Carlo Ancelotti has admitted “every manager” in the world would be interest in managing Manchester United, adding he is likely to return to management in the summer.
The former Chelsea manager has been without a job since he was sacked by Real Madrid at the end of last season, despite leading the Spanish giants to a 10th European Cup in the 2013-14 campaign, and has been among the managers linked with a move to United once the Louis Van Gaal era comes to an end.
Louis Van Gaal has said tonight’s game against Wolfsburg is the biggest game he’s faced since taking charge of Manchester United 18 months ago.
Unless CSKA Moscow can hold PSV Eindhoven to a draw in Holland, United know they will have to win away at Wolfsburg if they’re to secure a spot in the knockout stages of the competition. The Russian side can not qualify for the round of 16, although beating PSV would clinch a Europa League spot for them.
Manchester United have confirmed Morgan Schneiderlin and Wayne Rooney will miss the Champions League game against Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones, Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera have also not traveled with the team, which sees the surprise inclusion of Nick Powell just over a week since he made his first appearance of the season for the reserves after a lengthy spell on the sideline.
Louis Van Gaal admitted he was baffled by the fans’ reaction during United’s 0-0 draw against West Ham on Saturday.
United have been heavily criticised for their style of football this season but against Slaven Bilic’s side they created numerous chances and had 21 shots, although they simply could not put the ball in the back of the net.
Chris Smalling has defended the Manchester United fans who booed the team off the pitch after yet another goalless draw on Saturday.
United spurned the chance of going top of the league as they could not breach West Ham’s defence and some of the fans made their frustration clear at the final whistle.
Louis Van Gaal revealed his frustration as Manchester United failed to take advantage of their rivals dropping points on Saturday.
Manchester City and Chelsea both lost but United could only muster a 0-0 draw against West Ham, which left them three points behind league leaders Leicester and only three points clear of fifth placed Spurs.
Wayne Rooney will miss tomorrow’s game against West Ham United with a “nasty” ankle injury, Louis Van Gaal confirmed during his press conference on Friday.
Rooney’s injury is hardly going to be cause of much concerns among United fans given his dismal performances this season, although it is the latest setback for Van Gaal, who earlier this week lost Marcos Rojo to a serious shoulder injury.
Rio Ferdinand believes Gary Neville could become a successful manager at Valencia, hinting that Manchester United will do well to keep track of their former captain’s progress in Spain.
The former England international admitted Neville’s task won’t be easy at the Mestalla but insisted his former teammate could surprise a few observers and even put himself in the frame for the manager role at Old Trafford.