Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction
Feb13

Sunderland vs Manchester United: Preview & Prediction

Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland will be hoping to recover from a turbulent week off the field as they look to claim a first home league win over Manchester United in nearly two decades. It was March 1997 – just a month after United left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson was born – when Sunderland last earned all three points against the Red Devils at the Stadium of Light, with their winless run in this fixture now at 13 games....

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Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Feb13

Head-to-Head: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) vs Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)

Saturday’s early kick-off sees Sunderland host Manchester United in a game which carries significance at both ends of the table. Black Cats striker Jermain Defoe has been in sparkling form as he has almost single-handedly kept his side in with a chance of avoiding relegation this season. The former England forward has scored six goals since the turn of the year, including a vital late equaliser against Liverpool last time out. The...

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Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more
Feb12

Premier League Valentine’s Day Themed Squad: Dating Baines, Victor Roses & more

With Valentine’s Day coming up on Sunday, we at Shoot decided that we would come up with a love-themed Premier League squad, with a chairman, manager and stadium. Yes, of course we’ve updated some names so they fit into the criteria by being as imaginative as we can, but Jason ‘Puncheon above your weight’ is brilliant, right? Let us know @_shootfootball if you think any other names could have made it into our...

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Win: ‘Manchester United – Greatest Football Clubs’ book
Feb12

Win: ‘Manchester United – Greatest Football Clubs’ book

When Louis van Gaal arrived to manage Manchester United in May 2014 he described the club as “the biggest in the world”. He wasn’t mistaken as the club has the largest number of worldwide fans, one of the best-known stadiums, and can include three of the greatest players in the history of the game – George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton – amongst its unique roster of club legends. It also had in...

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Manchester United’s Valentine Star: Who is the Red Devils’ most loved player?
Feb11

Manchester United’s Valentine Star: Who is the Red Devils’ most loved player?

Name: Michael Carrick Position: Midfielder England and Manchester United’s unsung hero Michael Carrick is recognised as a fans’ favourite. Despite the arrival of several stars for big money; such as Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marouane Fellaini, it is Carrick who is still first choice at the age of 34. The midfielder still sets the tempo of play at Old Trafford. United’s recent attacking performances of old...

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Manchester United considering summer swoop for ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth star
Feb11

Manchester United considering summer swoop for ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth star

Manchester United have been linked with a summer move for France international Lassana Diarra, according to the printed publication L’Equipe (via the Metro). The 13-time Premier League champions, who currently sit fifth in the standings following their 1-1 draw at defending title holders Chelsea on Sunday, are exploring the possibility of signing the Marseille midfielder at the end of the current 2015-16 campaign. The 30-year-old, who...

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