Manchester United are set to clash with Manchester City in a much awaited derby in the Premier League as teams scamper for the remaining points before the season closes.
United have struggled with matching expectations under Jose Mourinho but the Portuguese manager opines that better years lie ahead.
The Red Devils won the EFL Cup weeks back and they have qualified for the last four as they remain in the race for a Europa League title. They are pushing for a top four finish despite the odds, yet many would say they had an underwhelming season, particularly based on the feels when the season started.
United are set to play Pep Guardiola’s men on Thursday and a victory could see them move into the top fourspot. Mourinho has tried to take the pressure off him and the team by saying he does not care much about titles at this stage. The former Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid coach said his focus is on building a strong side.
“It can be the first season of better years. And the reality is even in the first season of better years we won already and we have already the chance to do good things until the end of the season. Continue reading MOURINHO: BETTER YEARS TO COME
Louis van Gaal was dismissed from Stretford End in 23 May, 2016 and within 72 hours replaced with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The self acclaimed Special One – or is it Happy One? – has of recent come under series of attacks from fans and trolls alike for his team’s poor start to the 2016/2017 Premier League season – their worst ever in the Premier League era).
Manchester united midfielder Marouane Fellaini offered some comparison with Louis and Jose’s managerial styles:
“Louis van Gaal is stricter. Mourinho is strict, but not like Van Gaal,” said the Belgian international.
“It is funnier with Mourinho, the training changes all the time. It is not a routine. Van Gaal had his philosophy and he was strict but he was very different.” he added.
Fellaini however believes that Mourinho is the right man to take the Red Devils back to the perch Sir Alex Ferguson worked so hard to knock Liverpool off and place Manchester United on.
“I think Mourinho is the right manager. He has a lot of experience and he knows what he can do but you have to give him time as well so I’m sure the victories will come.” Continue reading MAROUANE FELLAINI BACKS MOURINHO
Keith Heckett reckons the Football Association hasn’t helped itself or Anthony Taylor by sending the latter to referee at Merseyside this weekend.
The issue is that Manchester is the place of Taylor’s birth and it’s the place he has been at all his life so far and it’s pretty rare for an out and out Manchester lad, especially the one who has grown up through the nineties as Taylor has, not to be connected with United at heart.
Even Taylor’s house is situated only at a 5 or 10-minute drive from the home ground of United. So, for all these reasons, Liverpool faithful feel that their arch rivals visiting them in the weekend are already at advantage as they will have one of their own presiding over the match in the form of Taylor.
As per Heckett, now that people have developed a perception about Taylor, he would be scrutinized at every second of the match and he can’t afford even one little mistake anywhere, otherwise it will straightaway be linked to his emotional closeness to the visiting side
Continue reading Keith Heckett Unhappy with FA
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival in fortunes towards the end of the season.
The Belgian seemingly was heading towards an exit when Louis Van Gaal took over. After all, he had just completed a very poor first season at Old Trafford and he was widely rated as not being a ‘United type of player’. Amidst all such opinions,Fellaini managed to play a vital role in Unitedreturning to the Champions League. Some of his key goals came in key matches – like against West Brom – when United were struggling to make any impact.
The 27-year-old is at the peak of his career and United are set to take advantage of this physical presence in a big way going forward. The former Everton man finished last season with seven goals from 27 matches. More importantly, he has helped retain the ball in the attacking third of the pitch due to his physical presence.Fellaini, though, sees his future at United transforming into a defensive midfielder going forward. Often players resorted to playing in this position towards the end of their career, but Fellaini started out here and sees himself ending his career in this position as well. Continue reading Marouane Fellaini played an integral part in the club’s revival
The latest Premier League matches of Manchester United has seen the team of Louis van Gaal clinching a 1-1 draw when playing against West Ham United and 3 days later when facing off with the basement relegation zone club Barnley they claimed a 3-1 triumph.
These have been fairly positive results as Manchester United sealed 4 points from these 2 matches which is a decent amount of points however; when you analyze how the squad of Louis van Gaal performed in both matches it’s a completely different story.
When Manchester United faced off with West Ham United on February 8, a late goal from Daley Blind was the only reason on how they managed on snatching the draw. Even with all of the talented attacking players that play for Manchester United which include the likes of: Angel Di Maria, Falcao, Van Persie, and Rooney. The only goal that Louis van Gaal’s squad scored came at the very last minute of the match through the likes of Daley Blind. Continue reading Manchester United latest Match a Draw