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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Sep 10 2015

United players “confronted Van Gaal” over training methods

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:44 am

2BAFC8BA00000578-3212002-image-m-11_1440620816668Louis Van Gaal was confronted by a delegation of senior Manchester United over his “rigid training methods”, according to a report published by The Times on Thursday.

A number of the more experienced players are understood to have held talks with the United manager to discuss the training approach and the perceived rigidity in the tactics that have restrained United to a mere three goals in their first four Premier League games.

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Sep 09 2015

Charlton: “Great to see a United player breaking my record”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:03 am

England-v-SwitzerlandSir Bobby Charlton said he was delighted the record of being England’s all-time top scorer has remained with a Manchester United player.

Wayne Rooney overtook Charlton as England’s most prolific goalscorer as he scored in the 2-0 win on Tuesday night and Sir Bobby admitted that while he was disappointed to lose the record, the blow was softened as the man who broke his record plies his trade at Old Trafford.

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Sep 08 2015

Rooney: “Fergie is the greatest manager ever”

Manchester-United-v-Swansea-City-Premier-LeagueWayne Rooney has described Sir Alex Ferguson as “the greatest manager of all times” and dismissed the well-documented row he had with his former manager as “having different opinions”.

After his final home game in charge of United, Ferguson accused Rooney of having handed in a second transfer request in three years, hinting the striker had not been happy at being played in a role he did not consider his own.

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Sep 07 2015

United dealt injury blow

michael-carrick-man-utd_3347545Manchester United have been dealt a injury blow ahead their match against Liverpool on Saturday, after Michael Carrick was forced to withdraw from the England squad.

The 34-year-old, who has played in all of United’s four Premier League fixtures so far this season, was expected to feature for England against Switzerland on Tuesday but has left the camp with an unspecified injury and could be in doubt for United’s meeting with Liverpool at the weekend.

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Sep 04 2015

Perez: “United lack transfer experience”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:57 am

293450b2-7152-46e4-8fa4-1e0ddc44255f-2060x1236Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has accused Manchester United of lacking experience in the transfer market, as he hinted United should shoulder responsibilities for the collapse of David De Gea’s transfer.

Perez revealed he was left frustrated by United’s behaviour, claiming it took them over eight hours to return the required paperwork to Real Madrid, which also prevented Madrid’s keeper Keylor Navas from joining United.

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Sep 02 2015

Mata: “De Gea is relaxed and calm despite transfer issue”

Football Manchester United v ArsenalJuan Mata has said that David De Gea is “calm” and “relaxed” despite the collapse of his proposed transfer to Real Madrid.

De Gea looked poised to move to the Santiago Bernabeu on Monday night, only for the deal to fall through after the paperwork was not submitted in time, leading both clubs to blame each other for the mishap.

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Sep 02 2015

Why keeping De Gea could shape United’s future

Tag: Opinion Piece @ 7:41 am

Football Manchester United v ArsenalEd Woodward is a divisive figure among Manchester United fans. Formerly a man who seemed completely out of his depth when it came to getting transfer deals done, he went through a resurrection of sorts over the last 2 summers. But it is his handling of the non-sale of David de Gea that may prove to be his greatest contribution to the club.

The Woodward era has not been smooth sailing by any means, resembling a rollercoaster more often than not. There were the ups of signing world class superstars Angel di Maria and Bastian Schweinsteiger, the clearing of deadwood and then, there were the considerable downs of unnecessarily paying an extra £4 million for Marouane Fellaini or missing out on Pedro.

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