Showing posts from January, 2016

Derby vs Manchester United

Pre-Match Analysis: United travel away to Championship side Derby in tonights FA Cup fourth round fixture. After narrowly progressing from the third round, LVG's men will be hoping for a solid and convincing performance and a place in the next round of the FA Cup.

In recent weeks, much attention has been placed on LVG surrounding his future. There have been calls for him to get back and speculation that we already have a new manager in place. Fundamentally, the football is all that counts. Our season so far has been disappointing, some players have not stepped up and performed and the way that we have been losing games has been painful. Personally I have had enough about various irrelevant things that are going on right now and want the club to get back to solely focusing on the football. Yesterday, in Van Gaal's press conference, he showed his irritation over what the media had been printing about him offering to resign. He completely denied these allegations and claimed th…

Manchester United vs Southampton

Pre-Match Analysis: The Premier league this season has been one of the most diverse yet exciting campaigns in recent years. If you have not already, please watch our YouTube video on the analysis of the Barclays Premier League so far.

Writing the pre-match analysis for United’s games have started to become less and less painful after the Red Devils have finally managed to play some good football and get results. We beat our rivals Liverpool last weekend 1-0 after a fantastic goal from Wayne Rooney which had moved us up into 5th place just outside the Champions League places with 37 points. In the 23rd game of the season, we will be facing Southampton today who are a brilliant team when they are in form. If we can secure a win at Old Trafford today just as we beat them at St. Mary’s, then we will be making a strong case for a top-four finish.

The team and club spirit seem to be on the rise again after beating Liverpool. Pressure is also easing from LVG but we need to make sure that …

Liverpool vs Manchester United

Pre-Match Analysis: A breath-taking weekend of Premier League football that has been bombarded with goals concludes with the epic showdown between the two most prestigious clubs in British footballing history: Manchester United and Liverpool. This is simply more than just a fixture. Our rivalry with Liverpool is one that has captivated the league throughout the years. Two of the largest towns in England have a monumental collection of footballing glory and these two clubs have competed on the biggest stage. The Red Devils of Manchester and the Reds of Liverpool have produced some truly magical moments over the years, every fixture is an exciting one filled with nothing other than beautiful football.

Without a doubt this season has been one of the most spectacular, shocking seasons in terms of results and positions of clubs. Liverpool are currently 9th but only 4 points off 5th placed West Ham whilst the Red Devils are 6th- 5 points of Tottenham in 4th place. Both teams featured in e…

Ballon d'Or 2015

On the 11th of January football fans and the media awaited the announcement of the annual ceremony of the Ballon d'Or in which the player with the most votes is crowned World player of the year for a particular seasonal year. Last year we witnessed Cristiano Ronaldo deservedly lift his 3rd Ballon d'Or title of his career and he displayed much gratitude to his followers and global fans for their continued support. We gave commiserations to Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. They unfortunately fell short at the final hurdle in what was a hotly contested competition for the World Player of the Year crown. This year was a whole different story but one we have witnessed many times over the previous years, a Messi victory. Lionel Messi was crowned 2014/15 World Player of the Year and deservedly so according too many journalists and football fans globally. Many critics say this victory was much anticipated, based on recent statistics – either Rona…

Newcastle United vs Manchester United

Pre-Match Analysis: The Premier League is back tonight for the 21st game of the season. What a season it has been so far! As a club, we have had highs and lows but here we are, currently in 5th place with 33 points, challenging for a Champions League place whilst being 3 points off 4th placed Tottenham Hotspur. Our opponents, Newcastle United, are in a relegation battle in 18th place with 17 points. The appointment of their manager, the experienced Steve McClaren, should be enough for them to avoid defeat.

We must ask the question of ourselves: what are our aims for the season? Are we serious about challenging for the title this season? Do we want to play Champions League football next season? Do we have any realistic chance of claiming some silverware this season? As mentioned above, we have had an up and down season but I still believe that we can do something special this campaign. Firstly, we need to play with more passion and intent in the sense that the 3 points must be ours.