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STATS: Cole + RvN > Torres

STATS: Cole + RvN > Torres

Fernando Torres scored 50 league goals in just 72 games. Wow. Incredible. He is the only Liverpool to achieve such a feat. We’ll ignore the fact that Andy Cole and Ruud van Nistelrooy did it faster. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match [...]

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STATS: Ronaldo vs Valencia

STATS: Ronaldo vs Valencia

Before we get in to this, the comparison between Cristiano Ronaldo and Antonio Valencia isn’t supposed to prove who is the better player. Ronaldo was bought for £80m the same summer Valencia was bought for £16m, it’s all to obvious who the better player is. However, it is interesting to see how Valencia is getting [...]

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STATS: Quick Comparison With Last Season

2008/2009 Played – 18 Goals – 29 Points – 38 Points behind top spot – 1 2009/2010 Played – 18 Goals – 37 Points – 37 Points behind top spot – 4 ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our [...]

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STATS: United This Season vs United Last Season

STATS: United This Season vs United Last Season

Having looked at the impact of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure on the goalscoring of other players in the squad, and seeing the positive effect, I thought it would be interesting to compare like for like fixtures. The press wrote us off in the summer (but they did tip Liverpool to win the title, so we shouldn’t [...]

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What Did We Say About Replacing Ronaldo’s Goals?

Last season United beat Everton 1-0 thanks to a penalty scored by Cristiano Ronaldo. This season, United beat Everton 3-0 thanks to goals from Darren Fletcher, Michael Carrick and Antonio Valencia. I’m not suggesting that United are better this season than they were last just because we beat a weaker Everton side by a larger [...]

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Replacing Ronaldo – Obertan Or Nani?

Gabriel Obertan impressed for much of his début against Barnsley before looking tired in the final fifteen minutes or so. He kept the ball really well, ran at the opposition with speed and showed off his silky skills. He looks to be the real deal, regardless of what Larry White thinks. He’s only had one [...]

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STATS: How’s Owen Doing So Far? Compared To Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Villa and Liverpool Strikers

STATS: How’s Owen Doing So Far? Compared To Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Villa and Liverpool Strikers

I do like looking at statistics, so maybe you do too. With Michael Owen wanting emphasis to be put on his performances as well as the goals he scored, I thought it would be interesting to see how Owen compares to the top strikers in the league. These stats are never going to give you [...]

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Rafa Is Right About The Money, Wrong About The Fans

“There is a massive difference in money but we have better fans than United.” I don’t know whether I’d describe the difference as ‘massive’, but yes, Rafael Benitez has spent more money than Sir Alex Ferguson. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match [...]

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Are Giggs And Neville Right About Footballers’ Salaries?

Are Giggs And Neville Right About Footballers’ Salaries?

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have both surprisingly spoken out about the controversial issue of football players earning every penny of their astronomically large salaries. When the starting salary for a nurse is £20k a year, a teacher is £21k a year and a police officer is £22k a year, it’s hard to argue that [...]

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What’s Wrong With United??

The Evening News asked ‘what’s wrong with United?‘ yesterday, claiming we weren’t firing on all cylinders. It’s odd because United usually start the season so well… ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom on your phone for free: [...]

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‘Nerdy’ Berbatov Has Brilliant Attitude & Fans Should Love Him

I have fought Dimitar Berbatov‘s corner since he joined Manchester United and came under criticism from our own fans as much as elsewhere. I saw enough in him to stick my neck out and acknowledge that whilst he wasn’t scoring as much as we’d hoped, he was class and we needed to give him time. [...]

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Stats: Comparing Owen To Tevez

Michael Owen: Free (09/10) – 110 minutes, 2 goals. Strike rate – 1 goal per 55 minutes. Carlos Tevez: £25-47 million (09/10) – 274 minutes, 0 goals. Strike rate – N/A (08/09) 1856 minutes, 5 goals. Strike rate – 1 goal per 371 minutes. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the [...]

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Just How Far Will We Have To Travel This Year Compared To Chelsea and Liverpool?

Whilst avoiding German champions Wolfsburg would have been favourable, in terms of difficulty we managed to avoid some of the tougher teams in the Champions League draw. Sir Alex Ferguson reckons we’ve got the toughest group of all English teams though because of the distance we have to travel. So just how far are we [...]

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“Kiko And Welbeck Not Good Enough Yet”

“Kiko And Welbeck Not Good Enough Yet”

“Sir Alex Ferguson would have us believe he is quite happy with his squad going into their defence of their Premier League crown,” said Stan YSB Collymore. “Yet I still think United look a lot weaker than last term following the loss of Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez. Federico Macheda and Danny Welbeck, as I [...]

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A Few Quick Stats To Soften The Blow

92-93: LWDW. Champions. 95-96: LWWW. Champions. 96-97: WDDD. Champions. 98-99: DDWW. Champions. 00-01: WDDW. Champions 02-03: WDDW. Champions. 07-08: DDLW. Champions. 08-09: DWLD. Champions. 09-10: WL…. ———— INPLAY allows us to chat in real time about the latest United news and the events on match day. Join the our chatroom on your phone for free: [...]

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