Sep 15 2015

Young willing to replace Rooney

2463Ashley Young has said he’s willing to replace the injured Wayne Rooney and play as a striker, should he be asked to do so by Louis Van Gaal.

United face PSV Eindhoven in Holland on Tuesday, as they return to the Champions League after a season-long absence but they will be without their injured captain for the second consecutive game.

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Sep 15 2015

LVG: “I don’t know if United are good enough for the Champions League”

4096Louis Van Gaal has admitted he does not know whether Manchester United will be good enough to progress past the Champions League group stage.

United return to European football’s elite competition for the first time after a season-long hiatus but while they look a stronger side than they did under David Moyes, Van Gaal, who won the tournament with Ajax in 1995 and reached the final with Bayern in 2010, said his side were untested at this level.

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Sep 15 2015

Tactics Board- Another roll over Liverpool

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Old Trafford – 12 September 2015

Both Manchester United and Liverpool came into this derby game with questions. United lost to Swansea 2-1, before the international break. They’ve floundered in a domestic season in which sterile possession has been the norm, a lack of striking options and £38 million spent on a 19-year old striker with 52 Ligue 1 appearances to his name. Liverpool came in with their own problems, a lack of incision in attack and a confused identity as their fans wait to see if Brendan Rodgers could find the form that led them to second in the league 2 seasons ago. Continue reading


Sep 14 2015

Carrick “We didn’t know much about Martial”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:07 am

Liverpools-Simon-Mignolet-009Michael Carrick has admitted him and most of his teammates didn’t know much Anthony Martial when the Frenchman arrived at Old Trafford on deadline day.

However, after the 19-year-old marked his debut with a fine goal against Liverpool on Saturday, Carrick said the squad has taken notice of the youngster’s potential.

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Sep 13 2015

Henry: “I loved Martial’s goal”

Manchester-United-vs-LiverpoolThierry Henry has hailed Anthony Martial’s debut for Manchester United as a “great way” for the Frenchman to announce himself.

The 19-year-old, the world’s most expensive teenager, made his first appearance for United as he came on as 65th minute substitute and scored his side’s third goal with a wonderful solo finish.

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Sep 11 2015

The best and the worst of the last 5 United vs Liverpool at Old Trafford

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 2:46 pm

Juan_Mata_3137752bManchester United host Liverpool today, as English football’s biggest rivalry resumes yet again, with the visitors arriving at Old Trafford after suffering defeats home and away last season.

United enter the contest with a strong home record against their arch-rivals, having won four of their last five games against Liverpool on home turf. Here’s a reminder of what Old Trafford has witnessed over the last five seasons of this fixture.

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Sep 11 2015

De Gea signs new United deal

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David De Gea has signed a new four-year deal at Manchester United, bringing one of the most tedious and bizarre transfer sagas in recent years to an end.

The Spaniard had refused to extend his current deal, which would run out at the end of next season, and looked poised to join Real Madrid on deadline day, only for the move to collapse at the eleventh hour.

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Sep 10 2015

LVG: “I bought Martial for the next United manager”

Tag: Manchester United @ 10:28 am

CN1JXsvWoAAZFbcLouis Van Gaal has described the fee Manchester United paid for Anthony Martial as “ridiculous”, adding the price tag was evidence of the “crazy world we are in”.

The United manager added that the French striker was signed for his long-term potential, rather than as ready-made solution, explaining he sanctioned the transfer as he believes Martial will be a powerful asset in the hands of his eventual successor in the Old Trafford dugout.

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