Passing – Arteta has made more successful passes than any other player this season (2517), followed by Carrick (2443) and Yaya Toure (2246). – Arteta has averaged a higher number of passes per game than any other player this season (80.9), followed by Toure (78.9) and Carrick (77.1). These three are separated by at least [...]
- Our most accurate passer in midfield is Scholes (92.4%), followed by Cleverley (90.2%) and Kagawa (89.7%). – Our most accurate midfield passer in the attacking half is Scholes (90%), followed by Cleverley and Kagawa (85%). – Kagawa has more touches of the ball than any other player in midfield (1.32 per minute), followed by [...]
All season, Piers Morgan has been giving shit to Robin van Persie after his move from Arsenal to Manchester United. He took to calling him “Van Pursestrings”, implying that he was a mercenary. A few months after joining United, Van Persie has shown exactly why he left the club, with him winning the Premier League [...]
Eric Steele began his playing career as a goalkeeper at Newcastle United in 1972. His next club was Peterborough United where he established himself as first-choice keeper and set a record for most consecutive league appearances (124) that still stands today. Within the next 12 years he moved from club to Brighton & Hove Albion, [...]
The club has refinanced more than £192m of high-interest debt which cuts our interest costs by about £10m a year. The Glazers have secured a new loan from Bank of America with far lower interest rates. United have refinanced £177.78m of outstanding 8.75% interest sterling bonds and $22.09m (£14.6m) of 8.375% dollar bonds. The new [...]
The Cockney Red talks about Ferguson. The Daily Mail has interviews with Beckham, Giggs, Scholes and Neville when they were youth players. Life’s a Pitch looks at the importance of sorting out Phil Jones’ position. Stretty News reports on the claims Rooney has opened discussions with PSG. The Peoples Person looks at Kagawa’s regrets.
Summary of defensive impact – Evra (82%), Smalling (80%) and Evans (76%) won the largest proportion of their tackles. – Ferdinand (74%), Evans (72%) and Vidic (61%) won the largest proportion of ground duels. – Vidic (67%), Smalling (64%) and Jones/Evra (62%) won the largest proportion of aerial duals. – Rafael (10 minutes), Evra (11 [...]
Michael Keane joined Leicester City on loan at the beginning of November with the idea that he would just stay there for a month. The club kept on extending his contract though, meaning he stayed all season and played close to 30 games. Two months ago, Keane scored an injury time goal against Leeds United [...]