Denis Irwin believes that Luke Shaw needs a consistent run in the side to show what he’s capable of and that, despite a stop-start season, he has the potential to become a key player of Louis Van Gaal’s side.
Shaw excelled at Chelsea on Saturday, in what was only his 13th league start of the season and his first appearance since 9 March and the former United left-back believes the youngster will prove he was worth the £27m United paid for him.
Manchester United have made an official approach for PSV Eindhoven’s winger Memphis Depay, the Dutch club confirmed on Monday.
The newly-crowned Eredivisie champions said that United had opened negotiations with PSV over the signing of the 21-year-old Dutch international, who has also attracted interest from Liverpool and Paris Saint Germanin.
Martin Samuel, the Daily Mail’s chief sports writer, believes that Gareth Bale would win Manchester United the title next season if they signed him.
The Welshman has been linked with a return to the Premier League in the summer after a difficult second season at Real Madrid, with the former Spurs man criticised for a lack of goals and repeatedly booed by the Santiago Bernabeu crowd.
Manchester United’s six-game winning run came undone at Stamford Bridge, as Eden Hazard’s goal put Chelsea one step closer to the Premier League title.
United have not won against Chelsea in their last eight meetings in all competitions but, despite a lengthy injured list, they gave a good account of themselves and were unlucky to leave West London empty handed.
Here’s five talking points from Saturday.
Louis Van Gaal has urged his Manchester United side to control the game for the whole 90 minutes, claiming that despite their recent run of form United can still improve.
Van Gaal’s men travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday to face league leaders Chelsea having won their last six league games, which has seen them consolidate their third spot on the table.
Right, after Van Gaal’s press conference it is looking more desperate than Piers Morgan’s Tinder profile. And although recent news today has revealed United’s backline to be more decimated than the homes of Iraqis after 2003, there absolutely is reason for hope this weekend.
Tomorrow’s trip to Stamford Bridge has had United fans flip flopping more than Nick Clegg on whether to let David Cameron use his mouth or his backside. But United fans have plenty of reasons to be hopeful for this weekend’s trip to London.
David De Gea has been shortlisted for the this year’s Professional Footballers’ Association’s Players’ Player of the Year award.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has been arguably the best interpreter of the role this season, appearing in all 32 league games they’ve played so far and conceding a mere 30 goals, a record bettered only by Chelsea and Southampton.
The other nominees are Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Alexis Sánchez.
Wayne Rooney has said he decided to deliver team talks as he felt the responsibility of captaining Manchester United and had to galvanise the team.
Louis van Gaal said Rooney’s team talk helped helped his side on to beat Tottenham last month, while Daley Blind said the 29-year-old rallied the troops ahead of last Sunday’s derby by speaking with them about previous derby defeats.