Despite a perfect record in the group stages, thrashing reigning champions Spain 5-1 and making themselves one of the favourites, the Netherlands are coming under scrutiny from their own fans.
Entries in Wayne Rooney (260)
Yesterday was a hectic day, with a bid for the player rejected in the morning and then to have him in Manchester signed, sealed and delivered in the afternoon.
Pace and power. Two things that Sanchez has in abundance and two things that United and Arsenal are lacking and looking to add to their squad in this window.
It seems as though Manchester United are on the verge of securing their first signing of the Louis van Gaal era, with the club willing to meet the player’s buy-out clause.
Manchester United have a reputation for putting faith in their youth and bringing them through into the senior squad, but lately there has been fewer players coming through.
England striker Danny Welbeck may look for a move away from Manchester United, in search of a regular starting place and a central striking role. He won’t be missed.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is willing to sacrifice Juan Mata, in order to buy players that fit his footballing blueprint. He is well within his right to do so.
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has conducted a blunt analysis of England striker Wayne Rooney ahead of the World Cup, suggesting his best may be behind him.
During David Moyes’ 10 months in charge at Old Trafford, it was expected that Wayne Rooney would replace the out-going Nemanja Vidic as Captain. Now not so much.
The new Manchester United manager has sent out a warning, saying that of the current squad there are only four who are guaranteed to be part of his plans.
Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos has only one year remaining on his contract and it seems the midfielder has his eyes on a move to Old Trafford in the summer.