As his troops get ready to do battle with Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday, Louis Van Gaal faced the media earlier today. The Dutchman has come into the firing line after recent results saw his team unable to perform at the level expected off of them. The Red Devils have only managed winning two games in the last six they have played in all competitions. What’s more, their performances have also dropped, with the team scoring just five goals in those games. Little surprise then, that the first question thrown at Van Gaal was about the team’s diminished attacking potential, this despite spending a major chunk of that £150m on the forward line. “It’s true that we have not created too many in the last two or three matches, but therefore I have changed system. We have to play more quickly because our opponents are defending and make a small space, so it’s difficult then to attack. Everybody […]

In Part I of this feature we looked at how Manchester United have progressed since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. In the second part of this feature, we look at how United might proceed in the coming few months or years. A new transfer window is upon us in a couple of weeks and rumours are already flying thick and fast. Real Madrid are possibly preparing to bring in a few more toys and do away with some of the old ones and Radamel Falcao has been mentioned more than once in connection. Falcao would also love to move to the Bernabeu as he has already shown his propensity to go where the cash is. United have surely identified this and it is evident in the fact that young academy product, James Wilson is receiving increased first team playing time. The goal against Aston Villa saw Falcao run to the away section of the fans in celebration. It showed how much […]

Manchetser United's departure from the Champions league group stage in unceremoniuos circumstances sent shock waves through Europe and even amongst the Red Devils around the globe. However, the season is far from over, THT looks at Sir Alex Ferguson's two major headaches in the near future and how he must tackle the problems at hand.

TheHardTackle's Guest Author Uanhoro James walks through the squads of the Northern teams in the English Premier League - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. In Part 1 of his piece, he studies the defending champions.