In spite of all the criticism that Manchester United has been receiving in the past few weeks and months, there is somebody in the team that can be salvaged and that’s David de Gea. There is no doubt whatsoever that if it hadn’t been for the spectacular performances that the Spanish goal-keeper has displayed time after time, match after match, Manchester United would not be in the top spots of the Premier League.
It does not come as a surprise to listen rumors and news that keep spreading around claiming that top clubs such as: Real Madrid, Manchester City and Juventus are interested in signing David de Gea.
Jorge Mendes is the agent of David de Gea and the Portuguese agent has stated that he is currently negotiation a contract extension with Manchester United that would be keeping his client tied down to the Premier League club on a long term deal.
“I am negotiating with Manchester United about De Gea’s renewal. It is not true that De Gea has found a deal with Real Madrid. I’m negotiating with Manchester United his extension.” Jorge Mendes told the media. read more …
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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