Jan 07 2015

Rooney scoops award

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:06 am

Manchester-United-v-NewcastleWayne Rooney has been voted Manchester United’s Player of the Month for December, as United ended 2014 in third place on the table on the back of an eight-game unbeaten league run.

With 46% of the votes Rooney finished just ahead of Michael Carrick and Ashley Young, both influential figures during United’s streak which included six consecutive wins across the last two months of 2014.

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Jan 06 2015

Moyes: “Januzaj reminds me of Cruyff”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:23 pm

70921.3David Moyes has compared Adnan Januzaj to Johan Cruyff, claiming the Belgian is a special player, who’s mature despite his young age and desperate to succeed.

Januzaj has had limited opportunities under Louis Van Gaal this season but was arguably the only positive of Moyes’ spell in charge at United, as the Belgian established himself as one of the best young players in the Premier League and earned himself a spot in Belgium squad for the World Cup.

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Jan 06 2015

United to sell striker in the summer

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 10:55 am

chicharito-javier-hernandez-real-madrid_3198642Javier Hernandez will leave Manchester United this summer, regardless of what happens to Radamel Falcao, with Louis Van Gaal adamant that the Mexican is now surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.

According to a report in the Telegraph, Chicharito will be allowed to leave at the end of the season even if United choose not to make Falcao’s move to Old Trafford permanent, with the on-loan Colombian striker set to cost the club in the excess of £40m.

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Jan 06 2015

Fletcher out to end Cup hurt

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:07 am

Manchester-United-v-Crystal-Palace-Premier-LeagueDarren Fletcher has said him and his teammates are desperate to lift the FA Cup this season, 11 years on since they last lifted English football’s oldest trophy.

Fletcher was in the squad that beat in the final Millwall in 2004, but tasted the feat against Arsenal 12 months later and was on the losing side against Chelsea in the first final at the new Wembley stadium in 2007. That was the last occasion United reached the final, before twice falling in the semifinal in 2009 and 2011 and Fletcher insists United have to put the record straight this season.

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Jan 06 2015

Gerrard: “I had a United shirt as a kid”

Tag: Miscellany @ 8:57 am

Steven Gerrard has been pretty much on every single newspaper over the last couple of days, since he announced his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season and relocate to the MLS.

It turns out that the last bastion of proper football, the Liverpool icon and just about to the greatest player to have ever played the sport, wasn’t such a keen Liverpool fan when he was younger and even had a United shirt.

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Jan 05 2015

Five things we have learnt from Yeovil vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:28 pm

Yeovil-v-Manchester-United (1)After getting knocked out in the third round last season, United managed to book a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup but only after struggling than expected against League One side Yeovil Town.

It might have been United’s 11th consecutive game unbeaten but that was just about the only positive to take away from a trip to Devon. Here’s five things we have learnt from Sunday’s 2-0 win.

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Jan 05 2015

LVG wrong to complain about fixtures pile-up

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:22 pm

Aston-Villa-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueHolland legend and former Barcelona manager Johann Cruyff has said Louis Van Gaal has made a mistake by choosing to criticise the hectic festive season programme in English football, given he’s the one who chose to manage an English club.

Van Gaal said that the number of games teams were forced to play during the Christmas period had a negative impact not only on players’ fitness and teams’ results but also on the supporters.

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Jan 03 2015

All or nothing for United in the cup, says LVG

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:32 am

Aston-Villa-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueLouis Van Gaal has warned Manchester United that they face an “all or nothing” scenario when they face League One side Yeovil Town in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

With seven wins in their last 10 Premier League games, United travel to Huish Park as the overwhelming favourites and the Dutchman has stressed they “will go into the match fully prepared” to avoid any potential upsets.

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