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Smalling: Valdes belongs at United

Manchester United take on Cambridge in the FA Cup on Friday and there have been rumours that new signing Victor Valdes will get his first appearance for the club. Chris Smalling has told MUTV that Valdes has been impressive on the training ground. He is someone that we all look up to through what he’s [...]

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De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

De Gea insight I: “He is very, very happy in Manchester, but Atleti fans wouldn’t begrudge Real move”

Reports in most newspapers at the moment claim that Manchester United are lining up a deal with Real Madrid that would see David de Gea leave the club with Gareth Bale signing for us. Adam Crafton, who is a journalist for The Daily Mail, has written several articles on De Gea and has a good [...]

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PICTURE: Neville takes the mick out of Carragher

PICTURE: Neville takes the mick out of Carragher

MNF tonight – United – Back 3 v Back 4 , The New ,Ugly, Aggressive, Horrible Arsenal and Front 3's with Pelle/Tadic/Elia — Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 19, 2015 @GNev2 Do what you want I'm doing Liverpool. — Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) January 19, 2015 “@Carra23: @GNev2 Do what you want I'm doing Liverpool.” On Uk Gold [...]

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LvG: I can’t listen to 600 million opinions

Throughout the first-half of Manchester United’s 2-0 win over QPR, the travelling away fans were chanting “4-4-2!” at Louis van Gaal. The 3-5-2 formation has become increasingly unpopular amongst the fanbase, so the supporters were keen to see the manager revert to United’s more typical formation. At half-time, Van Gaal replaced Juan Mata with Marouane [...]

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Falcao: I’m happy I got 90 minutes

Radamel Falcao played the full 90 minutes in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over QPR at the weekend. The striker could have bagged a hattrick with the amount of chances he was presented with but he failed to find the back of the net. The best chance that came to him was spoiled by Steven Caulker, [...]

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LvG: I’m very pleased with Falcao’s performance

Radamel Falcao missed several chances in Manchester United’s 2-0 win over QPR following his omission from the 18 man squad in their defeat against Southampton. Louis van Gaal has defended his striker though, insisting he doesn’t want to single him out, and that he was very happy with his performance. It’s not relevant. We have [...]

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POLL: Would you sell De Gea to sign Bale?

David de Gea’s contract with Manchester United expires in 18 months and Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing him. This has lead to speculation that United are willing to sell the striker this summer, to avoid losing him on a free next summer, with Gareth Bale coming in the other direction. Would you be [...]

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Five key thoughts following QPR 0-2 United

Manchester United got back to winning ways with a hard fought 2-0 victory away at QPR on Saturday. Second half goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson were enough to claim victory after both goalkeepers had made a number of saves throughout. The result leaves the Red Devils in fourth place in the Premier [...]

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Fellaini: I like to look after Januzaj

Fellaini: I like to look after Januzaj

Marouane Fellaini changed the game for Manchester United today after replacing Juan Mata at half-time. He scored just over 10 minutes after coming on and helped giving United greater control in the centre of the park. It was a good pass, there was good control and a good finish. It was important to score early [...]

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Wilson: Players congratulated me in the dressing room

James Wilson wrapped up the win for Manchester United over QPR today in injury time, scoring his first goal of the season. After the game, his teammates were full of praise for the young striker. It gives me great confidence as I’ve been struggling for my first goal this season off the back end of [...]

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VIDEO: Fellaini and Wilson goals vs QPR

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LIVE BLOG: QPR v Manchester United

Good afternoon comrades, and welcome to Republik of Mancunia’s Live Blog coverage of Manchester United’s trip to arguably the worst ground in the Premier League – Loftus Road – as the reds take on Queens Park Rangers.

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CONFIRMED LINE-UP: QPR vs United

De Gea, Jones, Evans, Rojo, Valencia, Carrick, Mata, Blind, Rooney, Di Maria, Falcao. Bench: Valdes, Smalling, McNair, Januzaj, Herrera, Fellaini, Wilson

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VIDEO: United U-18s thrash City

Redmond, Hamilton, Williams, Rashford and Dearnley all scored this morning in United’s 5-2 win over City.

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War of words between Van Gaal and Falcao’s agent

I think it is the obligation of the manager that you observe, analyse your selection, that you make a game plan; that you communicate with your players, then you make a decision that the players understand. But that is not so easy. Now you are only talking about Falcao but do you think about Januzaj? [...]

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