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Bolton's Task to Keep Getting Harder Against United

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Bolton's Task to Keep Getting Harder Against United Bolton’s tough run of fixtures shows no sign of letting up this weekend as they play host to a rampant Man United. Owen Coyle’s side have suffered back-to-back defeats against Man City and Liverpool and, with the champions arriving on the back of an 8-2 win over Arsenal. The Trotters hav...

Manchester Hit Men Profit From Creative Class

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Manchester Hit Men Profit From Creative Class The red and blue sides of Manchester have stamped their authority on the Premier League early this season with three successive victories. The exploits of strikers Wayne Rooney and Edin Dzeko, who top the scoring charts with 5 and 6 respectively, have been key to the rival sides' early success, with...

Zonal Marking: Man United vs Arsenal Match Preview

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Zonal Marking: Man United vs Arsenal Match Preview It may not have the fierce hatred of the late 90s and early 2000s, but Manchester United v Arsenal remains one of the most important fixtures in the Premier League season. We are only three games into the season, but already it feels like a key game for the visitors, having picked up just one point ...

United and Arsenal’s Battle in Crucial Central Areas

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United and Arsenal’s Battle in Crucial Central Areas Manchester United play host to Arsenal this Sunday in the weekend’s glamour fixture. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side go into the match having beaten the Gunner’s North London rivals Spurs 3-0 last Monday and are one of only three sides with a 100% record. Meanwhile Arsenal will be buoyed ...

Injuries to Take Effect in United-Tottenham Clash?

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Injuries to Take Effect in United-Tottenham Clash? Defending Champions Man United will be looking for their second straight win of the new season when Tottenham take a trip to Old Trafford this evening. Harry Redknapp’s side have yet to play a league game this season following the postponement of last week’s home fixture Everton and warm...

Premier League Action Dominate This Weekend's European Highlights

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Premier League Action Dominate This Weekend's European Highlights Sunderland vs NewcastleSaturday 20th August - 12:00Sunderland host fierce North East rivals Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby; the first significant local rivalry in this season's Premier League. Both sides picked up decent points on the opening weekend- Sunderland in a 1-1 draw away to Liverpool and...

De Gea’s Blushes Saved by Late Baggies Own Goal

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De Gea’s Blushes Saved by Late Baggies Own Goal An 81st minute own goal by Steven Reid ensured Man United opened their title defence with a win at West Brom. The 2-1 victory perhaps took the spotlight off keeper David de Gea after the young Spaniard make a basic mistake for the second game running, allowing a tame Shane Long shot to squirm under ...

United, Chelsea, Bayern and Lille Among Weekend's European League Picks

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United, Chelsea, Bayern and Lille Among Weekend's European League Picks Wolfsburg vs Bayern MunichSaturday 13th August - 14:30Having beaten FC Cologne 3-0 last weekend table-toppers Wolfsburg host Bayern Munich, whose season opener was less emphatic, falling to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of MGladbach.If the visiting German giants were to lose once again then it would rep...

Team Focus: The Challenges Ahead for Man United

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Team Focus: The Challenges Ahead for Man United Last season was a somewhat bittersweet one for Sir Alex Ferguson and Man United. While the club celebrated clinching a record nineteenth title to reclaim the Premier League from Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea, their final fixture of the season proved a chastening experience. The Champions League Fi...

2011/12 Player Focus: Nani

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2011/12 Player Focus: Nani 2011/12 Player Focus: Nani Last season saw Nani finally realise the potential that persuaded Sir Alex Ferguson to shell out €25.5m for his services back in June 2007. In his fourth season at Old Trafford, the former Sporting CP winger developed a consistency previously missing in his game, and ...