Louis Van Gaal says that he is in the dark over the new injury suffered by record signing Angel di Maria.
The Argentine has been out of action for the last few weeks due to persistent and niggling injury problems. The 26-year-old was a major reason behind United rediscovering their form in the last few months. He has contributed nine goals in just 13 league matches through goals and assists. However, he has played only one match and 29 minutes since the turn of December. Di Maria was once again unavailable for the festive fixture list after suffering a hamstring problem.
The extent to which the new injury will keep him on the sidelines is yet to be revealed, but Van Gaal also admitted that he is in a similar position. Hamstring injuries usually take around three to 4 weeks, but it is thought that United discovered the issue with di Maria a little earlier and may get him back within two weeks. The FA Cup action comes to the Premier league clubs from next week and United will be keen to win this competition after having bowed out of the League Cup very early. United have matches against the likes of Stoke City, Southampton, and Leicester City in the next few weeks.
“He was injured in the last training session, he stepped out of the warm-up. It was a little bit amazing because he did everything very well. He stepped out and now we have to wait and see the analysis. I am not a doctor. Before we have a misunderstanding, we have to wait. No, it’s not the muscle injury. It’s more that the pelvis is not in a right relationship with his leg.It’s more for the doctor to explain than me,” said Van Gaal ahead of the trip to White Hart Lane.
Colombia has announced and confirmed to the public that RadamelFalcao will not be featured in the upcoming friendly matches that the Colombian national football team has scheduled to play against United States and Slovenia on November 14 and 18.
Falcao is recovering from a calf injury he picked up a few weeks ago and this has forced the Colombian attacker on having to miss out from the last 3 Premier League matches of Manchester United and now he will not be able to perform for his country either.
There will be however a number of players in the squad of Louis van Gaal that have been called up including: Luke Shaw, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and the captain of the team Wayne Rooney. These players will be representing England either on the sidelines of England or on the center stage in the pitch when facing off against Slovenia on November 15 in a 2016 Euro’s qualifying match.
England is leading the way in Group E with 9 points and is expected to pass the group stages without having many difficulties or problems.
Even though international matches is a great place for players to represent their respective countries and nations as well being an ideal moment to take a break from club duties, it’s also dangerous for the managers of clubs as the players are often injured when playing at the international stage and when this match is over, Manchester United will be playing against Arsenal on November 22 in a hugely important match.
Manchester United struggled just to claim a victory against the relegation threatened club Crystal Palace in a match that was decided by a lonely goal from Juan Mata and Louis van Gaal will need all of his players without injuries and without physical concerns if the Dutch coach wants to collect a good result against Arsenal.
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has accepted that he will never have the same kind of relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson because he would never forgive him. Ferguson is regarded as one of the most successful managers of all time, but he would have Roy Keane to thank for many of his successes. The combative midfielder played a huge role in the title winning teams of United between 1995 and 2005. However, his exit from United came in acrimonious circumstances after he fell out with Ferguson during the end of his time.
In a recently published autobiography, Keane has come out with the complete details about the fallout that led to his United exit. He also reckons that his former Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough was much better manager than Ferguson since he was great at dealing with different individuals. He reckons that Ferguson is nothing but a manager focused on winning matches and not about the mentality of the players. The duo have been at loggerheads for the last few years, but this is the most stunning attack from Keane. He is yet to get a response from Ferguson, who has been in retirement for the last few years.
The 43-year-old, Keane, is currently working as the assistant manager at Aston Villa. “The problem I had, is that when you hope you have known someone for some time, it’s afterwards when people start coming out with all sorts of nonsense. When you think what he made out of it, millions of pounds, statues, and standing. But to criticise people who have earned him success….would I forgive him? I don’t know. If we cross paths. I’m sure we will….cross paths, that is. Lots of stuff I let go, but eventually you have to go, enough is enough. You have to defend yourself,” said Keane.
Manchester United continues to disappoint their fans after struggling just to snatch a draw against West Bromwich Albion in their latest Premier League match which reached its end with a final score of 2-2.
Having struggled so much in these past few years, it comes as no surprise to why Manchester United is always being linked with a number of players that they could sign and hopefully help the Premier League club in their recent disastrous seasons. Continue reading
United recently gave debuts to a number of their new summer signings in the 4-0 win over QPR, but one most important names among them was Radamel Falcao. The Colombian international is regarded as one of the deadliest strikers in world football after having scored more than 200 goals in just under 350 matches in his career. The 28-year-old recently joined United for a season long loan deal. Soon to be a 29-year-old, several eyebrows were raised at United spending over £ 6 million just on the loan fee, while they could end up paying another £ 43.5 million if they decided to make the move permanent.
In addition to the impressive figures surrounding the transfer fees, Falcao is also thought to be earning around £ 18 million per season. This makes him more expensive than Wayne Rooney in this regard. He made his debut against QPR. Even though he failed to score in his first appearance at Old Trafford, the new number nine promises to be an excellent addition to the squad. He thanked his supporters for their immense appreciation ahead of his debut. Other players who made their home debuts include the likes of Angel di Maria and Daley Blind.
Di Maria was the star of the show after scoring and assisting several goals. “I am very happy for this victory and the support was great. I want to continue that way. I want to say thank you to the fans and I enjoyed that a lot, this match. It was fantastic. I almost scored. The goalkeeper was good. I hope to score the next game. It felt good to make my debut here at Old Trafford and I am happy to get the win. I am enjoying this moment. It is an extraordinary stadium, a legendary stadium,” said Falcao.