After United breezed past one mid-table side last weekend with relative ease, fans hope this weekend will be just as formulaic. It is likely that Aston Villa will provide a sterner test than the side that arrived at Old Trafford a week ago, who were what can only be described as a real poverty team.
Although performances haven’t been spectacular, they haven’t needed to be. This would usually be the time the ever insightful pundit Andy Townsend would roll out the cliché, if you can’t be good, be lucky.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Louis Van Gaal as the man United needed to steady the ship following last season’s shambolic performances. The Norwegian labeled Van Gaal as a “breath of fresh air” and said the Dutchman’s charisma and aura will restore a winning mentality at the club.
United have won six games in a row and are the Premier League’s in-form side going into what could turn out to be a crucial Christmas period, as United face Villa, Spurs and Stoke away with Newcastle at home on Boxing Day the only festive fixture at Old Trafford.
Radamel Falcao has admitted that his future at Manchester United remains uncertain but has also insisted that he’s determined to convince the club to offer him a permanent deal.
A muscle injury and a calf problem have limited the Colombian to just three starts and one Premier League goal since his arrival on loan from Monaco on transfer deadline day, but the Colombian he’s out to prove Louis Van Gaal that he deserves a spot in the starting XI.
Wayne Rooney has described David De Gea as the best keeper in the world, after the Spaniard pulled off a string of superb saves to deny Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli on Sunday.
Despite having to play with a different back four almost every game, De Gea’s form this season has been nothing short of outstanding and Rooney was quick to heap praise on his teammate.
Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United can win the Premier League, despite entering the Christmas period eight points behind league leaders Chelsea.
United’s 3-0 thumping of Liverpool was their sixth win in a row and consolidated their third place on the table, but Rooney believes United can now be considered dark horses in the race to the title, after they cut the gap from Chelsea from 13 points to eight in just over two weeks.
This world has seen many atrocities. Natural disasters, genocides, chemical warfare, Kerry Katona. Each as upsetting and as mentally scarring as the last. Features of this existence that make many question whether it’s worth bringing children into this world. Only one event could single headedly overshadow these barbaric occurrences. Leaving them all to pale in significance.
Of course this humanity-destroying, hope-dissolving, prospect-disintegrating event would be Liverpool wining the Premier League title.
Juan Mata is enjoying playing alongside fellow Spaniard Ander Herrera, as the two have renewed a partnership they first forged when playing for Spain U21 team, with which they won the European Championship in 2011.
Following his arrival from Athletic Bilbao this summer, Herrera has appeared eight times for United, playing alongside Mata in each of those occasions and the former Chelsea man told the club’s official website he’s relishing the opportunity of playing alongside the Basque.
Robin Van Persie has said that United are looking forward to play Liverpool on Sunday and will go into the game with confidence sky high after winning five games in a row.
The Dutchman was instrumental on Monday night, scoring both goals as United clinched their second consecutive away win and moved up to third in the table, their highest league position since the first game of last season.