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Robin van Persie, goalscoring and past United greats

Posted on October 09, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Players, Statistics   2 Comments »
Robin van Persie, goalscoring and past United greats

Robin van Persie has been a massive hit at Manchester United since his move from Arsenal

Robin van Persie has settled in quite nicely at Old Trafford since his £24 million move from Arsenal in August. Many Arsenal fans suggested that he was too old and injury prone to warrant such a fee, however his seven goals in nine appearances, including a superb hattrick against Southampton, highlights the immense quality of the Dutchman.

Many reds will be eager to see more of the Wayne Rooney Robin van Persie partnership, that lined up in a 4-4-2 diamond against Newcastle at the weekend, but with International week upon us – I thought I’d look back in history at some of United’s glorious greats and see what their goals per game ratio was like.

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Shinji Kagawa agrees terms with Manchester United

Posted on June 05, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Transfer Targets   3 Comments »
Shinji Kagawa agrees terms with Manchester United

Shinji Kagawa

Author: Stretford-End

According to The Sun and BBC, Shinji Kagawa has signed a £12m deal with Manchester United from German champions Borussia Dortmund. Manutd.com has also confirmed the transfer in the last few hours. It is being reported that the Japanese playmaker will complete the move at the end of the month once all the formalities of a work permit have been finalised.

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Wayne Rooney becomes United’s 4th top goalscorer

Posted on April 22, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Statistics   4 Comments »
Wayne Rooney becomes United's 4th top goalscorer

Author: Stretford_End

Wayne Rooney is now 4th in the all time Manchester United goalscoring charts following his brace against Everton in the 4-4 draw today. He is now behind Jack Rowley, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton respectfully. He overtook United legends George Best and Dennis Viollett. Rooney still has way to go to match the 249 goals notched up by Sir Bobby, however he could well catch Jack Rowley next season – who has 211 goals.

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Antonio Valencia – pace, craft and unplayable

Posted on March 20, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players   8 Comments »
Antonio Valencia - pace, craft and unplayable

Antonio Valencia

Author: Stretford_End

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Franco Baresi once said of the legendary Diego Maradona “We had to be very well organised; put pressure on him, doubling up, tripling up even to limit his talents. Because if it was one-on-one, you’d lose.”. Now, I’m not comparing the brilliance of Antonio Valencia to the unquantifiable genius of the Argentinean World Cup winner – but in recent months, the surging Ecuadorian is a sorry sight for any retreating left back who simply can’t deal with the pace of United’s number 25. His signing in 2009 may have not be met with the same hysteria that greeted Ronaldo’s arrival at the Bernabeu, however his qualities have been there for all to see since signing from Wigan for £18million. Here we look at Valencia’s season so far and what he brings to United’s play.

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From Wilf to Big Ron: United’s managers in between the two greats

Posted on November 02, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Man United   10 Comments »
From Wilf to Big Ron: United's managers in between the two greats

Tommy Docherty with the FA Cup

Guest Author: The Mancunian Red

We have been very lucky to have had two of world football’s greatest ever managers at the helm, however for near enough fifteen years – United didn’t have a Busby or Ferguson in the hot seat at Old Trafford. In between Sir Matt and Sir Alex was Wilf McGuiness, Frank O’Farrell, Tommy Docherty, Dave Sexton and Ron Atkinson. Keith, who some of you will know as TheMancunianRed, has put together the following account on those managers listed. Any feedback/comments, as always, is most welcome.

Keith runs the following blog – http://themancunianred.wordpress.com/

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Larnell Cole player profile: United’s quiet star

Posted on August 19, 2011  by Herzogs Child  in Herzog's Child, Man United, Players, Youth   7 Comments »
Larnell Cole player profile: United's quiet star

Author: Herzogs Child

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The names of United’s gaggle of purported stars roll easily off the tongue. Their entry into the lexicon of supporter’s chatter speaks as much of a desperation to improve our current set up as it does their already established talents. You’ll know of them by now, I’m sure: bomber Tunnicliffe, or Ryan, as his actual name goes; the beastly Paul Pogba, often wrongly tagged as a young Patrick Vieira; and the gem with the fading twinkle, a certain Mr. Ravel Morrison. Similarly, you’ll also know precisely why their names are being mooted with such eagerness: because, despite last year’s title triumph, and some shrewd summer spending, we’re slack.

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Luis Nani: 2010/11 Statistics and indepth Analysis

Posted on February 28, 2011  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Players, Statistics, Tactics   6 Comments »
Luis Nani: 2010/11 Statistics and indepth Analysis

Nani

AUTHORStretford-End

Nani, or to give him his full title of Luís Carlos Almeida da Cunha, has become an intricate part of United’s attack over the past eighteen months and continues to go from strength to strength as we move towards the ‘squeaky bum’ period.

To date, Nani has scored nine goals in 23 Premier League appearances (goals per game ratio of 39%) and a single goal in six Champions League appearances (goals per game ratio of 17%). Although his goals have been of vital importance for United, its his creating of chances that has stood out this season. Nani can be unplayable at times, either going on the outside of the left back or cutting in from the right and striking with his left foot.

I want to start doing some in depth reviews and analysis of United players and I thought that I would start with our influential Portuguese starlet.

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