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Five key thoughts following Chelsea 1-0 United – Hazard the difference as Van Gaal’s men are unlucky in defeat

Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat to a sturdy Chelsea side, who moved one step closer to the Premier League title. It was a harsh defeat but the Red Devils will have learnt a massive lesson after failing to break down Jose Mourinho’s men. David De Gea’s main rival for PFA Player of the [...]

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LIVE BLOG: Chelsea vs United

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: Chelsea vs United

De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Falcao. Bench: Valdes, Blackett, Rafael, Di Maria, Januzaj, Pereira, Van Persie. Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba.

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RoM Reads

RoM Reads

Scott writes for ESPN about how and why De Gea will sign an extension this summer. Scott has written for The Metro about how Mourinho should regret selling Mata to us. The Independent interviews Danny Ings and discusses his future after strong links to a United transfer. The Mirror reports on Jose Mourinho’s claims that [...]

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VIDEO: Falcao needs another game like this against Chelsea today

With the injuries to Daley Blind, Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones, rumours this morning suggest that Wayne Rooney will be moved back in to midfield and Radamel Falcao will start up front. If that’s the case, we could do with the Falcao of old returning, particularly the one that managed a first half [...]

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LvG: Mata will play against Chelsea

After being named Chelsea’s best player for the two years he was at the club, Jose Mourinho sold Juan Mata to Manchester a few months in to his second stint at the club. Chelsea fans were devastated but the manager believed that with Oscar in the squad, there was no need for Mata. United bit [...]

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Welbeck: It was weird playing against my team

Danny Welbeck has scored as many goals as Chris Smalling this season, but when he returned to Old Trafford with his new club, he scored and celebrated wildly. When you consider that Cristiano Ronaldo faced United a couple of years earlier, a club he had played six seasons for, and refused to celebrate, it shows [...]

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Scholes: We have Di Maria’s red card to thank for United’s revival

Paul Scholes has acknowledged his mistake in believing that Louis van Gaal couldn’t turn United’s season around. United were struggling for a top four finish just a few weeks ago but now their place in next season’s Champions League is almost secured. I have been critical of my old club Manchester United under Louis van [...]

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Disastrous injury news ahead of Chelsea game

Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Michael Carrick, Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are all injured for tomorrow’s game against Chelsea. It looks as though United will be lining up with a back four of Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair and Antonio Valencia. If this isn’t another opportunity for David de Gea [...]

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Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

So… It happened again. Van Gaal’s carpet has been lifted as high as possible, with a sub-standard beginning to his tenure and ridiculous David Moyes comparisons swept underneath and into the darkest crevises and beyond reach following a rousing 4-2 derby win last weekend. With United holding down third place with an eight point advantage [...]

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STATS: De Gea is better than Chelsea’s keeper

STATS: De Gea is better than Chelsea’s keeper

David de Gea is the only goalkeeper shortlisted in the PFA Player of the Year award, with Pat Jennings the only goalkeeper to win the award, back in 1976. De Gea is also on the shortlist for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, and is joined by Chelsea goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois. The official [...]

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Scholes: I always thought Moyes was using Fellaini in wrong position

Paul Scholes has looked at the change in Manchester United over the past few weeks, and praised Louis van Gaal for playing Marouane Fellaini in the position that gets the best out of him. When I was coaching under Ryan Giggs at the end of last season, we always felt that Fellaini’s best position was [...]

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RoM Reads

Scott has written for uMAXit about the credit Louis van Gaal deserves for Marouane Fellaini’s improvement. ESPN reports on how Mata is thriving in Manchester. Goal.com discusses the mistake Jose Mourinho made in letting Juan Mata go. The Telegraph wonders whether United can join the title race this weekend. The Independent reports on how United [...]

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Scholes: Mata is so cool

Paul Scholes has sung the praises of Juan Mata today, ahead of his trip to former club Chelsea at the weekend, hailing the Spaniard for the impact he has made recently. For all the attention after the derby win over Manchester City on Fellaini and Young, a lot of the credit has to go to [...]

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De Gea in PFA Player of the Year shortlist

PFA Player of the Year nominees: Diego Costa, Philippe Coutinho, David De Gea, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane and Alexis Sánchez PFA Young Player of the Year: Philippe Coutinho, David De Gea, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Thibaut Courtois and Raheem Sterling.

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