Feb 18 2015

Young: “United have their mojo back”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 8:46 am

143519Manchester United’s new-found resilience could prove crucial if they’re to end an 11-year drought and clinch the FA Cup this season, says Ashley Young.

On Monday night, United beat Preston 3-1 to book a place in the quarter finals, meaning they’ve now lost just once – to Southampton in January – in the 19 games in all competitions they’ve played since 2 November.

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Feb 17 2015

Herrera praises “United’s fantastic support”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 2:28 pm

10366211_10155207316600717_263300380222058487_nAnder Herrera has praised United’s travelling support, describing them as “fantastic” in the wake of United’s 3-1 win at Preston in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Some 5,000 Reds made the trip to Deepdale on Monday night, supporting the team in a typically loud, boisterous, fashion.

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Feb 17 2015

Van Gaal praises team spirit

Tag: Manchester United News @ 11:23 am

JS57007385Louis Van Gaal praised Manchester United’s team spirit after his side overturned a 1-0 deficit to beat Preston 3-1 on Monday night, securing a spot in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

After a sluggish first 45 minutes, United fell behind early in the second half but rallied to recover through goals from Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and a late Wayne Rooney penalty and the United manager was particularly pleased with his team’s reaction.

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Feb 16 2015

Young tips Di Maria to succeed at United

Tag: Manchester United News @ 1:56 pm

Di-MariaAshley Young has insisted that Angel Di Maria was a great signing for Manchester United and that he will show his real quality and become a star at Old Trafford.

Since joining United from Real Madrid for a club record fee in the summer, Di Maria has failed to reach the heights of his days at the Bernabeu and, after a promising start to the campaign, the Argentine has struggled for consistency.

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Feb 16 2015

LVG keen to sign central midfielder

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:10 am

Wayne Rooney 2014Louis Van Gaal is determined to sign a creative midfielder in the summer and reiterated he’s chosen to deploy Wayne Rooney in midfield because of the need to ensure stability in the middle of park.

United spent £58m on Angel Di Maria and £29m on Ander Herrera last summer, but with the former struggling for form and the latter almost systematically ignored by Van Gaal, Rooney has found himself in midfield on a permanent basis since the turn of the year.

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Feb 15 2015

LVG: “Rooney is United’s best striker”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:14 am

Manchester-United-v-Hull-City-Premier-LeagueLouis Van Gaal has admitted that Wayne Rooney is Manchester United’s best striker but that he’s forced to deploy him in midfield, because of the contribution the United captain offers in that particular role.

Van Gaal’s comments came a couple of days after he admitted that Rooney had failed to impress when deployed as defensive midfielder against Burnley.

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Feb 11 2015

LVG: “Rooney has a future up-front”

Tag: Manchester United News @ 10:33 am

Wayne Rooney 2014Louis Van Gaal has said that Wayne Rooney still has a future as a striker at Manchester United, despite having been deployed as central midfielder since the turn of the year.

After scoring eight goals and assisted four in the first 14 league games of the season, Rooney’s form has dropped since Van Gaal decided to deploy him deeper to accommodate Robin Van Persie and Radamel Falcao up-front.

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Feb 11 2015

Scholes slams ‘bizarre’ LVG

Tag: Manchester United News @ 9:13 am

promo247844285Paul Scholes has described Louis Van Gaal’s reaction to Sam Allardyce’s jibe as “bizarre”, adding that the reaction was not suited to a Manchester United manager.

Following United’s last minute equaliser against West Ham on Sunday, Allardyce slammed United as a “long ball” team, only for Van Gaal to produce a dossier in Tuesday’s press conference showing that Allardyce’s comments were baseless.

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