January 14th, 2015 by index
Louis van Gaal has said that he expects Manchester United to hit the former heights in 2015.
The Dutchman watched his team only get a 0-0 draw against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. This was the final match of 2014 and one that allowed United’s rivals like Arsenal and Liverpool to close the gap on the top four. Despite this draw, Van Gaal says that he can be very happy with the way his team have improved over the last few months. After struggling with consistency in the first few months of Van Gaal’s regime, United are up into the top three going into 2015.
Even though the trail leaders by more than 10 points, Van Gaal says that he will not give up on the title unless it is mathematically impossible to win it. This has also been the opinion of many United players like van Persie, who has been in great form in the last few matches. Van Gaal was highly critical of the Premier League’s decision to give three matches in the space of a week during Christmas. He says that it has not provided his team with enough recovery time and this was one of the reasons for their poor second half performance against Tottenham.
“We are improving every week. Of course we will get better in 2015 so watch. Next season it will be a true Louis Van Gaal team.When you can’t win these type of matches when you’re the better team, it’s very difficult to be the champion at the end of the season.When you don’t reward yourself, normally the opponent wins. In the second half it wasn’t football anymore. It was a struggle for life. You also need a little fortune,” said Van Gaal after the draw with Tottenham just two days after the match on Boxing Day.
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December 13th, 2014 by index
A few days ago David Moyes was confirmed to be the new manager of Real Sociedad. The Scottish coach spent less than 1 year in charge of Manchester United after he was sacked due to disappointing and embarrassing results which concluded in a season that the Premier League club failed on winning any major trophies and losing consistently.
During the unveiling of David Moyes as the new coach of Real Sociedad, he took the chance to talk about Manchester United and Moyes hopes that Louis van Gaal can be given enough time to develop the Premier League club and turn it into the title winning team that it was some time ago.
“I still stand by what I said at the time that I was not given enough time at United to succeed or fail. I think there was nothing wrong with how we worked and everyone can see that whoever is in charge at Manchester United, it is quite a long job to do things. Nine months would never be enough time for any manager.I think everybody could see that Manchester United was job that was going to take longer to fix than maybe some people thought’’
“It’s really important now they make sure they give Louis van Gaal plenty of time to get the job done. Because that’s what is needed.” David Moyes said as he stated that coaching a big club such as Manchester United is not an easy task and it takes time for the positive results to show.
Louis van Gaal decided to step down from coaching the Netherlands national football team and take control of Manchester United and the Dutch manager has stated that this has been his toughest job in his entire career and this is coming from a man that has been in charge of top clubs such as: Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
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October 30th, 2014 by Liam
Louis van Gaal has offered the free agent Victor Valdes a chance for him to fully recover from his anterior cruciate ligament injury and get fit under the supervision of the medical staff of Manchester United.
The Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been a free agent ever since his contract with Barcelona reached its end in March and now the experienced is left without any clubs and to make matters even worse, he is injured.
With this offer from Louis van Gaal, Victor Valdes is expected to complete his recovery at a faster pace as he will have all the help from the medical staff and facilities of Manchester United until he gets fully recovered.
A club statement read: “Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has offered the 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a chance to complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury and to work his way back to fitness with the club. Valdes, a free agent, will have his recovery supervised by the United medical staff before training with the first team, as he bids to regain full fitness.”
It is rumored that Liverpool is interested in signing Victor Valdes as soon as he finishes his recovery and is able to perform in a match. A move to Liverpool would be the best option for Valdes as that’s a club that can match his wages and salary.
Manchester United or Louis van Gaal are not expected to offer Valdes a contract and turn him into a player of the club in itself as the Premier League club already have David de Gea, the Spanish goalkeeper is considered to be one of the best players in his position and he is already being labeled to be the successor of Iker Casillas for Spain even though de Gea is only 23 years old.
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