Louis Van Gaal has warned Manchester United will have to pay particular attention to Jamie Vardy when they travel to Leicester tomorrow afternoon.
Claudio Ranieri’s side are surprisingly top of the table with a third of the season already played and the United manager knows all about the threat Vardy poses after the England international scored in Leicester’s win over United last season.
Rio Ferdinand has admitted that Manchester United were a pragmatic side under Sir Alex Ferguson, although they showed more ambition than the current team.
Speaking about the criticism Louis Van Gaal has received this season for what many perceive to be a too rigid and defensive brand of football, Ferdinand revealed United were more concerned with substance than style during Ferguson’s final seasons, but were an altogether more ambitious side.
Jesse Lingard believes Manchester United’s last-gasp win against Watford on Saturday sent out a strong message to their rivals, as Louis Van Gaal’s side looks to be developing the winning mentality it needs.
United were top of the table for a few hours after Troy Deeney’s own goal ensured the Reds picked up maximum points at Vicarage Road and will travel to Leicester next week for what is one of the unlikeliest top of the table matches in recent memory.
Manchester United will be without Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial for their trip to Watford on Saturday, as Louis Van Gaal faces a serious striker shortage.
In his press conference on Friday, the United manager confirmed Martial hasn’t recovered from the knock he took to his left foot against England on Tuesday, while Rooney didn’t train on Thursday because of illness.
Louis Van Gaal has revealed he does “nothing” as Manchester United manager but simply gets paid to delegate tasks to other members of his coaching staff.
Speaking at the annual League Managers Association event on Wednesday night, the Dutchman lifted the lid what it is like to be a modern football manager before, inevitably, touching on his philosophy.
Former Spain midfielder Xavi has admitted he thought Louis Van Gaal was an “idiot” when the Dutchman first arrived at the Nou Camp.
The former Barcelona great was given his chance to cement a place in the Catalan giants’ starting XI by the current Manchester United manager, but he revealed the start of Van Gaal’s adventure with the Blaugrana was far from auspicious.
David Beckham will return to Old Trafford on Saturday night, as he takes the field alongside a host of international stars to raise funds for UNICEF.
The former United midfielder said he’s excited at the prospect of playing on the turf he called home for so long and opened up about his relationship with the club.
David Beckham has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should return to Manchester United on his hands and knees, if he ever decides to leave Real Madrid.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Portuguese has again been linked with a move back to Old Trafford after refusing to rule out he might leave Real Madrid in the future. Chelsea and PSG have also been billed as possible destinations but Beckham, who will play at Old Trafford on Saturday, believes there’s only one place Ronaldo should head to.