Monthly Archives: September 2012

Alexander Büttner: Has Fergie found the Dutch Gareth Bale?

Alexander Buttner Manchester United

I’m sure even Patrice Evra would admit that he has endured one of his toughest seasons in a United shirt. Captaining a side who were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stages, outclassed in the Europa League by Athletic Bilbao and cruelly missing out on the Premier League title on the last day on goal difference. On a personal level there was the Luis Suarez affair, the sudden loss of his brother and the ongoing conflict within the French squad.

Assertions that Evra’s best years are now behind him seem hasty judging by these stats on the Frenchman’s performances over recent seasons, but having been the only viable left back option at the club for so long, the lack of competition has perhaps seen some complacency creep into certain aspects of his game.

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5 Scottish players set to light up the Premier League this season

Shaun Maloney Wigan Athletic vs Manchester United

The Rangers and Celtic in the Premier League debate might have died down since the Ibrox club spectacularly fell down the divisions after financial meltdown, but the Scots have definitely been making their mark in the English top flight proving that talent from north of the border is breaking through.

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