Roy Keane has branded Wayne Rooney as “awful” and said the Manchester United striker should take a long look at himself after his side failed to score against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.
United’s 0-0 draw against the Dutch champions has seriously jeopardised their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League as they will need to beat Wolfsburg away in their final group game in two weeks to go through, as PSV are expected to beat CSKA Moscow at home.
PSV Eindhoven will unveil a banner in support of Luke Shaw when they face United at Old Trafford this evening.
The England international suffered a season-ending injury when the two side met in the first game of the Champions League group stage earlier this year, as an horrendous challenge from Alberto Moreno left Shaw with a broken leg.
David De Gea has backed Memphis Depay to haunt his former club on Wednesday night when PSV Eindhoven travel to Old Trafford in the Champions League.
On Saturday, the Dutchman was handed a first start since United suffered a 3-0 defeat at the Emirates in October and he seized his chance beautifully, scoring United’s first goal in their 2-1 win at Watford and looking a more confident player than he had done at any stage over the last two months.
Juan Mata is confident Manchester United can take an important step forward in what promises to be a very delicate week for Louis Van Gaal’s side.
On Wednesday, United welcome PSV knowing that a win would secure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League, before travelling to top of the table Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
Louis Van Gaal has heaped praise on Memphis Depay after the Dutchman scored his first goal in two months as United beat Watford 2-1 on Saturday.
With Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney out through injury and illness respectively, Van Gaal deployed Memphis as a striker, a decision that was immediately rewarded after the former PSV man put United ahead within 10 minutes.
Belgium manager Marc Wilmots has advised Marouane Fellaini to leave Manchester United in January or else he could jeopardise his spot in the national team ahead of the European Championships next summer.
After a difficult debut campaign, Fellaini seemed to have turned his United career around last season when he established himself as a regular in the starting XI but the Belgian has since fallen off the radar, starting only one Premier League game and two League Cup matches so far this season.
David Beckham has urged Memphis Depay to use the number 7 shirt as a motivation to rediscover his form, adding the Dutchman had the potential to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors.
Since joining from PSV Eindhoven in the summer, the Dutchman has failed to live up to his £27.9m price-tag, with some suggesting the youngster could be the latest player to fall victim of the added pressure that comes with wearing the number 7 shirt at Manchester United.
Manchester United have been dealt yet another injury blow as Anthony Martial left Wembley on crutches on Tuesday night, after he suffered a knock to his left foot.
United had already lost Michael Carrick in this international break, after the England midfielder looked to have twisted his ankle against Spain last week but Martial’s absence could be a lot harder to absorb, given the Frenchman’s impact since joining from Monaco on deadline day.