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.
Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Gary Neville to be a success in his new job as Valencia manager, adding the former United captain has everything it takes to make an excellent manager.
Neville was a surprise choice for the La Liga club, although Fergie believes Valencia have made the right choice by appointing the England coach, who has all the qualities a coach needs to succeed.
Following Gary Neville’s surprising appointment as Valencia manager, United have sent a good luck message to their former captain.
Neville, who will officially take charge of Valencia on 6 December, will remain part of the England coaching team and some have already speculated managing the La Liga outfit is the first step towards landing the United job one day.