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Transcript of LvG’s row with journalist after Chelsea draw

Rob Harris, a reporter for the Associated Press, sparked an angry reaction from Louis van Gaal when discussing his future. Reports this weekend claim United have been in discussion with Jose Mourinho and the club haven’t denied it. Rob Harris: “Although you dropped points, the performances are improving. Do you think that is important while [...]

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LvG: You could only hear the United fans against Chelsea

As is usually the case, Manchester United travelling fans were on great form this afternoon during our 1-1 draw with Chelsea. The 2,800 away fans outsung Chelsea all afternoon at Stamford Bridge, which Louis van Gaal commented on after the game, when reflecting on the disappointing late goal from Diego Costa. It’s sad for the [...]

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LvG: I was very proud of Borthwick-Jackson

LvG: I was very proud of Borthwick-Jackson

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson put in another good shift for Manchester United on Sunday afternoon and, like against Stoke, it was his ball in to the box which resulted with Jesse Lingard scoring. However, in injury time, Borthwick Jackson was the player to play Diego Costa onside when he scored. Louis van Gaal has praised the youngster [...]

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PICTURE: What was Memphis thinking about?!

PICTURE: What was Memphis thinking about?!

With Manchester United 1-0 up against Chelsea and just needing to see out the game in injury time, Memphis Depay got in to a good position on the right wing. He had two options, either pass to a teammate, or run the ball to the corner and waste time. Both Morgan Schneiderlin and Juan Mata [...]

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PICTURE: Who taught Lingard how to finish like that?

PICTURE: Who taught Lingard how to finish like that?

Jesse Lingard scored a fantastic goal against Chelsea this afternoon. The 23-year-old has been at the club for 16 years, meaning he has had the benefit of learning from some brilliant players over the years. I wonder who helped him with that finish today…

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VIDEO: Lingard’s goal against Chelsea

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LIVE BLOG: Chelsea v Manchester United

Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to Republik of Mancunia’s Live Blog coverage of Chelsea v Manchester United. Big top of the table clash, the Premier League title on the line – not these days! The anticipation doesn’t dull though, looking forward to a cracking game of football today

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Chelsea vs United

De Gea, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson, Fellaini, Carrick, Lingard, Mata, Martial, Rooney. Subs: Romero, McNair, Varela, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Pereira, Memphis. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpi; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Oscar; Diego Costa. Chelsea subs: Begovic, Baba, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Traore, Hazard. #CFC

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PICTURE: Chelsea fans remove Mourinho banner after United link

PICTURE: Chelsea fans remove Mourinho banner after United link

Following reports that Jose Mourinho is keen to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager, Chelsea fans removed the “Special One” banner at Stamford Bridge.

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Carrick: It’s strange to see how badly Chelsea are doing

Manchester United’s trips to Stamford Bridge over the past decade have usually been fairly stressful occasions for both clubs. More often than not, both sides have been challenging for the title, and winning three points, while denying the other team any points, could be a huge boost in claiming the title. Ahead of this fixture [...]

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LvG: Tactics the same but confidence has changed

Ahead of this afternoon’s game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Louis van Gaal had challenged his team to go out and get a win. It’s very important that we dare to play in every position and that we give options to the player who has the ball. That’s very important and I [...]

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Carrick: We are showing intent to attack now

Manchester United put on a rare attacking display against Stoke earlier this week, winning 3-0. Michael Carrick concedes that United haven’t done well enough going forward this season but that against Stoke we showed real attacking intent. I think we were well aware we had to improve going forward. Defensively we’ve been pretty good for [...]

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POLL: Who do you want to replace LvG?

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Lest we forget

Lest we forget

   Today marks the 58th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. May they rest in peace.

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Herrera: Mourinho’s style doesn’t rule him out of replacing LvG

An argument always used against Jose Mourinho being Manchester United’s manager was that his style of football wasn’t attacking enough. Given what United fans have watched over the past 18 months, that point doesn’t seem as strong. Ander Herrera has defended the Portuguese manager though, insisting there’s no reason why he can’t replace Louis van [...]

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