Teenager Paddy McNair has been awarded with a new contract at Manchester United, after the youngster established himself in Louis van Gaal’s senior squad this season. The 19-year-old centre-back joined the Red Devils in 2011, and rose through the ranks at the club’s youth system, making his first team debut against West Ham United in September last year. Since then, the Northern Irishman has made 10 Premier League and 2 FA Cup appearances under the Dutch manager, and has now agreed to a new contract that will keep him at the Old Trafford till 2017, with the option of extending it further for another year. “To make my debut for this great club earlier this season was a dream come true. I’m pleased to have signed a new contract,” McNair was quoted as saying by Manchester United’s official website earlier today. “I have come through the Academy here and I feel I am improving my game all the time with […]

Van Gaal Confirms All Players Except Carrick Fit For Trip To Upton Park

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed that all players except Michael Carrick will be up for selection for their trip to West Ham United on Sunday, a luxury that the Dutchman has rarely had in the season so far. Battling with an injury-hit squad for the past few months, Van Gaal has had to make the best out of the limited options he had. But with the season reaching a crucial point, and United in desperate need of consolidating a spot in the top four of the Premier League, a reduced injury list would definitely be a reason to be happy about. Manchester United are currently third in the league table, with Southampton and Arsenal close at their heels with a one point gap. The Red Devils have also progressed to the fifth round in the FA Cup and will be riding high on confidence following their four-match winning streak. Coupled with that is the fact that the […]

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that he will contest the Football Association’s charges on him, alleging him of trying to bring disrepute to the game. The Dutchman claimed ‘that every aspect of the game, the pitch, the referee’ was against his side and were in support of the underdogs, after United’s FA Cup fourth round tie against Cambridge United at the Abbey Stadium ended in a goalless draw last month. But Van Gaal asserts that he has failed to understand the basis of the charges and continues to maintain that he wasn’t at fault, insisting that he has every intention of clearing his name. “I am now for nearly 30 years a trainer-coach or manager and I have never been charged”, the 63-year-old said via the Mirror in a press conference earlier today. “You can confirm, as the media, that I never say anything about the referee, in all the matches I have played. “I said it […]

Former Manchester United player Andy Cole feels Louis van Gaal will have to ensure a top four finish this season, if he hopes to attract any players in the summer transfer window. The Red Devils are currently third in the league table, six points behind second placed Manchester City and look steady on their course for a return to the Champions League, after they missed out last year, owing to a disappointing seventh place finish under David Moyes. But on the down side, United are a mere one point ahead of Southampton and Arsenal, who occupy the fourth and fifth rung respectively, while eighth placed West Ham United are just seven points away. And Cole, who has made 275 appearances with 121 goals to his name for the English club, feels that making it to the top four of the Premier League is more important than winning the FA Cup, a trophy that has eluded Manchester United for 11 years. […]

David De Gea’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has confirmed that the player is set to stay at Manchester United ,but feels the club is still struggling to find a replacement for ‘genius’ Sir Alex Ferguson. The Spanish international joined the Red Devils from La Liga side Atletico Madrid in 2011, and has since then established himself as one of the best between the posts, having made some match-winning saves in his 158 appearances for the English club so far. His recent string of brilliant performances attracted Spanish giants Real Madrid, and with his contract set to expire next summer, the 24-year-old was linked to a big money move to the Santiago Bernabeu in January. But Mendes believes that even though there have been no solid talks of a contract extension yet, De Gea will not be leaving Manchester United for another year. “He has one year left on his contract and I think that he will stay in Manchester”, the player’s […]

Manchester United Eager To Sign Marquinhos: Agent

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has reportedly found a new buyer in English giants Manchester United, claims the player’s agent Giuliano Bertolucci. The Brazil-born player has been struggling for playing time at the Parc des Princes this season, having made a mere 10 league starts so far, with manager Laurent Blanc choosing to field Thiago Silva and David Luiz over the 20-year-old. And the lack of first team opportunities in France might force him to look for a move away from the Ligue 1 club. La Liga side Barcelona were also rumored to be interested in bringing the versatile player, who has also played as a right-back for the Parisians on a few occasions, to Camp Nou. But, Nasser Al Khelaifi, the President of PSG, has made it very clear that he has no intention of letting Marquinhos leave, however Bertolucci feels that with the player keen on spending more time out on the football field, they will have to talk […]

Blind: Neville Was Wrong In Criticizing Me

Manchester United left-back Daley Blind feels club legend Gary Neville was unfair in criticizing his playing style, and insists that there is nothing wrong in trying to keep possession. The former Red Devils’ skipper and now TV pundit, Neville, said that the Dutchman was choosing to take the easier option by ‘making too many square passes’ following the side’s disappointing start to the new season. But Blind, who was brought to Old Trafford by former national coach Louis van Gaal in August last year to sturdy the defence, feels that his stint with United so far has been a success and insists that he will not change his way of approaching the game for the fear of scrutiny. “I can take a bit of criticism”, the 24-year-old was quoted as saying by the Telegraph. “The people on television can say what they want, you hear it, but I think I have played some good games. “Of course, I listen to […]

Agent: De Gea’s Future At Manchester United Not Guaranteed

  David De Gea’s future at Manchester United has been put under the scanner once again, after the player’s agent Jorge Mendes proclaimed that things changed direction very quickly in a game like football. The young shot-stopper has had a brilliant season for Louis van Gaal’s side so far. His stint between the posts has attracted the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid, who seem to be keen on bringing the 24-year-old to Santiago Bernabeu as a replacement for Iker Casillas in the near future. The Spanish international is contract bound at the Old Trafford for another 18 months, and rumours suggested that the English club had offered a new contract to the player, but these were later denied by Spanish daily Marca. But with the talks of a new deal on the horizon, Mendes, in a possible attempt of putting Manchester United under pressure, further fuelled the speculation of a possible return to La Liga by suggesting that De […]