Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal stated that he will still be managing Manchester United next season irrespective of what happen until the end of the season.
The Dutchman claims that he still has the full backing of the club owners and that he will remain until the end of his contract.
There is news that Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has personally assured Louis van Gaal that he will be the manager next season despite the fact that many Manchester United fans want to see changes at Old Trafford. Fans argue that van Gaal is not up to the standard and that the club will not progress under his reign.
The Dutchman told reporters that he wanted only a two-year contract with the Red Devils, but it is the United board that has insisted on giving him a three-year contract. Van Gaal said that rebuilding a team take time and this is why he was given 3 years to achieve it. There is no shortcut to making a big club and fans will have to wait to see the best of Manchester United.
According to him, fans should compare the squad that he had at the start of his reign to the one now especially in terms of age rather than just judging on the results.
He said that he wants to honor the remaining part of his contract before deciding about his future and that he want to be judged at the end of the campaign.
Manchester United, who is currently fifth in the table, is pushing for a Champions League place and will want to win against Leicester City so as to keep their dream alive. They will also feature in the FA Cup final against Crystal Palace later in May.
Manchester United player Memphis Depay showed off his hard work on his fitness as the speculations that the winger could be sold this summer increases. The player seems to be keen on staying at the club, despite a disappointing debut season at Old Trafford in the last campaign.
The player who is only 22 years old made the move to the club from PSV Eindhoven for £25m last season. He only managed to score seven goals in 45 appearances for the club. He struggled a lot with form and has been linked with a move away from the club, especially as Jose Mourinho takes over. He was even omitted from United’s FA Cup final squad in May under former coach Louis van Gaal. read more …
English fans are reportedly having concerns about the conduct of their hosts Russia, if they were to qualify for the World Cup Russia. The concerns are based on the coordinated attacks in France at the ongoing Euro 2016 tournament. The violence in the first two games was so much that some fans were alleged to have said they would never go to Russia if their country qualified to watch the tournament, out of safety concerns.
The build-up to the last group game between England and Slovakia was relatively peaceful. The first two games were brutal. read more …
Ander Herrera says that Manchester United will make everything they can to delay Leicester City from winning the Premier League title.
Both sides will meet at Old Trafford over the weekend, and the United players are keen to make life difficult for the league leaders. Leicester City needs two points from their next three games if they want to be crowned Champions. A win at Old Trafford will see them win their first ever Premier League title.
Manchester United have ambitions of their own. They are currently five points behind Arsenal, who is in fourth place and a win can boost their hopes of making it to the Champions League.
According to Ander Herrera, there is not a single Manchester United player that want to see Leicester City win the title on their ground and that they would do anything they can to prevent this from happening at Old Trafford. read more …
Ander Herrera says that Manchester United are better than their arch rivals Manchester City in the battle for the top four.
The two teams are separated by just one point going into the final seven matches. One of the two Manchester clubs are likely to be without Champions League football for next season. After already missing out on this elite position over the last couple of seasons, United will want to qualify at all costs. They especially want to be attractive to a new manager should Louis Van Gaal receive the sack in the summer. read more …
German football league giant, Borussia Dortmund are willing to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United for £30.8million, according to latest reports.
Manchester United and Arsenal have been asking about procuring the services of the play maker even though the Bundesliga club expressed their desire to keep the Armenian playmaker at the club until the end of the season. Hence, the club set a release clause for the player. United bid for £19m but Borrusia Dortmund promptly rejected it. read more …
Manchester United have been boosted by the potential return of Antonio Valencia, who recently revealed that he is doing well in his rehabilitation process.
The Ecuadorian winger has been a major absentee for United, who have struggled for goals. One of the reasons for United struggling to score goals is the lack of pace up front. Louis van Gaal recently admitted that there was an issue with speed in the team. This could be solved by the return of Valencia, who is one of the fastest players in the Premier League. The former Wigan man is currently on the sidelines following an injury sustained during the Manchester derby back in October.
Valencia recently tweeted that he has been making sufficient progress in order to return to the team. However, Van Gaal admitted that the player may be a good month away from returning to the first-team since he does not have the required fitness now. The Dutchman is stringent when it comes to fitness requirements from his players. It was a major reason behind Luke Shaw, who is one of the world’s most expensive left backs, being unable to feature regularly for United in his first year at the club. read more …
Historically, Manchester United is considered to be biggest club as they have won the Premier League title on 13 occasions which is more than any other team. Chelsea are the current champions of England but their recent uprising only started a few years ago when a new owner took charge of the club and started pouring in major cash.
From the looks of it, the number of league titles won makes no difference or impact when it comes to the amount of fans that a club has as Manchester United was voted as the most hated team in the Premier League, this result arrived after a recent poll which was made in the past week.
This poll was made by the British national daily tabloid newspaper The Mirror. Fans were asked which club is their most hated and loved in the Premier League and at the top of the most disliked club was Manchester United while Chelsea came in 2nd place.
At the other side of the poll was the most loved clubs and at the top of this list was located Southampton while in 2nd place was Bournemouth. Swansea City, Arsenal and Everton completed the top 5 spots of this list as the clubs which are most adored in the Premier League.
The results of this poll doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Manchester United is a club which is filled with controversy especially from certain decisions which have been from referees when it comes to home matches being played in Old Trafford.
‘’Fergie time’’ is a phrase that is well known in the Premier League and it refers to a significantly long period of time which was added to the game during matches of Manchester United especially when they were behind in the scoreboard. read more …
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival in fortunes towards the end of the season.
The Belgian seemingly was heading towards an exit when Louis Van Gaal took over. After all, he had just completed a very poor first season at Old Trafford and he was widely rated as not being a ‘United type of player’. Amidst all such opinions,Fellaini managed to play a vital role in Unitedreturning to the Champions League. Some of his key goals came in key matches – like against West Brom – when United were struggling to make any impact.
The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and United are set to take advantage of this physical presence in a big way going forward. The former Everton man finished last season with seven goals from 27 matches. More importantly, he has helped retain the ball in the attacking third of the pitch due to his physical presence.Fellaini, though, sees his future at United transforming into a defensive midfielder going forward. Often players resorted to playing in this position towards the end of their career, but Fellaini started out here and sees himself ending his career in this position as well. read more …
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