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Who are the best teams to back for the Premier League title this season?

Posted on August 18th, 2017

Whereas Spain’s La Liga has long been a two- or three-horse race, the Premier League is arguably the most competitive division in the world. On the face of it, the eventual winners of the 2017-18 season could be any one of six teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, or Arsenal. With help from […]


Who Will Win This Year’s Premier League Season?

Posted on November 22nd, 2016

After last season’s weird but wonderful finale that saw Leicester crowned as champions, who fancies a bet on this year’s proceedings? In an incredibly tough season, six or more teams must squeeze into the top four places, only one of which can be the title winners. Use our fun-size guide to figure out who think […]


United’s poor start not the end of the world as rivals will drop points claims Juan Mata

Posted on November 14th, 2016

Manchester United haven’t had the easiest of times since Sir Alex Ferguson departed in 2013, of course they’ve claimed the FA Cup and Community Shield but in the Premier League, the Reds have struggled. David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal have both tried and failed to get the club back to the top of the […]


Time for Rooney to move on

Posted on September 20th, 2016

FOR 12 years, Wayne Rooney has been a lynchpin in a Manchester United side that went through a successful period of five titles in seven seasons and three Champions League Finals, winning in 2008 and losing to the great Barcelona team in 2009 and 2011. However, there comes a time when good things come to […]


Paul Pogba

Posted on August 9th, 2016

It’s been the rumour of the summer, but Paul Pogba finally sealed his move from Juventus to Manchester United overnight. Find out how our visitors think Pogba will lineup at Manchester United.


What changes are ahead for England?

Posted on July 5th, 2016

England suffered arguably their most humiliating defeat at the hands of Iceland in the round-of-16 at Euro 2016. The Three Lions crumbled after taking the lead through Wayne Rooney from the penalty spot as goals from Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kolbeinn Sigthorsson put Lars Lagerback’s men ahead. Roy Hodgson’s side had 72 minutes to rally, but […]


Domestic football is back

Posted on November 20th, 2015

The last week has been dominated by international football, which, unless you are interested in the odd friendly, or your nation is involved in the Euro play offs, this would be better described as the international break, because it feels like a break from football. Not a welcome break, just a break. Well, don’t worry, […]


What is Manchester United’s best starting XI?!

Posted on September 24th, 2015

The honeymoon period is well and truly over with for Louis van Gaal. After a transitional time last season, the Red Devils achieved the bare minimum of returning to the top tier of European football, and with further heavy investment this summer, the United hierarchy will be expecting further improvements on the pitch. Six games […]


United and 3-5-2: Did it work? And what does Van Gaal do next season?

Posted on May 26th, 2015

After a topsy-turvy season, Manchester United have achieved their minimum goal of fourth place in the Premier League and a potential return to the group stages of the Champions League. Another summer of heavy spending looks likely at Old Trafford as United will try to challenge for all competitions in the next campaign. United are […]


Season review 2014/15

Posted on May 20th, 2015

Popular Players It’s possible to view a list of the most popular players on Starting Eleven over the life of the site, but it would be interesting to see who are the most popular players for season 2014/15, and how that compares to the all time list. The top ten of players of all time are: […]