Nothing about man u shocks me nowadays.
Nothing about man u shocks me nowadays.
The only person who is laughing now is probably David Moyes.
Pictures always should have a special story behind it or a special meaning to the photographer.
He is a martyr. At least now people know good a man manager Fergie was, and how poor he was at building a real squad. Fergie has got to be the best manager ever, being able to squeeze the extra 10% out from every player in the squad.
So sad looking at the news and then looking at this thread's title. Winning way seems far far away.
If we are not at rock bottom, we are pretty close
Van Gaal: United fans have to believe
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is asking fans to remain faithful and patient following the Reds’ shock 4-0 defeat to MK Dons.
His team’s premature exit from the Capital One Cup left the Dutchman feeling very disappointed and rueing “big errors” at costly times. But van Gaal hopes United supporters can see past the humbling reversal and await, in time, the impact of his arrival and ideas.
“It’s difficult for the fans, I know that, but they have to believe in our philosophy,” Van Gaal told MUTV. “At the end, they can judge, but not now. I hope they shall maintain their confidence in the club and in our philosophy because that philosophy takes time. We are building up a team which you can’t make in one month, even one year.”
Van Gaal was again impressed by his first-hand experience of United’s fans – in other words, those in attendance at Stadium MK, supporting the team from the stands.
“As they were at Sunderland, the fans were unbelievable. For me it’s unbelievable and it’s fine to hear that, but I don’t want to lose for the Manchester United fans. I want to give them victories and I’m used to giving victories to the fans and I hope we can turn around these defeats.”
Analysing the Reds’ defeat to the Dons, van Gaal cited big mistakes at bad times as chief causes for the cup exit.
“It was a matter of making errors at wrong moments,” he reflected. “When you see the goals against us, I believe there were big errors in the build-ups. When you make errors like that, you give the match away.”
The Dutchman admitted he risked a system change at half-time in a bid to turn the situation around and gave credit to the cards played by his opposite number, MK Dons boss Karl Robinson.
“I am a coach that is always taking risks because I want to win," said van Gaal. "It's also one match (a knock-out cup tie) so when you are thinking you have to win, you have to take risks.
“There was only one goal and one shot in the first half but then I changed the system and we played one against one over the whole pitch. We created a lot of chances then but we were not lucky.
“We had another building-up error and they scored (to make it) 2-0. Then you know it shall be very difficult. You cannot go back anymore because you have to win and there were a lot of spaces given away. The (MK Dons) manager anticipated that well by bringing in a forward who was very quick and used the space well. Out of other errors it was then 3-0 and 4-0. They (MK Dons) scored after each error.”
As for mitigating circumstances, van Gaal added: “We shouldn't forget that we have nine injuries (in the first-team squad). This means I’m having to look to the younger players and the second team which is the team we played tonight. When you analyse the situation it’s not as bad as you think."
Believe in LVG
Need to give him more time and we will be back to winning ways ...
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http://www.101greatgoals.com/blog/ma...-mk-dons-rout/Everyone at Manchester United is on a mission to make Sir Alex Ferguson look even better than he was.
This is a sad day for MU.
Manchester United may attempt to use a makeweight in any deal to sign Arturo Vidal from Juventus, with their concerns about the player's fitness likely to make a straight cash deal difficult to reach.
Shinji Kagawa, whom manager Louis van Gaal pointedly declared at the weekend had been incapable of operating in a new designated central position, could possibly be used to secure a breakthrough, with the €40m (£32m) the Turin are side are likely to want seemingly unrealistic.
With AC Milan's Nigel de Jong not on United’s wish list, Vidal appears to be their only option. The Ajax player Daley Blind – another possible 11th-hour target – can also operate in midfield, although his agent, Rob Jansen, said on Tuesday that Manchester United had not yet made a bid. Javier Hernandez could be an alternative bargaining chip for United – who will present £59.7m Angel Di Maria as their new No 7 on Friday – though Kagawa may be more appealing to the Italians.
