Our football match prediction:
Manchester United produced a fine performance in Sunday’s Premier League derby against Liverpool, but they missed a number of clear-cut chances to score during the match and, as a result, they picked up no more than one point from the match. Jose Mourinho is doing a good job with the Old Trafford outfit at the moment, but they need to return to winning ways on Matchday 21 if they are to keep their hopes of winning the title alive. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the equaliser against Liverpool and the former PSG man is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Manchester United are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Saturday’s football match, but the visitors will have to be at their sharpest if they are to pick up all three points from the game. The Potters did well to beat relegation strugglers Sunderland at the weekend, but we predict that they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Saturday’s clash against the English giants.
Highlighted Player (Whelan):
Probably one of the most underrated footballers in Premier League history, Glenn Whelan was born on 13 January 1982 in Dublin and he went on to enjoy a very successful career on club and international level. Following spells with Manchester City, Bury and Sheffield Wednesday, the defensive midfielder found his peace at the Britannia Stadium, making over 250 Premier League appearances for Stoke City and keeping his place in the side under both Tony Pulis and Mark Hughes. Predominantly focused on doing the dirty defensive work and helping out the back four, Whelan never quite made the headlines for his style of play or quality of his displays, but remained an important player for both club and country. The midfielder has so far made over 70 appearances for the Republic of Ireland national team, wearing the captain’s armband on several occasions, and starting all three group games at the Euro 2012 finals, while helping The Green Army qualify for the Euro 2016 as well.
Highlighted Team (Manchester United):
Over the years Manchester United have established themselves as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Red Devils have won three European Cup (Champions League) trophies and they have clinched no less than 20 Premier League titles. A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the club’s biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. During Alex Ferguson’s spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. The likes of Bobby Charlton, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, George Best and Eric Cantona are the football stars that graced Old Trafford for Manchester United.