May 04 2015

LVG: “RVP will no longer take penalties for United”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:25 am

robin-van-persie-manchester-united-515062Louis Van Gaal has confirmed both Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie have been axed from the list of penalty takers for the remainder of the season.

Van Persie’s miss condemned United to a 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich on Saturday, their third defeat in a row, and Van Gaal said it will now be up to someone else to step up to the spot.

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May 01 2015

Neville: “Carrick is like Pirlo, Scholes and Busquets”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:32 am

Manchester-United-v-Manchester-City-Premier-LeagueGary Neville has heaped praise on Michael Carrick, describing his former teammate as a combination between Andrea Pirlo, Paul Scholes and Sergio Busquets.

Carrick has been pivotal to Manchester United’s resurgence over the last month and a half but he was badly missed as Louis Van Gaal’s men stumbled to consecutive defeats at Chelsea and Everton.

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Apr 29 2015

Di Maria would have signed for PSG if it wasn’t for FFP

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 5:24 pm

5540fbce4a95e_dggdParis Saint-Germain owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi has claimed that Angel Di Maria would have signed for the French champions last summer, had it not been for UEFA’s Financial FairPlay.

The Argentine became Manchester United record signing when he joined the club in the summer for £60m, but has been repeatedly linked with a move to PSG after failing to impress in his debut season at Old Trafford.

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Apr 29 2015

United put Lloris on “stand-by”

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 5:06 pm

Hugo+Lloris+Tottenham+Hotspur+v+Sunderland+QrjWQyAsZF8lManchester United have put Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on “stand-by” while they wait to see whether David De Gea will remain at Old Trafford beyond the summer.

The Spaniard has been linked with a return to Madrid, with Real Madrid rumoured to be determined to make him Iker Casillas’ successor this summer, which would be a major blow for United given De Gea has been their best player over the last two seasons.

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Apr 29 2015

Rooney’s season could be over

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:26 am

Everton-v-Manchester-UnitedWayne Rooney’s season could be over following the knee injury the Manchester United captain sustained against Everton on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Daily Mirror, United are worried that Rooney, who limped off in the final stages of United’s 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park after colliding with Daley Blind, could miss the remaining four league games with what appears to be a rather serious injury problem.

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Apr 28 2015

RVP wants United stay

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 4:59 pm

robin-van-persie-manchester-united-515062Robin Van Persie is keen to remain at Manchester United for at least another season and has told Louis Van Gaal he’s happy to play second fiddle to Wayne Rooney.

The Dutchman has endured a torrid season, failing to hit the ground running after a reasonably promising World Cup and has only scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in all competitions.

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Apr 26 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Everton vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:07 pm

Everton-v-Manchester-United (1)Manchester United fell to their consecutive defeat at Goodison Park, as they were played off the park by a solid Everton side, as they fell to their worst defeat on the blue half of Merseyside since 1992.

Liverpool’s draw at West Brom yesterday means United are still seven points clear of fifth place, albeit with a game in hand, but with a difficult trip to Crystal Palace and with Arsenal at home still to come, things could get far from comfortable.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Sunday.

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Apr 26 2015

A return to where the old United died

Tag: Match Preview @ 10:59 am

98847There is such a thing as victory in defeat. It has been a long time since United fans felt anything other than utter devastation when losing a football match. The final whistle has usually been greeted by despair, despondency and dismay.

Not last week in South West London.

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