Steve Bruce men travel to Old Trafford in order to improve on their wretched start to the season but the Red Devils will be more determined than ever for a win to give the perfect present to Sir Alex on the eve of his 25th anniversary as Man United manager. TheHardTackle gives the team news, tactical analysis and prediction for the game.

League leaders Man City travel to Old Trafford to play their more illustrious neighbours in what has been termed as the biggest derby games between the two in the recent past. Will the champions end the City rampage or will the Blues make a statement of intent by winning on enemy territory? TheHardTackle gives the preview for the big game.

Manchester Uniteda��s juggernaut has kept rolling after a victory over Chelsea by a margin of 3-1. The champions have now gone two points clear off nearest rivals and neighbors Manchester City at the top of the table. The Red Devils took an apparent unassailable lead of three goals in the first half itself, with Smalling, Nani and Rooney on target, in that order. Chelsea only managed to peg one back at the start of the second half through Torres to give them some respite. With this win Manchester United registered their fifth victory on the trot since the start of the season, a feat last achieved by them in the 1985-86 season (they went on to win ten straight league games back then but failed to win the league). Wayne Rooney found the back of the net for the fifth consecutive occasion and as for Chelsea, Fernando Torres scored. The scoreline, especially at the end of the first half, flattered […]

TheHardTackle's Guest Author Uanhoro James walks through the squads of the Northern teams in the English Premier League - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. In Part 1 of his piece, he studies the defending champions.