David Beckham has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should return to Manchester United on his hands and knees, if he ever decides to leave Real Madrid.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Portuguese has again been linked with a move back to Old Trafford after refusing to rule out he might leave Real Madrid in the future. Chelsea and PSG have also been billed as possible destinations but Beckham, who will play at Old Trafford on Saturday, believes there’s only one place Ronaldo should head to.
Manchester United have been dealt a serious injury blow after Michael Carrick was stretchered off the pitch just before the end of England’s friendly against Spain.
The United midfielder appeared to turn his ankle and could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson hinted he might have suffered ligament damage.
Ander Herrera has praised Louis Van Gaal as a very demanding manager, adding his relationship with the Manchester United manager remains positive, even though the Spaniard has often been overlooked for selection.
Despite impressing when given the chance, Herrera has struggled to secure a spot in the starting XI given Van Gaal’s preference for adopting a system that includes two holding midfielders. However, the former Athletic Bilbao man said the Dutchman was the right man to take United onto the next level as the players clearly enjoy working with him.
Ander Herrera has heaped praise on David De Gea, describing his teammate as a “genius” and reiterating he was very happy to see him staying at Old Trafford last summer.
De Gea looked set to leave Manchester United before transfer deadline day, only for his proposed move to Real Madrid to collapse at the eleventh hour, leading to a heated confrontation between the two clubs, who blamed each other for the failure to reach an agreement.
Since arriving from Southampton in the summer, Morgan Schneiderlin has been one of Manchester United’s most consistent performers this season, justifying the fee Louis Van Gaal paid for him.
The Frenchman’s no-nonsense approach has injected a new lease of life into United’s midfield, which had for too long gone without a midfielder capable of winning possession with impressive regularity, even though he rarely grabs the headlines.
Louis Van Gaal has warned England boss Roy Hodgson that it would premature to hand Jesse Lingard an England cap ahead of next summer European Championships.
The 22-year-old has delivered a couple of really encouraging performances after been given a spot in the starting XI by Van Gaal and scored his first ever goal for the club with a brilliantly taken finish against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Louis Van Gaal has hinted he would rather promote youngsters through the ranks at Manchester United than simply splashing out big fees on proven players.
The Dutchman has spent £250m in his first two transfer windows since arriving at Old Trafford in July last year but, despite fears he might veer away from the club’s ethos of handing young players a chance, he’s promoted a number of players from the youth ranks into the first team.
Chris Smalling has admitted that working as a unit has been the key behind Manchester United’s excellent defensive record this season.
For all their issues in the final third of the pitch, United have been rock-solid at the back, something few would have predicted when Louis Van Gaal failed to recruit the world class centre-back many thought his side needed in the summer.