Dec 08 2014

Falcao must get used to life on the bench

Tag: Manchester United News @ 6:59 am

1415902879394_wps_23_MANCHESTER_ENGLAND_OCTOBELouis Van Gaal has said that Radamel Falcao must adapt to his substitute role until he regains full fitness and that he will not start at Southampton tonight.

The Colombian has scored just once since arriving on loan from Monaco and was only used as a substitute against Hull and Stoke City after missing over a month with a calf injury.

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Dec 07 2014

Saints or sinners? United look to extend winning run

Tag: Match Preview @ 5:27 pm


The only way to start this preview is to simply to say, even Liverpool beat this lot.

Something that after last season is said with immense satisfaction. Part of the reason for this satisfaction is that last season this fixture would have been labelled a “mid table clash” with very little consequence. Arsenal and Liverpool fans revelled in United’s mediocrity. Twelve months later this fixture rolls around again, but this time it is a key 90 minutes in the battle for the top four.

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Dec 03 2014

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs Stoke

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 9:31 am

Manchester-United-v-Stoke (1)It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of imagination. In fact it was dire for large spells of the game and the last 120 seconds were downright frightening, but Manchester United have a fourth consecutive win under their belt after beating Stoke 2-1 and more reasons to be confident ahead of two testing fixtures.

That it was achieved without Wayne Rooney and Angel Di Maria and while annoying Mark Hughes, made it even better

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Dec 02 2014

Four good reasons for United to kick on

Tag: Match Preview @ 9:16 am

Manchester-United-v-Hull (1)Whisper it, but United might be on the way to redemption. They’re not quite there, of course, but November was as encouraging a month as we had witnessed since lifting the trophy in May 2013. Three games, nine points, two clean sheets and a first away win, all while United’s direct rivals for fourth place – which, like it or not, is the only realistic target for this season – dropped points, allowing Louis Van Gaal’s troops to sneak into the top four.

Beating the likes of Crystal Palace and Hull City at home should be a routine exercise for United, but if last season taught us anything is that nothing should be taken for granted and, therefore, November’s mini-revival was more than welcome, particularly as it’s been achieved with a squad ravaged by injuries.

A win against Stoke would lift United within one point of third place, ahead of Southampton’s trip to the Emirates tomorrow night, but Mark Hughes’ men are likely to prove a sterner test than Hull did on Saturday.

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Dec 02 2014

United’s forgotten man wants first team football

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:33 am

chicharito-javier-hernandez-real-madrid_3198642Javier Hernandez has admitted he might need to find himself a club capable of guaranteeing him first team football next season, after Real Madrid turned down the chance to make his loan deal permanent.

The Mexican was shipped out by Louis Van Gaal this summer but has managed only 10 appearances in all competitions for the European champions, with Carlo Ancelotti opting against signing him the Mexican, who insisted he remains concentrated on doing well for his current club.

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Dec 01 2014

De Gea scoops award

Tag: Manchester United News @ 5:17 pm

1203791-25145109-2560-1440David De Gea has been named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for November, further proof that the Spaniard is finally beginning to receive the credit he deserves.

The United keeper kept two clean sheets in three games in January, remaining unbeaten at home against Crystal Palace and Hull and conceding just one against Arsenal, as United clinched their first away win of the season. At the Emirates, De Gea was outstanding as United withstood an early onslaught from Arsenal, with the Spaniard pulling off a couple of superb saves to keep the Gunners at bay.

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Dec 01 2014

United consider defender move in January

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 4:51 pm

Club-Atletico-de-Madrid-v-Malmo-FF-UEFA-Champions-LeagueDiego Godin is the latest defender to be linked with a move to Manchester United, as Louis Van Gaal looks to address his defensive crisis in the January transfer window.

According to reports on today’s Daily Mirror, the Atletico Madrid defender has been monitored by United’s scouts, though it remains difficult to see how the Colchoneros would be happy to part ways with one of their main men, who’s under contract with the current La Liga defending champions until 2018.

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Nov 30 2014

Five things we have learnt from United vs Hull City

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:15 am

Manchester-United-v-Hull (1)A third win in a row, a second clean sheet in the last three matches and yet more encouraging signs for Louis Van Gaal. Here’s five things we have learnt from United’s 3-0 win against Hull.

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