Queens Park Rangers - Premier League Preview - Manchester United
UK time is: 07:36:00
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Premier League Preview - Manchester United

NICKNAME: Red Devils

MANAGER: Sir Alex Ferguson

STADIUM: Old Trafford (75811)

LAST SEASON: 2ND

United came up inches short in the race for the title, their normal rock-steady consistency faltered in the run in and they were their own worst enemy as they threw away a fixture against Everton and allowed City to steal a march on them following a defeat at the Etihad Stadium - Vincent Kompany's blockbuster header setting up a memorable final few weeks.

It was very uncharacteristic of the former champions to throw away such a commanding lead, especially when one considers the Red Devils reputation in a title run-in. Knowing Sir Alex Ferguson, they will bite back in a bid to reclaim the title from their City rivals and stop a legacy from forming on the blue side of Manchester.

IN: Shinji Kagawa (Dortmund, 17m), Nick Powell (Crewe, 4m)

OUT: Park Ji-sung (QPR, undisclosed), Richie De Laet (Leicester, undisclosed), Matty James (Leicester, undisclosed) Paul Pogba (Juventus, free), Tomasz Kuszczak (Brighton, free), Michael Owen (released), Fabio (QPR, loan), Ben Amos (Hull, loan)

PREVIEW:

On the face of it, a Manchester United side in desperate need of inclusions is getting nothing of the sort. Kagawa comes with a useful reputation from Germany while fledgling talent Nick Powell will need time to develop. Missing out on Lucas and trying to track down Robin van Persie seems to be United's legacy this summer in a transfer market that will be looked at more for the loss of Ji Sung Park.

Park was not necessarily the jewel in the crown for Sir Alex, but he was the bedrock on which their title charges were made - trusted for important games and an all-action, no nonsense approach to the game - he will be missed in the set-up. Further inclusions will be needed to guard against last season's failures being repeated.

KEY PLAYER: Wayne Rooney

Again, you don't need to be a rocket scientist to work out that United's most consistent player for the last few years should be their key man coming into the new season. Rooney may well be partnering Robin van Persie on today's developments - but having been there and won the league he will be an excellent influence in the Dutchman.

Rooney - much like Gerrard at Liverpool - has remained consistent throughout every arc and troph of United's recent history - irrespective of their loss of the title last season, one would presume his self-confidence is still sky high as he prepares another assault on the Premier League title.

PREDICTION: 2ND

That feared City legacy will, in my estimation, come to fruition and judging by the lack of summer activity, United could be left behind in the cold unless they make additions to a squad that is ageing and judging by last season's exploits, starting to feel the pace.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Boxer Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 16 2012

Time: 9:12PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

QPR Capture Perch (Friday July 31 2015)

QPR 'Agree Fee' For Utility Player (Wednesday July 29 2015)

Caulker Departs (Wednesday July 29 2015)

McCarthy Secures Palace Switch (Friday July 24 2015)

QPR 2-1 Dundee United (Wednesday July 22 2015)

QPR Sign Tjaronn Chery (Monday July 20 2015)

Onuoha Skippers QPR (Monday July 13 2015)

Verona Stars 0-10 QPR - Report (Saturday July 11 2015)

Donaldson Released (Friday July 10 2015)

Two Trialists on Tour (Thursday July 9 2015)

Archived Queens Park Rangers Articles

List All Vital QPR Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. MK Dons 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Preston 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0
21. Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
22. Rotherham 0 0 0 0 0 0
23. Sheff Wed 0 0 0 0 0 0

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

LUFC On This Day - August 3rd
Leeds Utd : 03/08/2015 07:09:01
With Eddie There's No Money, With Eddie There's No Hope
Bolton : 03/08/2015 07:00:01
Vermijl Comments After Owls Win And His Stunning Goal
Sheff Wed : 03/08/2015 06:00:00
LUFC Vital Leeds Competition - Win A Replica Shirt
Leeds Utd : 02/08/2015 20:39:01
LUFC Development squad draw at Barrow
Leeds Utd : 02/08/2015 20:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where should QPR strengthen?
Suggested By:  Admin
Goalkeeper 5%
Defence 66%
Midfield 0%
Attack 29%