Sep 16 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from PSV vs United

PSV-Eindhoven-vs-Manchester-United (1)Manchester United’s return to the Champions League did not turn out to be the night to remember they had hoped for, as they relinquished a 1-0 lead to lose 2-1 against PSV Eindhoven, while Luke Shaw suffered an horrendous injury.

After a season-long absence from European football’s elite competition, United took the lead in the first half and were in control for large spells of the game but only have themselves to blame for returning from Holland empty handed.

Here’s five talking points from Tuesday night.

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Sep 15 2015

Shaw suffers double-leg fracture

3000Manchester United have confirmed that Luke Shaw has suffered a double fracture of his right leg, following an horrendous injury against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.

The United left-back went to ground after a strong challenge from PSV’s Hector Moreno after what immediately looked to be a serious injury and had to be carried off the pitch while receiving oxygen.

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Sep 15 2015

Memphis vows to celebrate against his former club

Manchester-United-vs-Club-BruggeMemphis Depay has said facing his former club in the Champions League tonight will be “special” but has vowed to celebrate should he score against PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutchman joined PSV Eindhoven when he was 12-year-old before moving to Old Trafford this summer after winning the Dutch Eredivisie in his final season at the club, PSV’s first league title since 2008.

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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

Tactics BoardManchester United [3] vs [1] Liverpool
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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