Dec 31 2015

Why United need a new manager for 2016

Manchester-United-v-Norwich-City-Premier-LeagueDecember tends to be the time when resolutions for the upcoming year are put in place and the events of the last 12 months are often reassessed.

However, Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United are unlikely to dwell for too long on what this year delivered and will in fact want to bid it as swift a farewell as possible.

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Dec 30 2015

Smalling confident United can build on Chelsea display

Manchester-United-v-Chelsea (5)Chris Smalling is confident that Manchester United can put their dismal run to an end and kick on after a much improved display against Chelsea on Monday.

United extended their winless run to eight games in all competitions and recorded their sixth goalless draw at Old Trafford this season, but the England international insisted back-to-back home games against Swansea and Sheffield United were the perfect chance to get back to winning ways.

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Dec 30 2015

Van Gaal won’t change, says United defender

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:25 am

Manchester-United-v-Chelsea (6)Louis Van Gaal is not going to change his methods but can still turn things around at Manchester United, according to Chris Smalling.

The Dutchman has looked on borrowed time since a dismal December has seen United go eight games without a win in all competition, scoring just once in their last four Premier League games against Bournemouth, Norwich, Stoke and Chelsea.

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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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