – Wayne Rooney Is Not a Second Option

Posted on 27 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

Getting his first start of the season for Manchester United, Wayne Rooney did show how valuable he is to the team thanks to his ability to play several roles during the 90 minutes (although it wasn’t enough for a satisfying result). Too bad his manager wasn’t brave enough to make some attacking changes to actually make a difference. More

Michael Carrick

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

Robin van Persie

Manchester United – Robin van Persie Keeps Up the Pace

Posted on 14 Jan, 2013, by in Soccer

It was a story of two halves, but one of them was so decisive in its dominance, there were no qualms over who deserved to be the winner. Once again, Manchester United needed the excellent form of Robin van Persie to do most of the job for them. More

England Football – Roy Hodgson Thinks Everything is OK

Posted on 12 Sep, 2012, by in Soccer

So Roy Hodgson was pleased with what he saw from England in their first home match of the world cup qualifying campaign, needing an 87th minute penalty from Frank Lampard to save a point against a very well organized Ukraine side, dropping the first two points in the group with a 1-1 draw. More