Old Trafford has had many heroes over the years. This is unsurprising, given the club’s rich history. Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson, orchestrators of the two great periods of sustained success, have been immortalised, in statue form, outside the ground. Sir Matt gazes into the distance, where the holy trinity of Charlton, Law [...]
De Gea, Rafael, Jones, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Herrera, Januzaj, Mata, Di Maria, van Persie. Bench: Lindegaard, Smalling, Carrick, Fellaini, Fletcher, Young, Falcao West Brom: Myhill, Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli, Gardner, Brunt, Morrison, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Berahino. Bench: Daniels, Gamboa, McAuley, Mulumbu, Blanco, Ideye, Anichebe.
The International break usually provides a relatively dull and unwelcome inconvenience for football fans, but this couldn’t have been more true than for Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United. Not only did the fixture list throw up numerous uninspiring affairs, but it halted a much needed momentum found within the Old Trafford camp after a [...]
Quality comes in many forms. Not every player is able to flash their calibre through such self-evident acts of brilliance as a decisive finish, a last-ditch tackle, a defence-splitting pass or some mazy dribble past multiple markers. Defensive midfielders seem particularly prone to going overlooked and unloved by those unable or unwilling to appreciate the [...]
Louis van Gaal has spoken of his happiness at United’s young players representing England at U-21 level. Whilst other managers have objected to their players being used, the Dutchman thinks the likes of Luke Shaw, Phil Jones and Will Keane can benefit from the experience. Shaw played two games for the U-21s this week whilst [...]
Adnan Januzaj’s agent, Dirk de Vriese, has revealed that the player is keen to stay at Manchester United, despite a lack of playing time so far this season. “We want to stay,” he said. “Adnan wants to gain experience in England as a number 10. He doesn’t fear the competition. Just like anyone else he [...]
Scott wrote for ESPN about Van Gaal’s first three months in charge. Scott writes for The Metro about United’s ticket prices and Guardiola replacing Van Gaal. The Telegraph names the 100 greatest Premier League players. The Mirror reports on Steve Bruce’s claims that United made a mistake selling Welbeck. Get 20% off Campo Retro United [...]
Rafael da Silva has spoken to the Evening News about the new manager, in comparison to the other United managers he’s played under. The Brazilian believes it will take time to adapt to the Dutchman’s philosophy but that his track record proves he can be a success at United. Everything takes time. It’s a different [...]