Louis Van Gaal made a mistake by allowing Nani to return to Sporting Lisbon on loan, according to a former director of the Portuguese club.
Paulo De Alvandro, a former director of the Lisbon club, has claimed that Nani is one of the best players to have arrived at Sporting over the last couple of years and that United made a mistake by allowing him to leave Old Trafford in the summer, particularly as the Portuguese international had appeared regularly throughout pre-season.
Manchester United look set to test Athletic Bilbao’s resolve in January with an offer for 20-year-old defender Aymeric Laporte, who’s also on Arsenal and Chelsea’s radar.
According to reports in some of today’s newspapers, United have moved ahead of their rivals in the chase for the young centre-back after contacting Athletic via intermediaries – here’s hoping they weren’t the same who tried to finalise the deal for Ander Herrera in the summer of 2013 – as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.
Colombia manager Jose Pekerman has said that Radamel Falcao will soon return to form and show the Premier League what he’s made of, insisting the United striker was always going to need time to adjust to a new style of football.
Having missed games against West Brom, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, the Colombian is likely to sit out United’s trip to the Emirates after the international break, prompting many to question whether the former Atletico Madrid striker will ever return to full fitness.
Juan Mata has claimed that David Moyes failed at Manchester United because he was unlucky and that the Scotsman’s work ethic will see him succeed at Real Sociedad.
Having been fired in April after just 10 months at Old Trafford, Moyes was today unveiled as the new Real Sociedad boss, after signing a 18-month deal with the Basque outfit, currently 15th in La Liga.
At long last Manchester United might be edging closer to offload Anderson on their books once and for all, with, rather incredibly, two clubs interested in the Brazilian.
According to the Daily Mirror, United are prepared to allow Anderson to leave for free in January, even though his contract doesn’t expire until the end of the season, such is the desire to finally get rid of the Brazilian.
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed that Angel Di Maria is prone to “lose control” at times, insisting the Argentinian has a tendency to misplace passes.
“People should think twice before saying that James can fill Di María’s boots because they’re very different players. Di María could take matches by storm with his energy, but he also used to lose control sometimes, misplacing important passes,” Ancelotti said.
Louis Van Gaal has admitted system changes at Manchester United have been far from ideal this season and have hampered his side’s chances of climbing up the table.
The Dutchman, however, insisted that third change in formation this season was forced upon him by a series of injury, rather than out of tactical belief and hinted that United might revert to a different system, as the current formation has seen goals drying up.
In May last year Yannick Bolasie tore past Glenn Johnson, exposing him for the over weight, overrated and over priced footballer he really is. Powering into the penalty area and whipping in a delightful cross for Dwight Gayle to stab into the net, willed on by United fans across the globe, and in doing so destroying all hope for Liverpool fans that it might finally be their year.
Make us dream, scousers whispered into their tear soaked Luis Suarez jerseys, possession of which was soon to become as painful as waking up to another day in Liverpool.