Louis van Gaal will bring a more fluid and attractive style of play, which could lead to an exodus of players from the squad, whom the Dutchman deems not good enough.
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Louis van Gaal is set to take the Premier League by storm, with his attractive playing style and his authoritarian approach to management, but first his squad needs an overhaul.
Tom Cleverley really is a marmite man. While some slate him as a useless player who offers almost nothing into the Manchester United midfield, others see him as a young English player who is yet to hit his potential. I am leaning towards the former, however, and I would suggest that it is time that he was shipped out to make room for some real midfield talent.
This season Manchester United have proved several things.
The first thing is that you need top class cover in every single position to win the league, and we have it.
As Manchester United stumble to the title, the gap closing but maybe not fast enough for Manchester City to snatch it away again, the general play continues to disappoint.
Brilliantly consistent rather to consistently brilliant sums up United. A rather odd formation with Robin van Perfect on top of a midfield 5, emulating City, just didn't work.
Nani and Javier Hernandez both scored as Manchester United defeated Premier League strugglers Reading 2-1 in the FA Cup 5th Round at Old Trafford. Jobi McAnuff got a late consolation for Reading, but United held on.
Games between Tottenham and Manchester United are always full of entertainment. They are bright and lively and this one was no different. Here are the five talking points from this match:
And so to West Ham United, at a noisy and tuneful Upton Park on a Saturday evening, in the FA Cup, is as much about nostalgia and history as it is about winning or losing.
After Boxing Day’s thriller of a match against Newcastle at Old Trafford, Manchester United on paper have an easier looking fixture at home to Steve Clarke’s West Brom tomorrow. After all United can’t keep leaking goals at will can they?
The Champions League last 16 draw brings Real Madrid to us, a two-legged affair between top teams in the top 2 leagues in Europe.
This mouth watering event, has match ups from manager to the bench, that pits top players in every position against their counterparts. Surely a game for the connoisseur, Rioja vs Single Malt, different yet each the best in their geography.
Manchester United comfortably beat Sunderland today.The 3-1 scoreline flatters the visitors as it could easily have been 6-1 had Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie not missed their chances. Rooney, RvP and the increasingly impressive Tom Cleverley got the goals as United ran out comfortable winners.
Take your mind back to the summer of 2011.
Back then Samir Nasri was on his way out of Arsenal, another one of Arsene Wenger’s big-name players that was being priced out of the Emirates. His destination it always seemed was Manchester, but people were unsure of whether he would be lining up in a red or a blue shirt.