Jan 22 2015

Blind urges fans to keep faith with LVG

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:55 am

West-Bromwich-Albion-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueDaley Blind has urged United fans to keep the fans with Louis Van Gaal, insisting the Dutchman will get things right at the club and ensure United will challenge for trophies again.

The former Ajax man drew comparison with Holland’s performance at the World Cup, where Van Gaal steered a largely unfancied team to the semifinal and, ultimately, to third place after defeating Brazil in the third spot playoff.

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Jan 20 2015

Zaha unsure over future

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:39 am

82403-lshWilfried Zaha has admitted he remains unsure about his future, claiming that he’d be open to a permanent return to Crystal Palace as doubts remain over his chances of making the cut at United.

Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013 after impressing with Palace, Zaha was left on loan with the South London outfit for the remainder of the season, helping them to promotion before arriving at Old Trafford at the beginning of last season.

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Jan 20 2015

United deny making defender bid

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:25 am

Manchester-United-v-Valencia-Pre-Season-FriendlyManchester United have denied making a bid for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, despite rumours suggesting the Argentinian had been identified as the man to bolster United’s defence this season.

On Monday, Valencia claimed they had received a £27m offer for the defender but refused to specify which club was behind the bid, sparking speculations it was United, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.

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Jan 19 2015

Falcao’s fitness no longer an issue

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:38 am

Queens-Park-Rangers-v-Manchester-United-Premier-League (1)Radamel Falcao has insisted his injury problems are a thing of the past and that he’s fit and raring to go for United, adding that he remains confident goals will soon start flowing.

The Colombian failed to score against QPR on Saturday after twice being brilliantly denied by Robert Green but, despite not finding the net, he looked sharp and much more at ease than he had done at any other stage this season.

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Jan 19 2015

LVG: “Fans can’t choose tactics”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:01 am

Queens-Park-Rangers-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueLouis Van Gaal has said that he won’t listen to the fans’ opinions when it comes to picking his team, for it’d be impossible to take into account the views of 600m supporters.

United fans chanted “four-four-two” early in the second half against QPR on Saturday, as they made clear they wanted to see United reverting to a more traditional system, having badly struggled with a 3-5-2 formation in the first half. However, Van Gaal said that despite the improved performance in the second half, he will not cave in to fans’ pressure and will continue to choose the system he deems more suited to the occasion.

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Jan 18 2015

Five things we have learnt from QPR vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 11:57 am

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini celebrates his goal against QPR in the Premier LeagueManchester United put last week’s defeat against Southampton behind them with a 2-0 win at QPR but things were far from being as straightforward as the scoreline suggests. United toiled in the first half and would have probably been behind had it not been for a couple of superb saves from David De Gea, though they looked a complete different side in the second half and managed to clinch their third away win of the season.

Here’s five things we have learnt from Saturday.

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Jan 16 2015

Shaw: “I didn’t know how big United were until I signed”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 1:55 pm

Luke-Shaw-Man-UtdLuke Shaw has admitted he hadn’t grasped the size of Manchester United until he signed for the club last summer and insisted his meteoric rise from Southampton to United via the England World Cup squad will not distract him.

“You don’t actually know how big it is until you sign for it – around the whole world, the fan base and everything,” Shaw said in an interview with the Guardian, in which he discussed his rise from promising teenager to England international within the last 18 months.

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Jan 16 2015

LVG to be handed another £150m?

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 7:52 am

1321107-28415392-1600-900Louis Van Gaal could be given another £150m to further bolster his squad, according to some of today’s back pages. Van Gaal and Ed Woodward are due to meet on Friday to discuss the club strategy in the coming summer transfer window but the United manager could even try to add a signing this month.

According to the Daily Mirror, the man Van Gaal is desperate to add to his squad this month is Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels, who’s long been linked with a move to United. The Germany international stated last summer that he had no intention of leaving the Westfalenstadion but with Dortmund enduring a torrid season, he could well become the latest high profile figure to leave the Bundesliga club.

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