A flurry of new players, including German world cup victor Bastian Schweinsteiger, who brings an air of authority to the team, and the £38 million rated teen Anthony Martial, who has scored four goals in as many games since he made the controversial move to the Premier League, suggests Manchester United may be finally on their way back to their dominant best.
Manchester United have had some tough games recently against the likes of Liverpool, Southampton and PSV Eindhoven, but Saturday’s home clash with Sunderland will be one to relish for the supporters.
The 19-year-old joined United from Monaco on the final day of the summer transfer window for an initial fee of £36m and as something of an unknown quantity, having played only 71 senior appearances in his early career.
Sunderland have only won one game since the start of the 2014-15 campaign – and that came against League Two side Exeter City in the Capital One Cup. That is why you stay in the Premier League, you want to test yourselves against these boys and we want that to continue.
Wayne Rooney will be hoping to score his first league goal against Sunderland. They are in a good position at the moment, but we will see. The league’s joint-top scorer has taken his five goals from just eight shots, meaning it is little wonder the 23-year-old is being linked with an England call-up.
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Hazard, the Chelsea winger, scored against Arsenal in the last Premier League game, and saw his numbers bump to 110 (Index).
Leading the table for the second consecutive week is Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez.
“I was very happy when I got the offer from Manchester United”.
Despite coming into the contest on the back of a brutal defeat by City, former United stalwart John O’Shea is relishing the challenge of travelling to Old Trafford and pitting himself against Martial.
His club teammate Jamie Vardy has been in impressive form as well; the Englishman is at #7 with 144 points.