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Manchester United Tried To Sign Keylor Navas Last Summer: Report

Louis Van Gaal tried to sign Keylor Navas last summer, but the goalkeeper eventually signed for Real Madrid. According to reports in Spain, Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal approached Levante to acquire the signing of Keylor Navas, only to be told that the Costa Rican had already agreed a deal to join Real Madrid. It is reported that the Dutchman was not convinced with David De Gea and was considering to bring in a replacement in the form of Keylor Navas. The Manchester United manager was impressed by Navas’ performance in the World Cup and wanted the player in his squad. Keylor Navas went on to join Real Madrid from Levante for a fee believed to be around €10 million. He came in to the club as a replacement for Real Madrid’s last season’s league keeper, Diego Lopez, but ended up serving as Iker Casillas’ understudy. Since his arrival to Madrid, Navas has only featured six games for Real […] Read more »

Louis van Gaal made some brave decisions

Van Gaal Describes Top Four Battle As A “Rat Race”, Admits It Would Be A “Big Disappointment” To Miss Out

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal faced the media ahead of his team’s game with Sunderland at home on Saturday. The Dutchman was asked several questions about injuries, the team’s performance, line-ups, but the most important questions put in front of the former Holland national team head coach was the club’s qualification into next year’s Champions League. Read more »

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Manchester United vs Sunderland – Team News, Tactics, Lineups and Prediction

Manchester United vs Sunderland Old Trafford, Manchester Saturday, 28 February 2015 1500 UTC ***** Manchester United will host Sunderland this weekend looking to bounce back from what many Devils’ supporters consider an underserved victory against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium last weekend. A victory on Saturday is all the more important in light of the need to maintain a position in the top 4 of the Premier League as we now enter the business end of the league with a dozen or so matches remaining. The next 3 months will not only decide the league champion, the race having been held fairly wide open by reigning champions, Manchester City, as well as the qualification for next year’s Champions League. Having already sat out Europe’s premier football competition this season, the English giants can ill-afford to miss another season as it could have massive repercussions not only financially but also on their ability to attract good players and sponsorship deals. Team […] Read more »

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Van Persie Out For Several Weeks, Wilson Declared Fit

As Manchester United look to bounce back from that shock defeat to Swansea City last week, they were dealt with a nasty blow as top goalscorer Robin Van Persie was ruled out for several weeks, following an ankle injury. While Van Persie hasn’t been in top form, United have struggled for goals this season and his 10 goals in 26 appearances make him the club’s premier striker for this year. The Dutchman was forced to stay on until the end of the game last time out, despite injuring that ankle as United were trailing and had used up all their substitutes. At his weekly press conference, manager Louis Van Gaal gave an update on his compatriot’s injury. “He is injured,” said Van Gaal. “He is the only injured player we have, so we changed Michael Carrick for Robin van Persie. “He has ankle problem but I don’t think it’s too heavy [bad] but with an ankle problem it takes a […] Read more »

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Luke Shaw: Balanced Diet Important, But I Still Enjoy Bad Snacks

Despite being ridiculed and being labeled as a the ‘fat full back’ on social media, Manchester United left back Luke Shaw has admitted that he does still enjoy his ‘bad snacks’, albeit occasionally. The 19 year-old, who was a summer signing from Southampton and cost United a massive £27m, had, in pre-season, said that he was not ‘fit enough’ to meet manager Louis Van Gaal’s ‘high demands’. Soon, though, Shaw was hailed as an ‘example’ by the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich trainer as Van Gaal revealed that the defender was ‘training fantastically’. “A balanced diet is very important for professional footballers or even athletes, you need to know what days you need what,” Shaw told the Manchester Evening News “You need carbs when you’re getting nearer to the match and protein after to help the muscles recover quicker, but I think that you can’t always eat healthy, there’s going to be a day during the week, maybe after the […] Read more »

Jack Wilshere vented his frustration on Marouanne Fellaini

Jack Wilshere Has Undergone More Surgery On His Ankle, Reveals Arsene Wenger

A lot of potential, a lot of promise, but Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere just hasn’t been able to fulfill anything yet. Wilshere has, in fact, become a source of frustration for many Arsenal fans who had hoped that the midfielder would be their new Patrick Veira and bring back the glory years. While some of the criticism leveled at Wilshere is due to his erratic performances on the pitch, most of it is because of the fact that he is quite an injury prone player. And that problem reared its ugly head yet once more this season, when Wilshere suffered from an ankle injury earlier in the season in a home game against Manchester United. The 23 year-old has been out of action since then and only returned to the bench against Crystal Palace on the weekend. The return to action, though, was short-lived as he felt some niggling pain in the ankle, forcing him to undergo yet another surgery […] Read more »