Oct 19 2015

LVG: “Rooney is an example”

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Louis Van Gaal has hailed Wayne Rooney as an “example” after the Manchester United captain scored against Everton on Sunday.

It was Rooney’s first goal on his former home turf since 2007 and it was the first time the United number 10 had scored away from home in the Premier League in 11 months.

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Oct 18 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Everton vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:48 am

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Manchester United put the defeat against Arsenal behind them, as they clinched a 3-0 win against Everton after a superb performance at Goodison Park.

On a ground that had rarely been a happy place for United in recent seasons, Louis Van Gaal’s side showed remarkable composure and secured a result that few would have expected ahead of kick-off, which keeps them in touching distance with City ahead of next week’s derby.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday

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Oct 17 2015

A trip to the United burial ground

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:22 am

PSV-Eindhoven-vs-Manchester-United (2)After the start to the season and all the reinvention of the side over the summer the performance against Arsenal was about as disappointing as a dry January with Amy Winehouse.

Lethargic, naïve and amateurish. Like a member of fat fighters being de-flowered, United’s midfield were appalling at the Emirates. They were not alone as there are few who can look back on that performance with any sort of pride. An uncharacteristic lack of character.

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Oct 16 2015

United made offer for Barcelona star

466722320-1Neymar’s dad has confirmed that Manchester United did submit a bid to Barcelona during the transfer window last summer.

In the final weeks of the transfer window, rumours suggesting United might be plotting a sensational move for the Brazil striker intensified, as Ed Woodward and Louis Van Gaal looked to secure a star signing before the transfer deadline.

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Oct 16 2015

Martial scoops prize

Barclays-POTM-2JPGAnthony Martial has won the Premier League’s Barclays Player of the Month award for September, after making an impressive start to his Manchester United career.

The 19-year-old arrived at Old Trafford on deadline day, with fans sneering at Louis Van Gaal’s decision to sign an unknown teenager rather than an established international, while pundits and media had a field day as they criticised United for spending £36m on the Frenchman.

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Oct 15 2015

Rooney backed to start scoring again

Manchester-United-v-Sunderland (3)Wayne Rooney will soon rediscover his form and embark on a goalscoring run, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

The United captain has become England’s all time top goalscorer earlier this season but has endured a torrid time at club level, scoring just one Premier League goal so far.

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Oct 14 2015

United’s summer signing has “attitude problem”

Manchester-United-vs-Club-BruggeFormer Holland international Youri Mulder has claimed Memphis Depay has an attitude problem, suggesting “people” at Old Trafford were beginning to show signs of frustration with the youngster.

Depay left PSV Eindhoven for United last summer in a £27.5m deal but has so far failed to replicate the sparkling form that inspired his former side to the Eredivisie title last season.

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Oct 14 2015

Fergie: “United can win the league”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:51 am

Man-Utd-vs-Ipswich-Capital-One-Cup (1)Manchester United have a chance to win the Premier League title this season but Louis Van Gaal’s new signings need more time to settle into a new reality, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.

United, who are two points adrift of league leaders Manchester City after suffering an embarrassing 3-0 defeat away at Arsenal before the international break, face a difficult trip to Goodison Park on Saturday as they aim to reverse a trend that has seen them losing their last three league games on the blue half of Merseyside.

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