There has been a lot of fuss regarding Chris Smalling’s foul on Branislav Ivanovic during yesterday’s 1-1 draw against United. Nothing has been made of the fact that the freekick which lead up to that incident was awarded for nothing. Phil Dowd adjudged that Marouane Fellaini had fouled Filipe Luis, but replays showed that there [...]
Scott did the player ratings for United’s draw against Chelsea for ESPN. The Guardian sings the praises of Marouane Fellaini. The Mirror reports on LvG’s criticism of RvP for taking his shirt off. The Telegraph talks about the improved mood under LvG compared to Moyes. The Evening News reports on Mata’s blog on the Chelsea [...]
Manchester United players stay at The Lowry hotel the night before matches as part of Louis van Gaal’s pre-match preparation. The manager has revealed how great team spirit is amongst the camp, but all the players except one getting together to watch El Clasico together on Saturday night. We went to the Lowry, we had [...]
Having dominated chances and possession, with Thibaut Courtois being named Man of the Match, Louis van Gaal is disappointed that United didn’t beat Chelsea yesterday. I said to the players after the game that we could have won, but that counts for nothing in sport. We created a lot of chances, but we have to [...]
James Wilson’s squad number has changed from 47 to 49, as we saw for the first time in United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea yesterday. The youngster has revealed that Louis van Gaal, bizarrely, told him to make the change. “I asked why it had changed as it wasn’t my decision and, because I’m a striker, [...]
De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, van Persie. Bench: Lindegaard, Blackett, Fletcher, Carrick, Herrera, A.Pereira, Wilson. Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba. Chelsea bench: Cech, Zouma, Ake, Mikel, Baker, Salah, Schurrle.
It’s a rare occasion when United are labelled underdogs at Old Trafford, but such has been Chelsea’s blistering start to the campaign, coupled with a difficult start to proceedings for Louis Van Gaal’s side that in this instance, that is in fact the case. Tickets for the game (as with any other United game) are [...]
Marouane Fellaini came off the bench to equalise for Manchester United in the 2-2 draw against West Brom on Monday. Having been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism following his disappointing performances after signing a year ago, it was fantastic to see him come off the bench after returning from injury to score [...]