Everton vs. United: a tactical observation

Despite the score, it was Everton that dominated the Saturday’s game. The Merseyside club edged Manchester United in possession and attempted 19 shots to United’s seven. The Reds, a few patches of good play notwithstanding, were under constant siege, and while United’s defenders had a better game, ultimately, it was luck that got the Manchester […]

Rooney leads United renaissance at Everton

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will lead Manchester United’s attack as the Reds visit Everton on Saturday lunchtime. The former Blue, dropped from this fixture by Ferguson last season, will face the inevitable cacophony of abuse on his return to Goodison Park. But at the end of a tough week for the club manager Ferguson insists Rooney will […]

Four games, seven points, one title

‘The title is ours’, not exactly Sir Alex Ferguson’s words after Manchester United beat Everton 1-0 on Saturday at Old Trafford but they could well have been. United’s late late victory, not for the first time in a season that has rarely sparkled yet promises to bring more silverware, brings the Reds to within just […]

Fergie guards against complacency ahead of Everton visit

Wayne Rooney

Sir Alex Ferguson says Everton will pose a significant threat to Manchester United’s title aspirations this weekend, with the in-form Toffees at Old Trafford on Saturday. But with just five Premier League games to go, victory against David Moyes’ men will leave United requiring just seven points to secure a 19th domestic league title. It’s […]

Rooney-less Reds suffer late Goodison comeback

Nani Tim Cahill

Manchester United conceeded two very late Everton goals as David Moyes’ side came back from 3-1 down to snatch a draw at the death. Darren Fletcher, captain Nemanja Vidic and Dimitar Berbatov scored to seemingly seal United’s win on on Merseyside despite Wayne Rooney’s absence only to throw away the result in injury time. Until the […]

Goodison test awaits Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney will play as Manchester United faces a test of mental strength, as much as quality, at Goodison Park this weekend. Although Everton’s poor league start is the worst in the David Moyes era, Goodison is likely to rock to the sound of bile with the return of United’s former blue to the ground […]

Lacklustre United well beaten

Manchester United Everton

Manchester United was heavily beaten at Everton yesterday afternoon as Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premier League title assault came off the rails in spectacular style. United hasn’t lost at Goodison Park in five years but the Scot’s side was hardly in the game once Everton levelled. Ferguson blamed fatigue but fans can question the apparent apathy. […]

United chase top in ‘massive’ game

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United will hit the Premier League summit – at least for a few hours – should Sir Alex Ferguson’s side beat Everton at Goodison Park Saturday lunchtime. With Chelsea due to play Wolverhampton Wanderers later in the day, United will reach top spot for the first time this year with victory over David Moyes […]