After a dismal Euro 2016 campaign, things went from bad to worse for Chris Smalling, as he fell ill due to food poisoning.
Manchester have reportedly struck a deal with Villarreal for their highly rated centre-back Eric Bailly, and will now commence negotiations with the Ivorian regarding personal terms.
The centre-back has been one of the most improved players for Manchester United this season and is expected to be in England's starting lineup for the 2016 Euros in France.
Manchester United's four game winning streak against arch-rivals Liverpool came to an end as they hobbled to a 2-0 defeat at Anfield in the first leg of their Europa League round of 16.
What is arguably the tastiest fixture of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 is also a reflection of how far the erstwhile greats of English football have fallen.
The injury crisis at Manchester United has significantly limited Louis van Gaal's options as the Red Devils gear up to overturn a 2-1 deficit against FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford.
Manchester United finally managed to register a win to appease their fans and give Louis van Gaal some room to breathe. The manager hailed the Red Devils' 'fantastic' 3-0 victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town, insisting that the game was not as easy as it seemed.
Manchester manager Louis van Gaal made one of the most famous blunders in his career at Old Trafford when he called Chris Smalling ‘Mike’ Smalling, but he has now revealed a new, even more bizarre nickname for the English defender. While his team may sometimes make their fans want to cry when they play boring, goalless football, Louis van Gaal sure knows how to make the fans laugh with the funny things he says and does at press conferences. His latest exploit in this field is when he revealed that he has a new nickname for centre-back Chris Smalling, who he mistakenly referred to as Mike in a famous incident. Pele at Manchester United “Michael is an easy name for me! I said to “Mike” Smalling that I call him Pele now because he did a fantastic move, so it’s easier to call him Pele now!”, the Dutchman joked after being asked about the mistake, according to The Metro. The […]
2015 featured the demotion to the Europa league and a terrible losing streak to end the year, not really quite the year that Manchester United fans were hoping for it to be. But looking forward to the future, the Old Trafford faithful will be hoping that things take a turn for the better.
Manchester United centre-back Chris Smalling has insisted that the players are in fact fighting for their futures at the club, and hence accusations that they are not playing for their manager are 'silly'