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Manchester United defender Daley Blind has been a major reason towards the resurgence that the team has experienced in the last few weeks. They have managed to win three consecutive matches, but one of the biggest tests will come in the form of a home match against Manchester City. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have not been convincing away from home this season. This is clearly witnessed from their current away form. City have lost their last four trips away from the Etihad stadium in all competitions. Despite this,Blind is not expecting anything other than a very tough encounter on Sunday evening.
Blind got his first taste of the Manchester derby in the first half of the campaign and it ended in a sour note for United. They lost their fourth consecutive match against their arch rivals. Determined to improve on this very poor record,Blind says that United can dig into the confidence that they have built over the last few weeks in order to get a victory. Liverpool will be rubbing their hands at the prospect of seeing United drop points. Even though they have fallen eight points behind the Red Devils, the probability of closing the gap still remains with six matches left after Sunday. Continue reading ‘Daley Blind has been a major reason towards the resurgencergb’
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There are a number of players that are reaching the end of their respective contracts and this is the case of: Robin van Persie, Phil Jones, David de Gea, Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Ashley Young, Javier Hernandez and Anders Lindegaard.
Louis van Gaal has to start considering whether or not to extend the contract of those players which will be expiring in 2016.
Out of those players previously mentioned, David de Gea has been the only one that has managed to stand out with a string of impressive performances and the Spanish goal-keeper surely deserves to have his contract extended and remain at Old Trafford if he desires on doing so.
Chelsea’s ThibautCourtois and Manchester United’s David de Gea are the 2 young goal-keepers which have been rated most highly and this is due to the fact that they continue on making amazing performances in almost every single match for their respective clubs. Continue reading ‘Louis van Gaal considering to retain only Best Performers for this Transfer Windowrgb’
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Manchester United managed to book their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup after a hard fought 2-0 win over League One strugglers Yeovil Town.
The victory came at a huge cost for United after they lost defenders Luke Shaw and Rafael Da Silva due to injuries. This was only the second win for the team in the last five matches. For long periods, it looked like United were heading for their fourth draw in five matches, but two goals in the second half settled things for the Red Devils. Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera opened the scoring in the 64th minute while an injury time goal from Angel di Maria confirmed the victory.
Di Maria was just returning from yet another injury trouble. While his return was a major positive, United’s defence of problems look set to continue in the coming weeks with both Shaw and Rafael likely to be unavailable for the next couple of weeks. After being knocked out of the League Cup very early, United were in danger of repeating yet another miserable performance after failing to open the scoring against a team two divisions below them. For the moment, though, Van Gaal is just happy to be in the fourth round draw.
“I think we have a lot of problems in the first half. Rafael da Silva has an injury, a fracture of his bone. So it was fantastic the cuts that he played through but I have to change him and also Luke Shaw had an ankle problem, so I had to change him also.We have to wait and see [with Rafael] because he is now already taken away in a car. I don’t know [how it happened], I have to watch the video again. It was a duel, also the same with Shaw,” said Van Gaal.
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Manchester United has already faced one of the top clubs in the Premier League a few days ago when they played against Manchester City on November 2 and lost 1-0 with a solo goal from Aguero sealing all 3 points for Manchester City.
There is another match that will be huge for Manchester United and tough for Louis van Gaal and his squad of players and it going to be played on November 22nd when United travel to the Emirates Stadium to play against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Manchester United is scheduled to take place only a few days after countries and nations from all over the world play against each other in friendly matches or in 2016 Euro’s qualifying games which puts in danger the physical condition of players as they might get injured before the biggest Premier League match of the week takes place between Arsenal and Manchester United.
Even though the international matches haven’t even started, Manchester United has already received that some of their players will not be able to play in the approaching Premier League match against Arsenal.
RadamelFalcao, Phil Jones, Rafael Da Silva and Jonny Evans are out injured and not expected to make a recovery in time for their clubs’ match against Arsenal. Falcao is suffering from a calf problem, Evans is experiencing a foot injury, Da Silva has a muscular complaint and Jones still has not fully recovered from a shin problem.
Robin van Persie is one of the star attackers in the squad of Louis van Gaal and the Dutchman has experienced an injury that is going to force him to be sidelined unable to play in Holland’s upcoming friendly match against Mexico.
News of injuries is something that Louis van Gaal did not want to hear as he wants to collect as many points as possible in the remaining Premier League matches of the year and kick-start 2015 in full force and having secured a good spot in the English League standings.