Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal says that he cannot completely rule out the possibility of Angel Di Maria leaving the club in the summer.
The club’s record signing is reportedly unhappy – along with his girlfriend – to live in Manchester. His form has dipped considerably compared to his initial few months at United. After having an attempted burglary incident at his home a few weeks ago, di Maria has been living at a hotel. All these situations have not been ideal for him and this could leave the Argentine demanding an exit in the summer.
Given that he is the club’s most valuable player, United are unlikely to allow him to leave easily. Van Gaal, though, concedes that an unhappy player will not be of much use to him. The 27-year-old has contributed only three assists in his last 10 appearances, while he is currently serving a suspension received as a result of the direct red card in the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal. Van Gaal says that the attitude by the player since the red card has been excellent and he is hoping for better performances in the future. Van Gaal also has to deal with poor performances of another big-name signing in the form of Radamel Falcao. Continue reading →
Louis van Gaal has faced a lot of criticism at Manchester United for using a 3-5-2 system when it is clearly evident over the last six months that the players are comfortable playing with four at the back.
United had secured some excellent results when playing with the regular system with four defenders. Despite this, Van Gaal has tried to go for this unique formation whenever he has had the opportunity. The controversial system was once again back in the headlines after United lost 1-0 to their top four rivals Southampton at Old Trafford. Continue reading →
Louis van Gaal has dismissed suggestions that midfielder Daley Blind will be sidelined for six months. The Dutch international recently suffered a major injury while on international duty. It is yet another problem for Van Gaal, who has had to deal with a sea of injury troubles since the start of the season. Since his arrival to United, the Dutchman has never had a fully fit squad to choose from. It has been mentioned as one of the reasons for the club’s poor showing this campaign. In recent weeks, though, the injury situation appeared to finally come good with a number of players like Michael Carrick returning to action.
The latest international break has wreaked havoc into the United team with as much as three new players likely to miss the upcoming matches for the club. David de Gea and Michael Carrick are major injury worries for the weekend’s match against Arsenal, while Daley Blind is definitely ruled out.
Dutch national team boss Guus Hiddink said thatBlind was likely to be sidelined for around six weeks after injuring his ligaments. United’s official Twitter account made an error and quoted the recovery time as six months much to the shock of United fans.Van Gaal has cleared those statements by confirming that Blind is likely to return before the start of 2015.
“[Blind] is not ready, he has a brace on his knee. It’ll be 10 days’ rest, then we’ll have another scan and say more about his injury.It’s not as bad as the doctors thought after the match, but it shall be a long story, I believe, but not six months or something like that.We have to wait for tomorrow’s training session to decide if [some players] are back.My philosophy is that you have to train at least one week with the squad, better two,” said Van Gaal.
Leicester City has reportedly re-signed in Andy King this October. The talented midfielder is on a 4-year contract with the club which continues till the year 2018.
It was a remarkable birthday celebration for King who had an unforgettable 26th birthday signing renewal agreement with the premier English football club.
The Wales star came to East Midlands right from the academy in the year 2006. He has made 283 1st team-appearances & scored 54 goals during his tenure till now. Andy’s previous contract is about to terminate by the termination of coming season- however Leicester has announced about contract extension this Wednesday given the stellar potential of the player.
King is delighted to maintain his pace in his old club and has even expressed this desire to stick to Leicester till his last playing days.
“I am completely buzzing”, said an excited Andy while speaking on the official site of his club. “To reach so far by now with this club & to be able to take part in Premier League is like dream coming true for me. To be capable of committing my future here & for my club to show this much of confidence in my play is a huge boost – thus I am just looking forward to shoot on now.”
“I have always played for this club post my academy years & it is looking more & more as if they are the sole squad that I would ever score for”, he continued with deep passion and commitment for Leicester. “I would really love it in case that goes the case.”
“I have always said that right from my first debut in 2007 against Wolves, the fans have always been really amazing with me-thus, a huge Thank You on my part for them. They have been a great support all through my career & I am hopeful for such a similar fate so on.”