Jan 26 2015

Nani: “United want me back”

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 8:51 am

Champions-League-Round-UpNani has claimed Manchester United are keen for him to return to Old Trafford on a permanent basis once his loan to Sporting Lisbon expires.

The 28-year-old was allowed to join his former club on loan in August, as Louis Van Gaal deemed him surplus to requirements, but the Portuguese insists he’s still wanted by United and that he’s been ensured he has a long-term future at Old Trafford.

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Jan 25 2015

Five things we’ve learnt from Cambridge vs United

Tag: Match Reports,Opinion Piece @ 5:51 pm

JS55200766On a weekend when the “magic of the FA Cup” was alive and well, Manchester United did their best to ensure the underdogs had their 90 minutes of fame as they stumbled to a rather embarrassing 0-0 draw at Cambridge. United have, of course, suffered cup humiliations against lower sides before, but the abject performance on Friday night was a new low in a season that continues to deliver much less than what it had promised.

Here’s five things we’ve learnt from Friday night.

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Jan 22 2015

Irwin backs United cup run

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:08 am

Yeovil-v-Manchester-UnitedDenis Irwin has said he believes Louis Van Gaal could steer United to Wembley this season and end an 11-year drought in the FA Cup, but added United won’t hit top gear until next season.

United have not won English football’s oldest trophy since defeating Millwall 3-0 in Cardiff in 2004, before tasting defeat 12 months later against Arsenal and in 2007 against Chelsea, but Irwin insisted the current squad has all the required credentials to go all the way in the competition.

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Jan 22 2015

Blind urges fans to keep faith with LVG

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:55 am

West-Bromwich-Albion-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueDaley Blind has urged United fans to keep the fans with Louis Van Gaal, insisting the Dutchman will get things right at the club and ensure United will challenge for trophies again.

The former Ajax man drew comparison with Holland’s performance at the World Cup, where Van Gaal steered a largely unfancied team to the semifinal and, ultimately, to third place after defeating Brazil in the third spot playoff.

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Jan 20 2015

Zaha unsure over future

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:39 am

82403-lshWilfried Zaha has admitted he remains unsure about his future, claiming that he’d be open to a permanent return to Crystal Palace as doubts remain over his chances of making the cut at United.

Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in January 2013 after impressing with Palace, Zaha was left on loan with the South London outfit for the remainder of the season, helping them to promotion before arriving at Old Trafford at the beginning of last season.

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Jan 20 2015

United deny making defender bid

Tag: Transfer Rumours @ 9:25 am

Manchester-United-v-Valencia-Pre-Season-FriendlyManchester United have denied making a bid for Valencia defender Nicolas Otamendi, despite rumours suggesting the Argentinian had been identified as the man to bolster United’s defence this season.

On Monday, Valencia claimed they had received a £27m offer for the defender but refused to specify which club was behind the bid, sparking speculations it was United, as Louis Van Gaal looks to bolster his defensive options.

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Jan 19 2015

Falcao’s fitness no longer an issue

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:38 am

Queens-Park-Rangers-v-Manchester-United-Premier-League (1)Radamel Falcao has insisted his injury problems are a thing of the past and that he’s fit and raring to go for United, adding that he remains confident goals will soon start flowing.

The Colombian failed to score against QPR on Saturday after twice being brilliantly denied by Robert Green but, despite not finding the net, he looked sharp and much more at ease than he had done at any other stage this season.

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Jan 19 2015

LVG: “Fans can’t choose tactics”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:01 am

Queens-Park-Rangers-v-Manchester-United-Premier-LeagueLouis Van Gaal has said that he won’t listen to the fans’ opinions when it comes to picking his team, for it’d be impossible to take into account the views of 600m supporters.

United fans chanted “four-four-two” early in the second half against QPR on Saturday, as they made clear they wanted to see United reverting to a more traditional system, having badly struggled with a 3-5-2 formation in the first half. However, Van Gaal said that despite the improved performance in the second half, he will not cave in to fans’ pressure and will continue to choose the system he deems more suited to the occasion.

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