Nov 25 2014

Giggs reveals last season’s problems

Tag: Manchester United News @ 7:11 am

Louis van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs of Manchester United watch their team train in LARyan Giggs has admitted his last season as Manchester United player was an extremely complicated time, as the team he’s spent his whole career at badly struggled under David Moyes.

Giggsy said that seeing United in such difficult and unfamiliar territory was made even more complicated by his new role as player-coach and by not having Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford for the first time in his career.

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Nov 24 2014

Young praises defensive duo

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:29 am

CS73191557Goal-celebrationAshley Young has praised Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair for their performance against on Saturday, singling out the two young defenders for producing a “resilient” performance as United clinched their first win of the season away from home.

Having weathered a torrid first 25 minutes, United gradually grew into the game before scoring twice in the second half, as Arsenal’s tactical naivety was exposed by United’s counterattacking football.

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Nov 23 2014

Top four spot a “minimum”, says United defender

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:30 pm

PAY-Arsenal-v-Manchester-UnitedChris Smalling has conceded that Manchester United should be higher on the table but insisted that, after clinching their first away win of the season, things were looking up for Louis Van Gaal’s side.

United secured their first win on the road of the campaign after a 2-1 win against Arsenal at the Emirates and Smalling, who had been the pantomime villain in the derby earlier this month, was among the best players on the pitch, as United withstood Arsenal’s pressure and pounced on the counter.

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Nov 23 2014

LVG: “I’d have been called crazy had we lost”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 4:00 pm

PAY-Arsenal-v-Manchester-UnitedLouis Van Gaal has admitted he’d been branded as “crazy” had United failed to win against Arsenal on Saturday, where the Dutch manager chose to deploy a three-man defence.

United had started their season with a 3-5-2 formation, which was subsequently shelved as players looked far from comfortable with it until the trip to the Emirates, where United’s back three comprised Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett.

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Nov 20 2014

“Dat Guy” has no regrets about leaving United

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:53 am

downloadDanny Welbeck has revealed leaving Manchester United for Arsenal was the right thing to do and that he has had no regrets about leaving Old Trafford since he completed his move to the Emirates.

On Saturday, the 23-year-old will face United for the first time since his move to Arsenal, as his Louis Van Gaal’s men travel to the Emirates for their first game after the international break, hoping to clinch their first away win of the season.

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Nov 20 2014

Nani not keen on United return

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:34 am

800x537xreu_2146033.jpg.pagespeed.ic.iQ0vmaUOUcNani has admitted he might not return to Manchester United once his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon ends, as he feels his first team opportunities would be limited at Old Trafford under Louis Van Gaal.

The Portuguese left United in the summer to return to his former club on a season-long loan and his performances for Sporting led to speculations that he might be recalled to Old Trafford as early as in January. The 28-year-old, however, is reluctant to leave Lisbon behind, for he’s finally found regular first team football.

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Nov 18 2014

LVG’s snub was “a mistake”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:39 am

800x537xreu_2146033.jpg.pagespeed.ic.iQ0vmaUOUcLouis Van Gaal made a mistake by allowing Nani to return to Sporting Lisbon on loan, according to a former director of the Portuguese club.

Paulo De Alvandro, a former director of the Lisbon club, has claimed that Nani is one of the best players to have arrived at Sporting over the last couple of years and that United made a mistake by allowing him to leave Old Trafford in the summer, particularly as the Portuguese international had appeared regularly throughout pre-season.

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Nov 14 2014

Falcao gamble will pay off

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:36 am

1415902879394_wps_23_MANCHESTER_ENGLAND_OCTOBEColombia manager Jose Pekerman has said that Radamel Falcao will soon return to form and show the Premier League what he’s made of, insisting the United striker was always going to need time to adjust to a new style of football.

Having missed games against West Brom, Manchester City and Crystal Palace, the Colombian is likely to sit out United’s trip to the Emirates after the international break, prompting many to question whether the former Atletico Madrid striker will ever return to full fitness.

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