Nov 14 2015

United dealt injury blow

Spain-v-EnglandManchester United have been dealt a serious injury blow after Michael Carrick was stretchered off the pitch just before the end of England’s friendly against Spain.

The United midfielder appeared to turn his ankle and could be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson hinted he might have suffered ligament damage.

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Nov 12 2015

Fans’ favourite has no issues with LVG

Everton-v-Manchester-United (4)Ander Herrera has praised Louis Van Gaal as a very demanding manager, adding his relationship with the Manchester United manager remains positive, even though the Spaniard has often been overlooked for selection.

Despite impressing when given the chance, Herrera has struggled to secure a spot in the starting XI given Van Gaal’s preference for adopting a system that includes two holding midfielders. However, the former Athletic Bilbao man said the Dutchman was the right man to take United onto the next level as the players clearly enjoy working with him.

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Nov 12 2015

De Gea is a genius, says Herrera

46669461Ander Herrera has heaped praise on David De Gea, describing his teammate as a “genius” and reiterating he was very happy to see him staying at Old Trafford last summer.

De Gea looked set to leave Manchester United before transfer deadline day, only for his proposed move to Real Madrid to collapse at the eleventh hour, leading to a heated confrontation between the two clubs, who blamed each other for the failure to reach an agreement.

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Nov 11 2015

United midfielder not seeking spotlight

Everton-v-Manchester-United (2)Since arriving from Southampton in the summer, Morgan Schneiderlin has been one of Manchester United’s most consistent performers this season, justifying the fee Louis Van Gaal paid for him.

The Frenchman’s no-nonsense approach has injected a new lease of life into United’s midfield, which had for too long gone without a midfielder capable of winning possession with impressive regularity, even though he rarely grabs the headlines.

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Nov 10 2015

Van Gaal warns England over youngster

Manchester-United-v-West-Brom (1)Louis Van Gaal has warned England boss Roy Hodgson that it would premature to hand Jesse Lingard an England cap ahead of next summer European Championships.

The 22-year-old has delivered a couple of really encouraging performances after been given a spot in the starting XI by Van Gaal and scored his first ever goal for the club with a brilliantly taken finish against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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Nov 09 2015

Smalling reveals secret of United defensive record

Manchester-United-FC-v-VfL-Wolfsburg-UEFA-Champions-LeagueChris Smalling has admitted that working as a unit has been the key behind Manchester United’s excellent defensive record this season.

For all their issues in the final third of the pitch, United have been rock-solid at the back, something few would have predicted when Louis Van Gaal failed to recruit the world class centre-back many thought his side needed in the summer.

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Nov 06 2015

United defender determined to seize chance

MRojo031115Marcos Rojo is determined to make the left-back position his own, insisting he’s desperate to make the most of the opportunity handed to him by Luke Shaw’s serious injury.

With the former Southampton man in fantastic form at the start of the season, Rojo looked set for a place on the bench, with some rumours going as far as suggesting the Argentina international could even leave Old Trafford after just one season. However, Shaw’s season-ending injury against PSV Eindovhen has given Rojo an unexpected route back into the starting XI and he shown the kind of consistent form that Louis Van Gaal demanded.

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Nov 03 2015

LVG: “Rooney is an example”

Crystal-Palace-vs-Manchester-UnitedLouis Van Gaal has yet again come out in defence of Wayne Rooney, claiming the Manchester United captain should not simply be judged on his contribution in front of goal.

Rooney has scored just two Premier League goal this season so far and has come  under intense scrutiny for a series of disappointing performances, which have seen fans calling for him to be dropped. Van Gaal, however, insisted the 30-year-old was being unfairly criticised. 

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