Aug 27 2015

United handed boost by Champions League draw

9985Manchester United can count themselves moderately satisfied after been drawn with PSV Eindhoven, CSKA Moscow and Wolfsburg in Group B of the 2015-16 Champions League.

After beating Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate, the Reds made their return to the group stage after a season-long absence.

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Aug 26 2015

LVG: “United better at defending than at going forward”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:56 am

Manchester-United-v-Newcastle-United (2)Louis Van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United are better without the ball than with it, insisting that the defensive solidity United have shown so far was extremely important.

The Dutchman has attracted criticism for a style of football that is perceived to be too rigid and not as expansive as fans demand, but the former Holland manager claimed defensive organisation was just as important as scoring goals.

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Aug 13 2015

Fast start crucial for United

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:25 pm

Manchester-United-vs-TottenhamLouis Van Gaal has admitted finding the balance between getting results and ensuring new signings had time to gel was a difficult task.

Speaking before United’s trip to Villa Park tomorrow night, the United manager stressed the need for his side to negotiate the opening games of the season to ensure the new arrivals had time to understand the dynamics of the new club.

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Aug 13 2015

LVG: “De Gea still has problems”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:16 pm

293450b2-7152-46e4-8fa4-1e0ddc44255f-2060x1236David De Gea will not be in the squad for Manchester United’s trip to Aston Villa, Louis Van Gaal confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

In his pre-match press conference, the United manager said the Spaniard will sit out United’s second game of the season as he still suffered from “the same problem”.

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Aug 13 2015

LVG not bothered by critics

Tag: Manchester United News @ 3:09 pm

Manchester-United-in-SeattleLouis Van Gaal has dismissed criticism by former Barcelona player Hristo Stoichkov, saying he did was not bothered by the Bulgarian’s words.

Earlier this week, the former Barcelona and Parma star claimed that Van Gaal would “ruin” Pedro if the 27-year-old was to move to Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window.

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Aug 06 2015

United’s potential Champions League opponents

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:56 am

Manchester-United-009Manchester United will face one between CSKA Moscow, Lazio, Club Brugge, Monaco or Rapid Vienna in a two-legged tie Champions League playoff.

The complicated format of the Champions League means United enter the competition at the final playoff stage,which is split between the “champions” route – for teams who have won their national title – and “league” route, for those who haven’t.

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Aug 03 2015

Man Utd transfer roundup: Di Maria and Rafael to leave

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:45 pm

Man Utd transfer roundup: Di Maria and Rafael to leave

Here is the latest Manchester United transfer news and gossip.

Monday was dominated by two players who are set to leave Old Trafford in the coming days – Angel di Maria and Rafael.

Di Maria has been pictured in Doha ahead of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, while Lyon have confirmed Rafael will join on a four-year deal.

As for incomings, Ed Woodward has reportedly flown out to Barcelona to complete a deal for Spanish forward Pedro.

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There were hopes that he would be joined by Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos but a fresh report from Deportes claims that he will instead sign a new long-term deal with the Spanish club.

Meanwhile, PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that he could have played his last game for the Parisians.

It is an interestingly timed comment given Di Maria’s impending move to PSG and the fact that Louis van Gaal hinted he is in the “process” of signing a mystery player last month. Could he be coming to Old Trafford? Probably not, but one can dream!


Aug 03 2015

Silva: “PSG are a step up from United”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:44 pm

4599879PSG defender and Brazil captain Thiago Silva believes Angel Di Maria will make a step up once he formalises his move to the French champions.

The Argentine underwent a medical ahead of a proposed £44.3m transfer to the French capital and Thiago Silva welcomed his soon-to-be teammate by claiming the former Real Madrid man was moving to a bigger club.

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