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 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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Jan 16 2015

Shaw: “I didn’t know how big United were until I signed”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 1:55 pm

Luke-Shaw-Man-UtdLuke Shaw has admitted he hadn’t grasped the size of Manchester United until he signed for the club last summer and insisted his meteoric rise from Southampton to United via the England World Cup squad will not distract him.

“You don’t actually know how big it is until you sign for it – around the whole world, the fan base and everything,” Shaw said in an interview with the Guardian, in which he discussed his rise from promising teenager to England international within the last 18 months.

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Jan 13 2015

LVG’s philosophy lost in translation

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:30 am

Manchester-United-vs-Southampton-All-the-action-from-Old-Trafford (2)Lou Macari and Ron Atkinson have criticised Manchester United’s performance against Southampton on Sunday, claiming that Louis Van Gaal must ensure his philosophy translates to results on the pitch.

Despite having an almost fully-fit squad for the first time in months, United conjured to deliver arguably their worst performance of the season, failing to register a single shot on goal as Southampton ran out deserved winner, after Dusan Tadic made the most of some typically catastrophic defending.

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Jan 13 2015

Carrick reveals disappointment

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:59 am

Manchester-United-v-Southampton-Premier-LeagueMichael Carrick has revealed the disappointment inside the dressing room after United saw their 10-match unbeaten run come to an end against Southampton on Sunday.

United delivered an utterly abysmal display, struggling to unlock Southamtpon’s brilliantly organised back four and failing to register a single shot on target, as Ronald Koeman’s man leapfrogged on the table to go third. The result saw the media pile pressure on Louis Van Gaal, whose insistence on deploying 3-5-2 system is yet to bear fruits.

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Jan 07 2015

Rooney scoops award

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:06 am

Manchester-United-v-NewcastleWayne Rooney has been voted Manchester United’s Player of the Month for December, as United ended 2014 in third place on the table on the back of an eight-game unbeaten league run.

With 46% of the votes Rooney finished just ahead of Michael Carrick and Ashley Young, both influential figures during United’s streak which included six consecutive wins across the last two months of 2014.

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Jan 06 2015

Moyes: “Januzaj reminds me of Cruyff”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:23 pm

70921.3David Moyes has compared Adnan Januzaj to Johan Cruyff, claiming the Belgian is a special player, who’s mature despite his young age and desperate to succeed.

Januzaj has had limited opportunities under Louis Van Gaal this season but was arguably the only positive of Moyes’ spell in charge at United, as the Belgian established himself as one of the best young players in the Premier League and earned himself a spot in Belgium squad for the World Cup.

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