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Louis van Gaal says he will be United manager next seasaon

Posted on May 01, 2016  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Managers   2 Comments »
Louis van Gaal says he will be United manager next seasaon
Louis van Gaal press conference with Manchester United
Louis van Gaal has revealed he will be in charge of United come August

Louis van Gaal has had a turbulent season, however – in a recent interview has stated that Manchester United fans will see him in the dugout come August, whether or not the club qualify for the Champions League. The Dutchman, who will take charge of United one shy of a century against Leicester City today, has told the national press that he intends to see out the three year deal that he signed in the summer of 2014 and sensationally revealed that he had only intentionally wanted to sign a two year contract.

United are in the FA Cup final, a tournament the club has not won since 2004, but many fans have become disgruntled by the pedestrian pace that the club now go about their business on the field. There are suggestions that Jose Mourinho has signed pre-contract agreement with United – with the Portuguese manager keen to get back into football following his sacking last year.

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Louis van Gaal takes a dive and falls over against Arsenal!

Posted on February 28, 2016  by Stretford-end  in Arsenal, Man United, Man United News, Managers   No Comments »
Louis van Gaal takes a dive and falls over against Arsenal!
Louis Van Gaal dives against Arsenal
Arsene Wenger looks on as Louis van Gaal dives on the sidelines

Cristiano Ronaldo was known for it, so was Robert Pires – but today Manchester United and Arsenal fans witnessed a bizarre demonstration from Louis van Gaal who proceeded to throw himself to the floor following what he perceived to be simulation against his side! Mike Dean was in the firing line as the Dutchman let rip at the fourth official! Take a look at the Louis van Gaal dive in all its glory..

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Van Gaal’s difficult second album

Posted on October 29, 2015  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Guest Writer, Man United, Managers   No Comments »
Van Gaal's difficult second album

Guest Author: Doron

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In music they talk of the ‘difficult second album’, matching or bettering a previous work. It is of course subjective. To one person a riff could be art, to another, nothing more than offensive noise. Football is more clear-cut in that there is always a definitive result but the process of winning a game remains open for interrogation.

This is where Louis van Gaal finds himself now. He’s roughly 15 months into his spell at United and after achieving the absolute minimum in his first season, there is already an air of impatience amongst the fanbase. Just how do we assess the progress the club is making?

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With Louis van Gaal imminent is this Ryan Giggs’ final appearance at Old Trafford?

Posted on May 05, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Hull City, Legends, Man United, Managers   1 Comment »
With Louis van Gaal imminent is this Ryan Giggs' final appearance at Old Trafford?
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Will Louis van Gaal be the manager of Manchester United next season?

Ryan Giggs will walk out at Old Trafford tomorrow night in what could well be his final home appearance for Manchester United, either as one of the most decorated players to have ever graced a football pitch or even in his short managerial role. Giggs has played 962 times for United, that is 204 more appearances than Sir Bobby Charlton, who he overtook that evening in Moscow back in 2008. Looking back to that rainy night, it would be hard to imagine United in limbo less than a season without the guidance of Sir Alex Ferguson.

David Moyes had a torrid time in the hot seat, a seat that will forever be reminded of the task at hand with with the name of the greatest manager of all time plastered across the stand it faces. Moyes couldn’t even start to rebuild and was sacked following the 2-0 defeat away at Everton. United now know they have to get it right as another season without Champions League football will be catastrophic for the club. The two main contenders are club legend Ryan Giggs or the disiplinarian Dutchman Louis van Gaal, who won the Champions League with a young Ajax side in 1995. Who would you pick?

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Everton vs. Manchester United: Moyes, Barkley and Europe

Posted on April 19, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Match Previews, Premier League   No Comments »
Everton vs. Manchester United: Moyes,  Barkley and Europe
Danny Welbeck versus Everton
Manchester United are nine point off Everton, who have played a game more.

Manchester United travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday, in what will be the 188th clash between the two clubs. Everton have four games remaining to try and beat Arsenal to fourth spot, whilst Manchester United’s season duly ended earlier in the month when the club went out 4-2 on aggregate to the reigning European Champions Bayern Munich.

David Moyes was ridiculed by the Everton supporters in the 1-0 defeat back in December, which obviously riled up the United boss as he has spoken recently about demanding more respect from the Goodison crowd. In the last five games at Everton, United have only won a single match back in the 2011/12 season, although United’s form on the road has been much better than at home this term.

