Manchester United wer 5 minutes away from defeating Chelsea as the team of Louis van Gaal had scored the opening goal of the game at the 61st minute through the likes of Jesse Lingard and just when the match seemed to be reaching it’s end, the referee decided to add 6 minutes of extra time and it was enough for Diego Costa to tie the game up 1-1 as he rescued 1 point for Chelsea.
The winter transfer window is open and this allows managers to add new players to their respective squads, one of the clubs that is consistently being linked with a number of different players is Manchester United.
For some reason, the Premier League club is rumored on being interested in signing a number of different players from all over the world in distinct positions as well. Continue reading
Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed the real reason behind leaving the club despite being considered as one of the best strikers during his time at the club.
The Mexican had a very high goals to games ratio. Despite this, he found himself out of favour immediately after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson. David Moyes did not rate him much and he was sent on a loan spell to Real Madrid soon afterwards. Even though Moyes was soon replaced by Louis van Gaal, the Dutchman also do not help the situation upon his arrival.
After waiting on the sidelines, Hernandez finally decided to move to German football with Bayer Leverkusen in the summer. He has been an instant hit in German football. Even though the German outfit failed to get past the Champions League group stages, they have done exceedingly well in the league so far. Hernandez has already scored 10 goals in just 13 matches. He has revealed the reasons behind finally moving away from the Old Trafford outfit. Hernandez says that he had an open talk with van Gaal, who failed to guarantee him more than 5% of a starting spot in the team. Continue reading
Louis Van Gaal says he had advised Adnan Januzaj to prefer a Premier League club over Borussia Dortmund for his loan spell, but, the Belgium international decided otherwise.
Januzaj had been included in the starting XI of United in some of the games at the start of the ongoing season and he’d even made a match winning contribution against the Villains, but, still Van Gaal felt it was hard to play the youngster regularly and it would be better for him if he plays somewhere else on loan. Continue reading
Rio Ferdinand is very unhappy having seen his former club Manchester United play the way they have of late and he believes it’s the manager, Louis Van Gaal, who is to be blamed for that.
In the words of Ferdinand, ‘I would not blame the players because they have no option. The manager wants them to play in that fashion. If they try to be a little chancy and expressive on the pitch and it does not come off well, they might have to bear the consequences and they know that. So, they are taking the safe route, but, it’s taking the team in the backward direction.’
Louis Van Gaal says the minute he realizes that the understanding between him and the Red Devils players is getting worse; he will come to the decision of stepping down from his post without too much of hesitation.
There have been reports that Van Gaal’s way of working is not that much liked at Old Trafford. His training regime, in particular, is in question as many of the players are believed to have got irked by it.
But, according to the boss, there is no negativity in the Manchester United camp. There’s good understanding and coordination, otherwise, he would not have been continuing. Continue reading
Louis van Gaal has begun the mind games ahead of the Manchester derby by claiming that arch rivals City have the distinct advantage before the match.
Manchester City have been the team to beat in the league so far this campaign. They lead the table – albeit with only a two-point advantage over United – after having taken 21 points from the opening nine games. United have the advantage of this game being played at Old Trafford for this first major derby of the season between the two sides. Both teams will be looking to avoid a draw since it will favour the teams like Arsenal.
Aside from the recent form, Van Gaal also says that the scheduling of the European fixtures puts United at a major disadvantage. United have been involved in a Champions League game against CSKA Moscow. Even though they played on the same night as City, they had to travel far away for this away trip. City, who entertained Sevilla at Etihad stadium, had the comfort of playing at home for the third consecutive game in all competitions. United claimed a 1-1 draw in the game whereas City enjoyed a last-minute winner from Kevin De Bruyne. Continue reading
Patrice Evra may end up getting the wrath of many Premier League clubs after claiming that he had advised midfielder Paul Pogba to turn down a potential move to Manchester United. The Frenchman, who had been a bookmakers‘ favourite to return to OT, left United when he was still a teenager and joined Juventus on a free transfer.
Now 22, Pogba is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in world football. Juventus have reportedly placed a price of £ 70 million for his signature. Hence, a potential transfer could will exceed the figure of £100 million if the wages and bonuses are taken into account over a period of five years.
Sir Alex Ferguson had a look at David Silva while the midfielder was playing in the top division back in his homeland Spain, but, the Scot eventually decided against landing him at Old Trafford as he believed the midfielder would not be well suited to the Red Devils.
According to Ferguson, the thing with the number 10 players is that they don’t contribute anything defence wise. The defensive liabilities are not there on them whatsoever. So, if you go with them, it becomes really, really important that everybody else playing at the other positions do the job perfectly; otherwise, the team would be in trouble.
Jonny Evans has backed Wayne Rooney to silence his critics. Evans, who played a lot of games alongside Rooney while at Old Trafford, believes Rooney is a feisty character and is capable of bouncing back from any situation.
Rooney has not been that productive in the Premier League games for United in the 2015-16 Season and has drawn criticism because of that. His numbers in the other competitions and also, in the international games have been alright, though there is no denying that the star striker from England has not looked like playing his best Football at all lately. Continue reading