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Is King Louis’ Reign “Destroying” Manchester United?

Is King Louis’ Reign “Destroying” Manchester United?

If one were to merely glance at and compare the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons for Manchester United, the natural conclusion to draw is that the Premier League’s most successful club are on the road to recovery under Louis Van Gaal. However, former Ballon d’Or winner Hristo Stoichkov has said in the last 24 hours that the Dutchman is doing exactly ... Read More »

Victor Valdes in talks with Valencia After Louis van Gaal leaves the Spanish stopper in Manchester

Victor Valdes in talks with Valencia After Louis van Gaal leaves the Spanish stopper in Manchester

Victor Valdes is in talks to return back to Spain with Valencia after Louis van Gaal told the former Barcelona stopper look for another club. The Manchester United boss left the 33-year-old out of their tour of America after he apparently refused to play for Under 21 side. The Spanish international has hit back at the Dutch coach by tweeting ... Read More »

Premier League – Half Term Report

Premier League – Half Term Report

Nineteen games gone, nineteen to go. At the end of 2014, we’re precisely at the half way point of the Premier League season. Here is an assessment of how each of the twenty teams have performed, who’s top of the class, who “must do better” and who needs to up their game significantly: ARSENAL – B Once again, they’re only ... Read More »

Angel Di Maria’s Arrival Merely Papers over the Cracks at Manchester United

Angel Di Maria’s Arrival Merely Papers over the Cracks at Manchester United

In perhaps one of the more interesting transfer stories of late, Manchester United have broken the bank to bring in winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7m, a British record transfer fee. A statement of intent from manager Louis Van Gaal that, despite the Old Trafford side’s decline over the past year, the club can still attract the ... Read More »

Louis van Gaal – A New Era For Manchester United

Louis van Gaal – A New Era For Manchester United

  The summer arrival of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United has sparked excitement amongst many United fans as well as raising concerns from rival fans, but when looking at the wreckage of last seasons dismal campaign, how can one man make such a difference? The key change that the former Barcelona, Bayern and Holland manager has made in his ... Read More »

Argentina Squeeze Past Dutch On Penalties To Make Final

Argentina Squeeze Past Dutch On Penalties To Make Final

Maxi Rodriguez’s blast of a penalty sent Argentina to the World Cup Final on Wednesday night in Sao Paulo, with the Newell’s Old Boys player powering his attempt past Dutch ‘keeper Jasper Cillessen to send the hoards of Argentinian fans in attendance into delirium. The goal capped off a one-sided penalty shootout that was dominated by Argentina following a dull ... Read More »

The Cost of Great Defenders

The Cost of Great Defenders

Yesterday, England defender Luke Shaw joined Manchester United for £27m on a four year contract. The £27m price tag sees Luke Shaw become one of the most expensive youngsters in modern football, and at the age of just 18 he promises to fulfill his potential after a strong season at Southampton. The art of defending appears to be dying out, ... Read More »

What do we know about James Wilson?

What do we know about James Wilson?

18-YEAR-OLD Manchester United striker James Wilson could not have enjoyed a better Premier League debut as he notched two goals as Manchester United beat Hull City 3-1 in their final home game of what has been a difficult season. The England youth international bagged a goal each side of half-time to put United into a two-nil lead. This wasn’t just Wilson’s ... Read More »

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Louis Van Gaal

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Louis Van Gaal

So it seems that Louis Van Gaal could be set to take the reigns at Old Trafford, taking over from legendary Player/Manager Ryan Giggs at the end of the current season. It’s been a strange old time for fans of the club, with seemingly hundreds of records being broken (in a bad way) in a single season without Sir Alex ... Read More »

Who do United turn to next? Odds on the next manager

Who do United turn to next? Odds on the next manager

With those in charge of Manchester United making the decision to remove David Moyes as their manager this week, Footyblog.net takes a look at who could be the next permanent manager of the 2012/13 Premier League champions and the odds on the next manager of the club. Ryan Giggs – Odds: 20/1 The 40-year-old has been appointed ‘caretaker manager’ until ... Read More »