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Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool: United brushed aside

Posted on March 17, 2014  by Stretford-end  in Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports   4 Comments »
Manchester United 0-3 Liverpool: United brushed aside
Steven Gerrard scores from the spot
Steven Gerrard scores a second penalty as Liverpool humble Manchester United 3-0

Manchester United were humbled at home by a rampant Liverpool who won for the first time at Old Trafford in five years. Steve Gerrard scored two penalty kicks and Luis Suarez rounded off the home side’s misery when he latched on to a mis-hit Daniel Sturridge shot. United only really tested Simon Mignolet’s goal just before the break, when Wayne Rooney’s goal bound effort was saved.

United looked rigid and flat in comparison to their rivals, who stroked the ball around with ease for most of the match. The home side were chasing shadows for most of the game and found it difficult to defend against the counter attacking play of Liverpool. Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling would take turns to drop deep and help influence play, with the youngster often found at the tip of the diamond.

We discuss the talking points from the game and welcome comments from both sets of fans.

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David Moyes & Manchester United: Where does the blame lie?

Posted on January 06, 2014  by Bricki  in Bricki, Everton, Man United, Managers   23 Comments »
David Moyes & Manchester United: Where does the blame lie?
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David Moyes has had a tough time at Manchester United since taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson

Author: Bricki

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So this is how Manchester United ends… with a whimper and not with a bang. The last 6 months have conclusively proven that our time in the sun is now over and we must accept mediocrity on a level of Liverpool in the 90s.

That’s the only conclusion we can draw from the difficult six months since Sir Alex walked away and David Moyes was given the chalice isn’t it?

I mean it’s not like Sir Alex bled every last bit of success he could out of a group of players we have been saying for several years has been performing better than the sum of its parts. That a manager with over 25 years experience at the same club, a club he effectively had lead role in redesigning and helped to reform from top to bottom, would know exactly how to drive these players further than they realised they could go.

If a manager with 25 years at one of the most successful and famous teams in the world, gives you advice and tells you can achieve something, it might just make you do something many didn’t think you could.

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Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount

Posted on December 08, 2013  by El Rob  in El Rob, Man United, Match Reports, Newcastle United, Premier League   12 Comments »
Manchester United 0-1 Newcastle United: Problems mount
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United never looked like getting back into the game after conceding.

Author: Rob

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Another home game, another 1-0 defeat for Manchester United, this time at the hands of Newcastle United. Last Sunday at Spurs, the side entered the week full of confidence after thrashing Bayer Leverkusen and having recently taken down table-topping Arsenal at Old Trafford. It’s safe to say that, after a draw against Spurs and two deserved home beatings by Everton and Newcastle, Mr. Moyes, the players and United fans worldwide won’t be bursting with optimism as they trudge in to work on Monday.

Twelve games in, United’s start to the Premier League campaign was underwhelming but largely explicable – with a new manager, tough opening fixtures and injuries to key players all taken into account. Since then, however, things have worsened dramatically. It’s become a crisis, – a large, signposted crisis. We’ll look briefly at what went wrong on Saturday, as well as some of the issues that need fixing if United are to come back stronger, as we always know them to do.

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David Moyes will be wary of Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton

Posted on October 17, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Premier League, Southampton   3 Comments »
David Moyes will be wary of Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton
Mauricio Pochettino
Southampton have already beaten Liverpool on their travels so far this season

Two decades ago it was safe to say that you’d fancy yourself against Southampton. The Saints of course had the wizard, that is Matthew Le Tissier, who will no doubt remember fondly his sublime chip against Peter Schmeichel at the Dell some seventeen years ago, and of course the laughable pea-poller that had Massimo Taibi checking out the main culprits in the scene, his studs.

That Southampton side also had hard man Ken Monkou, who randomly went on to run a pancake house back home in his native Holland, and of course the face no one could forget, Iain Dowie, leading the line.

United beat Southampton 3-1 at the Dell that season (93/94), with an extremely camp ‘wriggle and jump’ celebration from blue sock wearing Eric Cantona, and a 2-0 win at Old Trafford, with goals from Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis. United went on to win the double, whilst the Saints narrowly avoided relegation. Fast forward twenty years and things are a little different.

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The Book Of Red Revelations

Posted on October 10, 2013  by Bricki  in Bricki, Legends, Man United, Managers   1 Comment »
The Book Of Red Revelations
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Will Sir Alex Ferguson’s autobiography heap more pressure on David Moyes?

Author: Bricki

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David Moyes appears to have found the adjustment to managing Manchester United difficult at times so far. This is totally understandable and it would appear the majority of match going United fans have his back right now. Each game has shown loud vocal backing and an understanding that the early days will be difficult.

Is Moyes being dealt a fair hand however by others associated with the club?

In particular the man he succeeded – Sir Alex himself?

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