May 31 2015

Mata hails “fantastic” Herrera

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:23 pm

Manchester-United-v-ArsenalJuan Mata has hailed Ander Herrera’s first season at Manchester United as “fantastic”, praising the former Athletic Bilbao’s man contribution.

The Spaniard struggled to cement a place in the team earlier in the season but went on to establish himself as a vital cog in Louis Van Gaal’s side, contributing at both ends of the pitch as United clinched a fourth-spot finish.

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May 31 2015

Rio: “Fergie the greatest ever British manager”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:01 am

01580-mainmedimageRio Ferdinand announced his retirement from professional football on Saturday after an 18-year-long career.

The former United defender, who won six Premier League titles, one Champions League, three League Cups and one FA Cup during his 12 years at Old Trafford, paid tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson as he announced the decision to hang up his boots.

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May 28 2015

Young reveals secret behind his successful season

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:01 pm

Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Barclays Premier LeagueAshley Young has revealed the secret behind his excellent season was that he had enjoyed playing football again.

After a troubled campaign during which he became a pantomime villain, the former Aston Villa was arguably United’s biggest success story this season, featuring regularly and impressively in Louis Van Gaal’s side.

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May 26 2015

United linked with La Liga trio

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 5:21 pm

JS50127310The curtain might have just come down on the Premier League season, but the transfer rumours have already clicked into gear and, unsurprisingly, Manchester United are right in the thick of it.

United have been linked with a host of players over the last couple weeks and while two of them – Gareth Bale and Mats Hummels – have already ruled themselves out of the running, Louis Van Gaal has seemingly focused on three names for the time being.

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May 26 2015

United will let Di Maria leave only if he asks

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 1:58 pm

5540fbce4a95e_dggdManchester United will not sell Angel Di Maria unless the Argentine demands to be sold, as the former Real Madrid man remains an important figure in Louis Van Gaal’s plans.

Arrived at Old Trafford for a club-record fee of £59.7m after playing a pivotal role in Real Madrid’s quest for a 10th European Cup, Di Maria hit the ground running before his season soon petered out amid a catalogue of injury problems and growing rumours linking him with a move to PSG.

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May 26 2015

United are two signings away from the title

Tag: Manchester United News @ 1:22 pm

Wayne RooneyWayne Rooney believes Manchester United are two signings away from being a serious contender for the league title next season.

United ended their campaign with a 0-0 draw at Hull on Sunday, finishing 17 points behind Chelsea in Louis Van Gaal’s first season at Old Trafford and although they qualified for the Champions League, they will have to negotiate a potentially tricky playoff in August.

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May 25 2015

10 talking points from United’s season

Tag: Manchester United,Opinion Piece @ 11:55 am

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-City-Premier-LeagueManchester United’s stalemate draw at Hull brought the curtain down on Louis Van Gaal’s first season at the club. Following nine months of highs and lows, United are again on the Champions League’s doorstep after a year-long hiatus and, so far, it is a case of job done for the Dutchman.

However, while United have laid the foundations for their future, a lot of work remains to be done if Van Gaal is to transform his side from also-rans to title challengers in 2015-16.

Here’s five positives and five negatives from this season.

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May 24 2015

United confirm Falcao exit

Tag: Transfer Stories @ 12:41 pm

Manchester-United-v-Arsenal (2)Manchester United have told Radamel Falcao that he will not be at Old Trafford next season, as the club has chosen not to sign the Colombian on a permanent deal.

Ian Ladyman of the Daily Mail reported on Sunday that the 29-year-old has been informed by the club he will be let go in the summer, after failing to impress during his loan spell this season.

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