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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 …

February 12th 2012, during David De Gea’s first season at Manchester United, Daniel Dwamena wrote, ‘I myself don’t think he has been as bad as made out, the defenders need to take responsibility also. Without his saves in certain games they could be worse off.’
If we revisit ‘The Book of David, Chapter 1′, I displayed in the first piece on De Gea that United needed to improve defensively and he needed to be consistently picked and we would see him emerge into a great keeper. I also suggested that he …

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that he is playing Wayne Rooney in midfield out of necessity.
The United captain ended his run of nine games without a goal in all competitions by converting a late penalty in Monday’s 3-1 FA Cup victory over Preston North End.
Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao have been the favourite personnel of the Dutch boss up front of late with Rooney start in the centre of midfield, ahead of the likes of Ander Herrera, Maourane Fellaini and Juan Mata.
It would appear Manchester United …

Trailing 1-0 at League One opponents Preston North End in the FA Cup after nearly an hour on Monday night, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal decides to take off one of his two strikers and replace him with a winger who has played nine minutes since New Year’s Day.
At this stage, his sole remaining striker, Wayne Rooney, hasn’t scored in nine matches. Is the Dutch manager brave or crazy?
It paid off as Manchester United scored three goals in the remaining half hour to progress into the quarter-finals. That substitute, …

This year’s FA Cup has already thrown up more surprises than any in recent memory. The two favourites and current Premier League top two, Chelsea and Manchester City were dumped out of the competition at home to lower league opposition in the third round.
The elimination of the favourites brought a lot of excitement to fans around England and has certainly improved the chances of those top four challengers who are already out of the Premier League title running, and has also seen an uptick in demand for FA Cup tickets …

Manchester united manager Louis Van Gaal has developed a head scratcher regarding two of the world most recognisable strikers. Which would make many automatically think that Van Gaal would be overjoyed by having this dilemma. This is strangely not the case. Following the summer ‘loan’ signing of Radamel Falcao Manchester United must have been licking there lips; a strike force of Rooney, Van Persie, Mata, and Di Maria. Throw in Falcao and United’s forward line could rival any in world football. Van Gaal’s decision to bring the Colombian international was …