Nov 16 2015

Xavi: “I thought Van Gaal was an idiot”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:27 pm

Manchester-United-v-West-BromFormer 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.

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Nov 14 2015

Beckham: “United was the best part of my career”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:50 am

David-BeckhamDavid 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.

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Nov 14 2015

Beckham: “Ronaldo should crawl back to United”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:43 am

Cristiano_Ronaldo_512589aDavid 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.

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Nov 10 2015

Van Gaal keen to invest on youth

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:51 am

Manchester-United-v-West-BromLouis Van Gaal has hinted he would rather promote youngsters through the ranks at Manchester United than simply splashing out big fees on proven players.

The Dutchman has spent £250m in his first two transfer windows since arriving at Old Trafford in July last year but, despite fears he might veer away from the club’s ethos of handing young players a chance, he’s promoted a number of players from the youth ranks into the first team.

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Nov 09 2015

LVG keen to sign winger in January

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:02 am

PSV-Eindhoven-vs-Manchester-United (2)Louis Van Gaal is expected to be in the market for a winger in January, after revealing he deems United in need of pacy wide players capable to make a difference.

United bolstered their attacking options by signing Anthony Martial on deadline day but the Frenchman isn’t a traditional winger, even though he’s been deployed out wide by Van Gaal a number of times so far this season, while Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata aren’t traditional wingers either.

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Nov 06 2015

Ronaldo: “United not on the same level they were under Fergie”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:59 am

RoManchester United are not on the level they were six years ago as the retirement of experienced players has hurt them badly, according to Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former United number seven said United have changed since Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure and while Louis Van Gaal has steadied the ship since arriving at the club, a lot of work remains to be done.

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Nov 04 2015

Van Gaal unfazed by boos

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:44 am

Manchester-United-vs-CSKA-Moscow-Champions-League-group-stageLouis Van Gaal said he was unfazed by the criticism aimed at his decision of replacing Anthony Martial and keeping faith with Wayne Rooney on Tuesday night.

The United manager’s decision to replace the Frenchman with Marouane Fellaini halfway through the second half with the score still 0-0 was soundly booed by a large section of fans. However, Van Gaal feels his decision was vindicated as Rooney secured United’s winner shortly afterward.

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Nov 03 2015

Former United winger slams “disgusting” Van Gaal tactics

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:41 am

Arsenal-vs-Manchester-UnitedFormer Manchester United midfielder Andrei Kanchelskis has dismissed Louis Van Gaal’s tactics as “disgusting”, accusing the Dutchman of forcing his players to play like robots.

United have failed to score in their last three consecutive games and Kanchelskis, who watched United’s 1-1 draw against CSKA Moscow two weeks ago, was extremely critical of his former side.

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