Manchester United icon Ryan Giggs says that the club should get used to do Jose Mourinho adopting a defensive approach in some of the key games.
Manchester United have been criticised for changing their style of play and going all out defensive in the recent match at Anfield. Many saw this as a sign of Mourinho giving too much respect to Liverpool and their recent form. United have a tradition of playing attractive football and very rarely have they performed so poorly in the last three decades. However, Giggs says that Mourinho’s judgements should be trusted
since it may be one of the ways to win trophies.
Even the great Sir Alex Ferguson used defensive tactics from time to time if he thought that it was the best possible way for United to win trophies. Ferguson, however, provided beautiful and attractive football to the club on most occasions and the defensive minded games were largely forgotten. Mourinho is struggling to match the same since he has a reputation for being a defensive coach on almost all occasions. Giggs tried to look on the positive side by claiming that a defeat would have caused a lot of pressure on the team going into the next few weeks.
Manchester United will be keen to bounce back from the weekend’s disappointing draw against Fulham against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this evening.
The point made it just seven from eighteen available in the Premier League in 2014, and left them a massive fifteen behind leaders Chelsea.
Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic will end his time with the club at the end of the season, Sky Sports understands.
The centre-back has been with United for the past eight years having signed from Spatak Moscow for around £7m, and has enjoyed great success during his time at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney will face a late fitness test ahead of Manchester United’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The England international has not played since the home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on New Year’s Day, and was sent to Egypt for rehabilitation this week by manager David Moyes while Robin van Persie is also not guaranteed to feature, despite recovering from a thigh problem that has kept him out for the past month.
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Manchester United will look to end a run of three straight defeats as they host Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
One of those losses of course came against Swansea, when the pair met at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup last Sunday.
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Manchester United will look to bounce back from their New Year’s Day disappointment as they take on Swansea City at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup.
The Premier League champions lost to Tottenham Hotspur to end a six game winning streak, and will be keen to progress as David Moyes looks to clinch major silverware in his first season as manager of the club.
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Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that Wayne Rooney has ‘a chance’ of being fit for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of West Ham United.
The striker has been struggling with a groin injury, but will hopeful of helping his side avoid a third straight home defeat following recent losses to both Everton and Newcastle United.
Manchester United go into Sunday’s game at Aston Villa desperate to bounce back from two straight home league defeats.
The champions somewhat made amends for quick-fire 1-0 losses to Everton and Newcastle United with a victory by the same scoreline over Shakthar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday evening to seal top spot in Group A.
Manchester United face a defensive headache ahead of this evening’s Champions League clash with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling are all doubtful for the match at Old Trafford after missing training on Monday, along with midfielder Marouane Fellaini.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has paid tribute to Roberto Martinez, the man who replaced the Scot at Goodison Park, Sky Sports understands.
The two sides meet at Old Trafford tomorrow evening, with the Merseyside club currently sitting three places and two points above United with thirteen games played.