Javier Hernandez has accused Real Madrid of not making him feel important during his loan spell at the Bernabeu, adding he was unhappy at the lack of first team opportunities.
The Mexican joined the Spanish giants on loan late in August last year after Louis Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements, but failed to impress at the Santiago Bernabue and has now returned back Old Trafford after Real opted against extending his loan.
Louis Van Gaal has been handed a relatively easy start to the campaign for the second consecutive season, as Manchester United will open their Premier League campaign against Tottenham Hotspur at home, before travelling to Aston Villa the following weekend.
United will then host Newcastle at home before facing Swansea away, hoping to avoid a repeat of last season’s defeat, and will welcome Liverpool on 19 September, followed by a difficult trip to Southampton.
With David De Gea edging closer to a move to Real Madrid with each passing day, it’s almost guaranteed that Manchester United will begin next season with a new goalkeeper but who will replace the Spaniard?
De Gea was named United’s player of the season in the last two campaigns and has emerged as arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, which leaves Louis Van Gaal in a delicate situation as he seeks to avoid a repeat of the scenario that followed Peter Schmeichel’s departure.
United need to replace De Gea with the right goalkeeper and here’s five candidates for the position.
Manchester United have completed the signing of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven. The Dutchman has signed a four-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.
“To play for the biggest club in the world and work with the best manager is a dream come true,” United’s new signing said upon being introduced to the press by Louis Van Gaal.
Memphis Depay has more in common with Cristiano Ronaldo than with Arjen Robben, according to Dutch expert, who claimed Depay’s physical strength and desire to win are similar to the characteristics that have seen the Real Madrid man emerge as one of the world’s best players.
Voetbal International journalist, Thijs Slegers told MUTV that the former PSV Eindhoven man is more similar to the former United number 7 than to his fellow Dutchman.
With the official opening of the transfer window less than a month away, Manchester United have already been linked with a host of players, as Louis Van Gaal is expected to continue his rebuilding process.
However, while there might be a number of players passing through the arrival gates this summer, the departure lounge could be just as busy, as a number of players look set to leave the club.
Here’s five players who could leave United this summer.
Andrea Pirlo has described Paul Scholes as the greatest player he has ever faced, becoming the latest footballer to sing the praise of the former United midfielder.
The Juventus man has been of the best in his role over the last 15 years and on Saturday he will try to add a third Champions League winner’s medal to the two he won with AC Milan, as the Serie A champions face Barcelona in Berlin.
David De Gea can emulate Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar if he chooses to remain at the club, according to Manchester United goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.
The Spaniard was named United’s player of the season for the second consecutive season but has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer, as the Spanish giants look for a replacement for Iker Casillas.