FOOTBALL - Sir Alex Ferguson will step down as Manchester United manager at the end of the season. Since he became the manager of the club in 1986, he has won 38 trophies, of which four in 1999 and four in 2008.
FOOTBALL - Ryan Giggs has extended his record for most Premier League championship titles. Since the PL was introduced in 1992/1993, only Ryan Giggs (13) and Paul Scholes (11) have won more than 10 league titles. Click on the picture below to see our full Infographic.
FOOTBALL - On Monday, Manchester United became the first club to reach 20 league titles in English top flight football after defeating Aston Villa at Old Trafford.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie has lost the lead in the Premier League goalscoring table, and could still be on top if he did not lead another table: players hitting the woodwork most often in the Premier League this season. The Manchester United striker has connected with post and bar far more often than any other player.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Real Madrid became the first club to beat Manchester United twice at Old Trafford in European competition. Real’s first win at Man United dates back to April 2000 (3-2).
FOOTBALL – On Tuesday, 5 March, Manchester United will face Real Madrid in the Champions league round of 16, 2nd leg, at Old Trafford, Manchester. The only time of the four previous two-legged match-ups in which The Red Devils advanced was in the 1967/68 Champions Cup semifinal. Manchester won 1-0 at home and held Real to 3-3 in Madrid. In the final Manchester defeated Benfica 4-1, winning their first Champions Cup. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
FOOTBALL- On Wednesday, 13 February, Real Madrid will face Manchester United in the Champions league round of 16, 1st leg, at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid. United managed to knock out Real once before, in the 1967/68 Champions Cup semifinal. Manchester won 1-0 at home and held Real to 3-3 in Madrid. In the final, Manchester defeated Benfica 4-1, winning their first Champions Cup. We have several key stats on this match listed below.
Reigning champions Manchester City lost 3-1 at promoted Southampton on Saturday. It was the first time a promoted team defeated the current champions in the Premier League since Burnley beat Manchester United 1-0 in August 2009. On a total of nine occasions did clubs promote to the Premier League and beat the reigning champions in the same season. Click the read more button to found out more.
FOOTBALL - As a companion piece to the “Race to 38/68/87” piece which blogger James Grayson published on the Premier League yesterday, we have looked at the current Euro Club Index assessment of the competition.
FOOTBALL - With the Premier League returning this week after taking a break for the FA Cup, the focus will be back on the title race between the two Manchester clubs. However, it is well worth asking whether that title race is actually all but over. Head of Analysis at the Infostrada Sports Group Simon Gleave has looked at the top three in the Premier League from a variety of different angles and presents his findings here.
FOOTBALL - Since his arrival at Manchester United last summer, Robin van Persie has not only scored heavily, but has also proved a key difference maker in the closing seconds of the game. His stoppage time strike averted FA Cup elimination against West Ham United. Previously this season, ‘RvP’ had scored stoppage time winners in Premier League away matches at Southampton and Manchester City.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Manchester United won 4-0 at Wigan Athletic to break the record for biggest EPL away win on New Year’s Day. The previous record was 0-3. Arsenal won by this scoreline at Wimbledon in 1994 and at Birmingham City in 2011. Blackburn Rovers won 3-0 at Wigan on 1 January 2007.
FOOTBALL - Everton was defeated at home by Chelsea in the English Premier League on Sunday (2-1). This ended a 13-match home unbeaten run, which started in March this year, leaving Stoke City as the only team still unbeaten in all their home matches this Premier League season.
FOOTBALL - Where would Manchester United be ranked if the match ended after the first goal? The comeback kids of this season’s Premier League would be ranked 16th if it was not for the eight matches they won after conceding the opening goal. Read more to find out where your team would be after the opening goal.
FOOTBALL - Wayne Rooney’s second goal in Sunday’s Manchester Derby lifted his career Premier League total, making him the sixth player to reach that milestone in the PL era. He is the youngest of the six and more than a year younger than the previous record holder, Thierry Henry.