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A legend or a footnote in EPL: Tracing the legacy of Robin Van Persie
A legend or a footnote in EPL: Tracing the legacy of Robin Van Persie

It is difficult to assess how Robin van Persie will be remembered for his time in the Premier League With Robin van Persie finally having departed Manchester and in all likelihood from England after a spell of 11 years in the Premier League, for good, a question is poignantly raised and pondered over by Premier League fans. Assertively speaking, Van Persie was undoubtedly a legend of the Premier League and one of the most prolific stri

Jul 29 2015
Luis Enrique upbeat despite Barcelona's loss to Manchester United
Luis Enrique upbeat despite Barcelona's loss to Manchester United

Luis Enrique felt his side were unfortunate but opted to look on the positives from the game San Francisco, July 26 (IANS) FC Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique remained upbeat although his side lost its second pre-season game 1-3 to Manchester United here. Wayne Rooney was on the scoresheet on Saturday for the English football side managed by former Barcelona coach Luis van Gaal. However, Enrique chose to look on the positive side of t

Jul 26 2015
Manchester United 3 Barcelona 1 - Player Ratings
Manchester United 3 Barcelona 1 - Player Ratings

Wayne Rooney scores the opening goal for United in their pre-season friendly against Barcelona Manchester United’s successful pre-season run continued with victory over Champions League winners Barcelona. Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard, and Adnan Januzaj scored for United while Rafinha scored the lone goal for the Spanish champions.  Here’s a look at how the Reds fared. David De Gea – 7/10 The United goalkeeper was pla

Jul 26 2015
Highlights: Wayne Rooney strikes as Manchester United beat Barcelona 3-1
Highlights: Wayne Rooney strikes as Manchester United beat Barcelona 3-1

Wayne Rooney scored against Barcelona as Manchester United won 3-1 Manchester United registered their best win of the pre-season after beating Barcelona 3-1 thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj. Rooney headed in United’s opener in the eight-minute of the match from an Ashley Young corner.  Lingard then doubled United's lead after he struck home a Tyler Blackett cross. One of the highlights of the

Jul 26 2015
Manchester United must prove they are as good as Barcelona: Wayne Rooney
Manchester United must prove they are as good as Barcelona: Wayne Rooney

Rooney wants to be the ‘goalscorer’ for Manchester United Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has challenged his team-mates to raise their game and prove that they are as good as Barcelona, when the two teams take on each other in a pre-season friendly match in San Jose on Saturday. Both clubs endured contrasting fortunes last season as the Red Devils went through a second successive trophyless c

A Manchester United fan relives the transition years after the departure of Ferguson
A Manchester United fan relives the transition years after the departure of Ferguson

Alex Ferguson waved goodbye to Manchester United after 26 years That was it. That was the pivotal moment. The moment Sir Alex Ferguson walked out through the tunnel onto the Old Trafford pitch for the penultimate time. The moment that all the United faithful were wary about, scared even. It was time to say goodbye to Fergie time. It has never been the same since. Every great football club has a legacy, a history, a slew of legends in t

Jul 24 2015
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney set to play as a central striker again next season
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney set to play as a central striker again next season

Louis van Gaal could play Wayne Rooney as a striker next season Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney has been told by Van Gaal that he will be their main striker next season as per the Guardian. Having had his two most prolific seasons for United in 2009 and 2011 playing in the centre forward position, the former Everton player believes that a return to his favoured striking position will lead to him surpass his best ever tally of 34

Jul 21 2015
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to play for Everton in a testimonial
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney to play for Everton in a testimonial

Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United from Everton London, July 21 (IANS) England football team captain and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will play for his former club Everton at ex-teammate Duncan Ferguson's testimonial after 11 years against Spanish side Villarreal on August 2. The United captain played for Everton at the age of 16 and was helped by Ferguson to develop as a player. "As a young lad growing up in Croxteth

Jul 21 2015
Manchester United Moneyball - How good is the Red Devils' attack?
Manchester United Moneyball - How good is the Red Devils' attack?

How good is Manchester United’s attack compared to their Top 4 rivals? It would not surprise Data Rant if Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward are being guided by a team of statisticians both on the pitch and in the transfer market. Indeed, Van Gaal has often spoke fondly of “computer gurus,” while Opta has long offered highly detailed data to professional football teams – much more so than anything available to the pu

Jul 21 2015
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble
Why buying expensive English Footballers is a gamble

After months of widespread speculation and lengthy negotiations a deal has been struck and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling has finalized his transfer to the Etihad Stadium. The 20-year-old, who has been at the centre of this summer’s biggest transfer furore, has been bought by Manchester City for a record-breaking fee of £49 million. Sterling has now controversially become the most expensive English player of all time which begs t

Jul 20 2015
De Gea missed the Club America game due to a 'minor injury': Van Gaal
De Gea missed the Club America game due to a 'minor injury': Van Gaal

David De Gea did not feature in United’s win over Club America Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said that David de Gea had missed their pre-season opener against Club America due to a minor injury, ESPN FC reports. The Dutchman also discussed in length about the squad at his disposal and hinted about possible additions. United played with an entirely different set of eleven players either side of the half-time whistle, bu

Jul 18 2015
Van Gaal might sign a 'surprise' striker; Hernandez set for Manchester United return
Van Gaal might sign a 'surprise' striker; Hernandez set for Manchester United return

Van Gaal might make a ‘surprise’ striker signing this summer Manchester United gaffer Louis van Gaal has dropped a major hint that the club could be set for a ‘surprise’ striker signing, after his team’s 1-0 win in a pre-season friendly against Club America in the International Champions Cup according to a report by Manchester Evening News. The Red Devils are rumoured to be interested in signing eith

Jul 18 2015
What Manchester United's new signings mean to the club
What Manchester United's new signings mean to the club

Memphs Depay is set to make a big impact under Van Gaal How times change. By the end of the 2013-14 season, most United fans were staring at a bleak future. While some were frustrated with David Moyes, the others were infuriated at the Glazers’ lack of investment on transfers. Now, however, it is a great time to be a Manchester United fan. After a year in the abyss of mediocrity – more infamously known as Moyesocrity – th

Jul 18 2015
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney open to MLS move in future
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney open to MLS move in future

Wayne Rooney says he will consider a future in MLS when his time at United is up Wayne Rooney has said that he will consider a move to Major League Soccer in the future, adding that he is solely concentrating on Manchester United at the moment, The Guardian reports. The United skipper is currently in the United States with his teammates as part of the club’s pre-season tour and says he could follow the likes of Steven Gerrard and Fran

Jul 17 2015
7 biggest transfer sagas in recent European football history
7 biggest transfer sagas in recent European football history

For millions across the globe it's football that makes the heart beat, it’s football that makes the world turn and it’s football which will be their first and last love. Love can certainly take you to new heights, but can also introduce you to new lows. While the ‘beautiful game’ can make you feel emotions that make your day/ week/ month/ year, it can also give you moments or let’s say prolonged periods

Jul 16 2015
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