Louis van Gaal made some brave decisions

Manchester United: The Only Injured Player Is Van Persie, Confirms Van Gaal

Louis van Gaal confirmed that Van Persie is the only player definitely unavailable to play against Newcastle United. Manchester United travel to face Newcastle United on Wednesday in a mid-week Premier League fixture. Ahead of the game against Newcastle United, Louis Van Gaal confirmed that everyone except Robin van Persie is available for selection though he also said that Michael Carrick is not yet ready to start a game. However, the midfielder might make an appearance from the bench and earn 20 minutes or so, on the pitch. Speaking about the midfielder, Van Gaal said: “I think it is too early for Michael Carrick. He trained now in three training sessions with us. Because of the three players I didn’t bring with us [against Sunderland], he was in the 18 and I took a risk with that. As a substitute, you can play 20 minutes, which he can do. He has the experience so I can make an exception. He […] Read more »

"I'm very grateful to Manchester United for paying what Real were wanting."

Barcelona Sporting Director Carles Rexach Thinks Real Madrid Sold Di Maria Because He Was ‘Too Ugly’

Barcelona’s newly appointed Sporting Director Carles Rexach reveals his thoughts on why Real Madrid sold Di Maria last summer. Last summer, Real Madrid received a lot of flak and surprised quite a few fans and critics when they sold star-player and one of last season’s top performers Angel Di Maria to Manchester United. Di Maria joined United for a fee believed to be around €60 million. Since his move to the Premier League, Di Maria has struggled and has only been a shadow of the player that played a critical in Real Madrid’s Champions League success last season. While it is largely believed that Di Maria was sold as Florentino Perez was reluctant to meet his wage demands and had also signed James Rodriguez, who plays in a similar position as the Argentine, Barcelona’s new Sporting Director Carles Rexach has revealed what he thinks was the reason behind the winger’s departure. The former Blaugrana believes that Real Madrid sold Di […] Read more »