Showing posts from March, 2016

England vs Netherlands

Pre-Match Analysis: 2014 brought some great joy to the Netherlands fans across the world, having finished 3rd in the World Cup hosted by Brazil. However, it seems their luck has come to an end. Netherlands manager, Danny Blind, has failed to secure a spot for his country in the Euro’s meaning the game won’t be as crucial for Netherlands as it is for England. Whatever happens, it is almost a certainty that the game will be packed with action.

England’s recent game against World Cup winners Germany was full of emotions as Roy Hodgson’s side won 3-2 after being 2-0 down after Mario Gomez scored in the 57th minute. Tottenham youngster, Eric Dier scored in the final stages of extra time to give England the win and a boost of confidence going into the game against Netherlands.

England goalkeeper, Jack Butland is likely to miss the Euro’s due to a fractured ankle he suffered in Saturday’s game against Germany. This unfortunate incident puts England in an even tougher position having lost, y…

Germany vs England

Pre-Match Analysis: England and Germany, two of the greatest footballing nations go head to head in a friendly which should be very exciting for all viewers around the world. As the 2016 Euro’s creep closer, this major International fixture should be a good indicator on both sides current form and should give both sides an idea of any weaknesses within their squad.

England will have a lot to prove in the away fixture against Germany. With players such as Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart missing the game, the English side will need to turn to their youth to perform at the top level. The game will be a crucial moment for England to help select players for the Euro’s and should be a great chance for the players to prove their worth.

With their first choice Keeper picking up an injury, England have a selection of three keepers including uncapped, 29 year old goalkeeper Tom Heaton. The other options are Jack Butland and Fraser Forster who are both very good keepers. The England defence comes wit…

Red Devils looking to make the Three Lions Squad

There are a number of Manchester United players that will be considered for selection in Euro 2016, ranging from more experienced veterans such as Rooney and Carrick to youngsters such as Lingard and Rashford who have an outside chance of making the squad.

Here is our guide to the individual squad members and their chances of making it into Hodgson's squad:

Wayne Rooney: Rooney is England's all-time leading goalscorer and captain so is guaranteed a place in the squad for France unless injuries can prevent him from playing. Rooney has underperformed on occasions at major tournaments for England, so fans will be hoping to see more of the Rooney that lit up Euro 2004 and he will relish to opportunity to prove himself in this tournament.
Michael Carrick: Carrick is a veteran midfielder who has nearly 300 appearances for Manchester United but has struggled to play regularly for England with only 34 caps since his 2001 debut. He is 34 years of age now but still has a lot to offer w…

Manchester City vs Manchester United

Pre-Match Analysis:Our first ever article was on the Manchester derby, back in October. Now today’s Manchester Derby will be our 40th article! We would like to thank everyone who has been a part of making the blog a success, past and present writers and also guest writers. If you would like to write for us, email us at theuniteddev[email protected] . You can also follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page- just type in ‘The United Devils’.

The Manchester rivalry is on a global scale that few rivalries can compare to. In the past few years, with the dominance and success of the sky blue of Manchester, United against Man City has always proved to be a spectacular fixture. Both Manchester teams have underperformed in the league this season- with Man City chasing the Premier League title but they are currently in 4th place with 51 points are 29 games- 12 points off leaders Leicester City. On the other hand, United’s season will be deemed satisfactory if we can achieve a top-four …

Manchester United vs Liverpool

Pre-Match Analysis: It's that time of the week again, United are in action in the Europa league for what is a make or break game for United’s season. United MUST win. Anything other than that puts United’s season to bed for another year as another season to forget about. United have been woeful in recent games, and they must improve massively to claim a spot in the Champions League for next season.

United vs Liverpool is the biggest game in world football, and no matter how far these clubs have slipped recently, it's still a huge game. There is such a fierce rivalry between these two clubs, that it doesn't matter what competition it is, both teams crave a win. This game is a big night for both clubs, the Europa League seems to be a genuine chance at silverware for The team from merseyside, whereas United’s hopes of Champions League football seem poised on what happens in this match.

Simply put, United need to go through. It may not be easy, but they have to put everything…