Oct 24 2015

LVG: “My players love playing City”

Wayne RooneyLouis Van Gaal has claimed that his players love the challenge posed by playing in a derby, ahead of Sunday’s all-Mancunian affair.

United, who beat City 4-2 in the corresponding fixture last season, welcome the league leaders at Old Trafford tomorrow afternoon knowing that a win would take them above City and the Dutchman has insisted his players relish this kind of occasion.

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Oct 23 2015

Van Gaal hits out at Premier League schedule

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:21 am

Arsenal-vs-Manchester-UnitedLouis Van Gaal has claimed the lack of a winter break in England is detrimental to Premier League teams’ chances of succeeding in Europe.

United have a good chance of progressing to the knockout stage after securing a precious away in Moscow on Wednesday night but the Dutchman insisted English teams were disadvantaged compared to their European counterparts.

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Oct 22 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from CSKA vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 8:16 am

CSKA-Moscow-v-Man-Utd (1)Manchester United returned from the freezing grasp of Moscow with a precious point after they secured a 1-1 draw against CSKA on Wednesday night.

After not even remotely looking at the races for the first 45 minutes, United slowly grew into the game and Anthony Martial’s superbly taken equaliser delivered a point that had seemed unexpected at the break.

Here’s five talking points from last night.

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Oct 21 2015

Rooney: “I’ve got a lot of years ahead of me”

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Wayne Rooney has claimed he feels he has a lot more to give to Manchester United and that he feels fitter than at an any stage in his career.

The England captain, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on Saturday, a day before the Manchester derby, has attracted a lot of criticism for a string of disappointing performances this season but he remains adamant there’s a lot more to come from him and that fitness is not an issue.

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Oct 19 2015

Schweinsteiger hails “unbelievable” fans

Bastian Schweinsteiger hailed Manchester United fans as “unbelievable” after the travelling fans generated a rousing atmosphere at Goodison Park on Saturday.

United clinched their first win away at Everton in four years, as goals from Morgan Schneiderlin, Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney kept them two points behind league leaders City ahead of next week’s derby.

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Oct 19 2015

LVG: “Rooney is an example”

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Louis Van Gaal has hailed Wayne Rooney as an “example” after the Manchester United captain scored against Everton on Sunday.

It was Rooney’s first goal on his former home turf since 2007 and it was the first time the United number 10 had scored away from home in the Premier League in 11 months.

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Oct 18 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Everton vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 10:48 am

Everton-v-Manchester-United (3)Manchester United put the defeat against Arsenal behind them, as they clinched a 3-0 win against Everton after a superb performance at Goodison Park.

On a ground that had rarely been a happy place for United in recent seasons, Louis Van Gaal’s side showed remarkable composure and secured a result that few would have expected ahead of kick-off, which keeps them in touching distance with City ahead of next week’s derby.

Here’s five talking points from Saturday

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Oct 17 2015

A trip to the United burial ground

Tag: Match Preview @ 8:22 am

PSV-Eindhoven-vs-Manchester-United (2)After the start to the season and all the reinvention of the side over the summer the performance against Arsenal was about as disappointing as a dry January with Amy Winehouse.

Lethargic, naïve and amateurish. Like a member of fat fighters being de-flowered, United’s midfield were appalling at the Emirates. They were not alone as there are few who can look back on that performance with any sort of pride. An uncharacteristic lack of character.

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