Ander Herrera has echoed the thoughts of most United fans by admitting he would prefer United to be drawn away in cup competitions.
Louis Van Gaal’s side welcome Sheffield United in the third round of the FA Cup this afternoon but the Spaniard, who has previously spoken of his admiration for United’s travelling support, said he would like United to play away from home if they beat the League One side.
Manchester United are still capable to win a trophy this season and lifting some silverware could serve as a springboard for them, according to Louis Van Gaal.
United have not lifted a trophy since winning the Premier League in the 2012-13 season and have already been knocked out of the Champions League and the Capital One Cup this season, but Van Gaal believes the FA Cup and the Premier League are still on his side’s radar.
Louis Van Gaal wants his players to start showing more aggression too each other, hinting some of them were too soft with their teammates.
United ended an eight-game winless run against Swansea last weekend will reach the fourth round of the FA Cup if they beat Sheffield United at home on Saturday, but Van Gaal said it was too soon to say whether his side was back in form.
Manchester United have recalled Adnan Januzaj from his spell at Borussia Dortmund earlier than expected.
The Belgian, who joined the Bundesliga side on loan in the summer, has returned to Old Trafford after United summoned him back because of a lack of games with the 2013 Champions League runners up.
Manchester United were right to recall Will Keane from his loan at Preston North End, according to United’s U21 coach Tommy Martin.
Keane was allowed to go on loan to the Championship side in the summer before being summoned back to Old Trafford over the festive period, as Louis Van Gaal looks to end his side’s goalscoring problems.
Chris Smalling has admitted the summer speculation linking a number of centre-backs with a move to Manchester United has driven him to step up to the plate.
During the summer, a number of world class defenders, including Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels, were reportedly on United’s radar but in the end Louis Van Gaal opted against signing a centre-back.
Ashley Young believes Manchester United are still in the title race despite being nine points behind Arsenal.
United ended a dismal run of form that has seen them going without a win in eight games in all competition as they beat Swansea 2-1 at home on Saturday, but they remain way behind the league leaders and could be five points off fourth place should Spurs win at Everton today.
Wayne Rooney overtook Denis Law as Manchester United’s second-highest goalscorer as he scored his first goal in two months on Saturday.
The United captain’s brought his goal drought to an end as his side picked up a first win in eight games by beating Swansea 2-1 and Louis Van Gaal was full of praise for the 30-year-old, who has endured a difficult season so far.