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.
David De Gea says he’s been playing the best football of his career and he’s adamant he will take his sparkling form for Spain back with him to England.
The Spaniard was superb on Monday night, helping his side to clinch a 1-0 win in Ukraine with a number of spectacular saves – he stopped 11 of Ukraine’s shots – that frustrated the hosts as the defending European champions ended their qualifying campaign on a high.
With limited options in defence, could Phil Jones finally fulfil his potential? As the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal suggested, all is not rosy at the heart of Manchester United’s defence. After an extremely impressive start to the season, United’s back four were left badly exposed.
Phil Jones is fully fit for the first time this season, which could result in Daley Blind being moved to left back in Luke Shaw’s absence, a position he flourished in during the second half of last season. With Chris Smalling looking more and more assured in the heart of the defence, what has United’s other young English centre back got to offer?
David De Gea has said the saga linking him with a move to Real Madrid last summer is now behind him and has thanked the fans for their support.
The Manchester United keeper looked set to return to the Spanish capital before the end of the trasfer window, with Real Madrid adamant to secure his services after he refused to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi has claimed Louis Van Gaal is underrated, insisting the Dutchman will win a trophy at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard first broke into Barcelona’s first team when Van Gaal chose to promote him to the senior side and went on to play two seasons under the former Holland manager.
David Beckham believes Louis Van Gaal has Manchester United on the right track and that trophies will soon return to Old Trafford.
United have not won a trophy since they clinched a 20th league title in May 2013 but Beckham said his former side was making progress under Van Gaal, even though they suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat at the Emirates on Sunday.
David Beckham has suggested Wayne Rooney should follow Ryan Giggs’ example and adapt his style of play, if he is to extend his career and overcome his recent struggles.
The Manchester United captain has scored just one Premier League goal since 4 April and has been consistently disappointing this season, coming under fire for a series of below par performances, while Louis Van Gaal’s refusal to drop him has also been scrutinised.
Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the decision to appoint David Moyes as his replacement, even though the former Everton manager lasted only nine months at Old Trafford.
In an interview with the BBC as part of the BBC’s new documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success, the former United manager yet again insisted the process that led to Moyes’ appointment in July 2013 was extremely thorough and was a decision taken by the whole club.