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Ever since the “special one” was sacked with Chelsea one point above the relegation zone, the rumour windmill started spreading news that he was destined to take over at United. Firstly we were meant to believe that sacking Van Gaal was eminent and that Alex Ferguson’s throne was soon to be occupied by the Portuguese, and when that turned out to be untrue, we started reading that Mou is being lined up for next season. This coincided with the sports’ news gossip sections being flooded with stories that he has …

It is fair to say that Manchester United were out-classed, out-played and torn to pieces by Arsenal in the first half of their performance at the Emirates Stadium three weeks ago. But if anyone understands football enough, then it is pretty obvious as to why that happened.
LVG said in his post-match press conference, “When you give a team like Arsenal so much space to play football then you know you will lose.” But why did Man United allow that to happen? No pace. United simply had now pace to …

England national team striker Wayne Rooney was overheard telling the media and fans that equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal record is a humongous honour. This milestone had been awaited for quite some time as the punters who placed free bets in favour of Rooney matching Sir Charlton’s on this particular game were extra thrilled.
Sir Charlton is credited with helping England win the World Cup and scoring 49 goals for his country. 29-year-old Wayne Rooney scored penalty helping his side win 6-0 over San Marino. The goal he scored helped Rooney …

As Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney settles into his place as one of England’s greatest soccer players, the accolades keep coming in following his record-breaking performance on September 8 versus Switzerland. For those who don’t know yet, Rooney blasted a penalty shot past the Swiss goalkeeper for his 50th goal in international competition while playing for The Three Lions, England’s national team. The goal broke the long standing record of 49 set 45 years ago by English soccer great Sir Bobby Charlton.
Among those who offered congratulations were none other than …

Due to the competitive nature of the Premier League, there are now more ‘derby’ matches than ever before. While the traditional local derbies are still popular, rivalry fixtures have become much more important as these play a key role in the fate of the title race. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal all feature highly in this list of the top five top flight derby matches but there are also others that may catch you by surprise. Here are our selections:

Manchester United vs Manchester City
One of the most important clashes …

The last part of this 3 part Premiership preview looks at last season’s top 6. Will the top 6 remain the same? Can anyone stop Chelsea winning back-to-back titles? Let’s take a look.
Liverpool (Last Season – 6th)
After overachieving in the 13-14 season, Liverpool clearly underachieved in the 14-15 campaign. Manager Brendan Rodgers’ tenure is under threat and how well 32.5 million pound gamble Christian Benteke can do will virtually decide his destiny.
Losing the ‘prized asset’ Raheem Sterling will hurt, but if Jordon Ibe who Rodgers has announced will feature heavily …

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has already confirmed that he is on the look-out for a new holding midfielder over the summer. The Dutch manager is believed to be looking for a long-term replacement for 33-year old Michael Carrick.
Carrick missed both the start and the end of the 2014-15 season with injuries and his absence was notable on both occasions. Both Daley Blind and Ander Herrera filled in for the England international but neither with much success.
Manchester United are aiming to challenge for the Premier League title next …

The young superstar Depay has taken the Dutch Eredivisie by storm this season, the striker’s contribution of 21 goals in 28 league appearances played a big part in leading PSV Eindhoven to become champions of Holland for the first time since 2008.However will Depay deliver on the big stage: the Premier League?
Van Gaal’s acquisition of Depay for around twenty-five million pounds came as no real shock after the pair had linked up whilst Van Gaal had been managing the Netherlands. Although, with big stars such as Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria …

Radamel Falcao’s fall from grace has been well documented. from the best out and out striker in the world to a bit part player at Manchester United. I think its safe to say that Manchester United will not meet Monaco’s £43 million asking price.
It was a gamble bringing a player who had barely recovered from a bad knee injury to the notoriously physical and fast paced Premier League. And in Falcao’s early days at United he hardly looked fit, but in his defence, I feel United haven’t played to his …

For the past few weeks, Manchester United and in particular Marouane Fellaini have been coming under criticism for a ‘direct’ style of play. In other words, trying to get the best out of there 25 million pound Belgian beauty that he who shall not be named, in Manchester anyway, had left for the services of Mr. Van Gaal. So my question is, if you’ve got it, why not flaunt it?
The negativity towards direct or ‘long ball’ football is nothing new as far as the Premier League are concerned. Sam Allardyce would …