Dec 30 2015

Smalling: “United are playing for their future”

Eden+Hazard+Chris+Smalling+Manchester+United+N9Fqxauw9PblChris Smalling has admitted his teammates and him are playing for their future as the uncertainty surrounding Louis Van Gaal’s destiny lingers on.

United recorded an eight consecutive game without a win on Monday as they were held 0-0 at home by Chelsea, although their improved performance offered a glimmer of hope to fans and players alike.

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Dec 29 2015

Scholes: “United need Rooney to be aggressive”

Manchester-United-v-Chelsea (7)Paul Scholes has claimed that Wayne Rooney is a much better and more efficient player when he plays with a controlled dose of aggression, rather than when he lets games pass him by.

Having been dropped for the game against Stoke City, the United captain produced an improved performance against Chelsea on Monday night, although he still managed to squander a glorious chance late on.

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Dec 29 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Chelsea

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:46 am

Manchester-United-v-Chelsea (6)Manchester United extended their winless run to eight games on Monday, as they drew 0-0 at home against Chelsea in what was considered to be a crucial game for Louis Van Gaal’s future.

Despite dominating for large spells of the game and producing some of the best football Old Trafford has seen during the Dutchman’s tenure, United failed to make their superiority count and are now nine points adrift of league leaders Arsenal and five points¬†below fourth placed City,¬†who have a game in hand.

Here’s five talking points from yesterday.

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Dec 28 2015

Carrick: “Players are behind Van Gaal”

Screen-Shot-2015-12-26-at-15.13.21Michael Carrick has dismissed rumours of a dressing room mutiny, insisting Manchester United players are still fully behind Louis Van Gaal.

The Dutchman is on borrowed time at Old Trafford following four consecutive defeats in all competitions and is widely expected to lose his job, should United fail to beat Chelsea at Old Trafford on Monday.

Carrick, however, said the manager retained his players’ support.

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Dec 23 2015

Mendes: United have not approached Mourinho

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:28 am

jose-mourinhoJorge Mendes, Jose Mourinho’s agent, has dismissed rumours suggesting Manchester United had approached the former Chelsea manager to replace Louis Van Gaal.

With the Dutchman increasingly under pressure after a miserable run of results that has seen United knocked out of the Champions League and then lose consecutive games to newly promoted Bournemouth and Norwich, Mourinho has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since being sacked by Chelsea.

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Dec 22 2015

[POLL]: LVG, Giggs, Mourinho or Pep? Who do you want?

Tag: Manchester United @ 10:42 am

With Louis Van Gaal increasingly under pressure and Jose Mourinho available, what should Manchester United do?

Dec 22 2015

Ferguson could decide LVG future

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:41 am

Manchester-United-v-Norwich-City-Premier-LeagueSir Alex Ferguson will help Manchester United’s board in deciding Louis Van Gaal’s future and to choose the Dutchman’s potential successor.

With the United manager increasingly under pressure, the board is said to be considering his future, particularly given Jose Mourinho is available after being fired by Chelsea, while Pep Guardiola confirmed he will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

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Dec 20 2015

Van Gaal: “We can bounce back”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:50 am

Manchester-United-v-Norwich-City-Premier-League (1)Louis Van Gaal has urged Manchester United to remain professional as they aim to bounce back from shocking back-to-back defeats against newly-promoted Bournemouth and Norwich.

Saturday’s 2-1 loss against Norwich, the first time the Canaries won at Old Trafford since the 1980s, piled further pressure on Van Gaal and his team, with both falling way short of expectations at the moment.

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