But at the back of United minds will be the wretched experience – for both them and the player – that the 2007 signing of Owen Hargreaves from Bayern Munich proved to be. Hargreaves was plagued by knee trouble and played only 39 games for United in four seasons. Sir Alex Ferguson later labelled him his “worst” signing.
United are likely to argue that Juventus used Vidal for their own ends as part of their busy conclusion to last season – when they won Serie A and were Europa League semi-finalists – at a time when the meniscus trouble he was experiencing demanded medical intervention and rest. Only when Benfica had eliminated the Italians from the Europa League did the 27-year-old undergo surgery on his knee, and only then so he could be ready for Chile’s World Cup campaign.
Juventus are looking for a substantial profit on the player, having paid Bayer Leverkusen only €10m (£7.9m) for him three years ago but have already missed out once by setting too high a price. Real Madrid’s interest led to a meeting before the World Cup between Vidal’s Argentinian agent Fernando Felicevich, Real president Florentino Perez and manager Carlo Ancelotti but the €60m (£47.8) asking price proved too high. Real instead bought Toni Kroos –a player three years younger than Vidal and half the price – €30m (£23.8m).
The sense that United might be interested developed a month ago. Beppe Marotta, Juventus chief executive, has categorically declared that Juve’s former United midfielder Paul Pogba is not for sale but he has not made the same point about Vidal.
The view from Juventus is that the meniscus is not such a complicated issue as ligament damage but United view the player’s physical position with concern. United are acutely aware that Vidal has not started a Serie A game for the Turin side since the 2-0 defeat at Napoli on 30 March – and that he was subsequently asked to played four times, late last season, before the knee was operated on.
Di Maria will join up with his new United team-mates at training on Wednesday and the club hope to formalise his work permit and registration by noon on Friday if he is to figure against Burnley on Saturday. A work permit, however, has yet to be arranged for his compatriot Marcos Rojo.
Real Madrid are close to agreeing a deal for United’s young Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela. The 21-year-old only joined United a year ago from Penarol but will move to Real’s B team Castilla to play under Zinedine Zidane. The deal is likely to be a loan with a view to a permanent £3m transfer.
vidal exchange for kagawa or hernandez
Will Vidal be the next Owen Hargreaves?
We need a Roy Keane or Eric Cantona!
Man Utd locked in talks to land FIFTH signing as spending heads for £150m mark
MANCHESTER UNITED are in talks to make their FIFTH summer signing, Dutch defender Daley Blind.
Former keeper Edwin van der Sar reportedly attended a meeting at the club's training facility in Carrington yesterday to help thrash-out a deal for the Ajax star.
Having been appointed a member of the Dutch club's management board in 2012, Van der Sar is said to be overseeing negotiations between his two former teams.
A deal for Blind would take the Red Devils' spending total past the £150m mark, with Ajax demanding in the region of £18m for the 24-year-old.
It follows the news that United have completed their bid to land Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
United announced they had broken the British transfer record by signing the winger for £59.7m from Real Madrid.
Posting the news on Twitter, the club revealed: "Manchester United is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has completed his transfer for a British record fee of £59.7million. Angel joins on a five-year contract."
The fee surpasses the previous record of £50m, which Chelsea set when they bought Fernando Torres from Liverpool in January 2011.
In talks to land FIFTH signing
EXCLUSIVE: Man Utd weigh up SHOCK £20m move for Liverpool star Joe Allen
The new Manchester United boss wants to boost his ailing midfield and had Allen watched in the Reds 3-1 defeat at champions Manchester City on Monday night.
And Wales skipper Allen could be open to becoming the first Anfield player to move to Old Trafford since England international centre back Allenby Chilton 76 years ago.
Even though the 24-year-old started against City at the Etihad, Allen may feel his place in the Liverpool side is not guaranteed following a raft of signings.
Last season he was regularly subbed or left on the bench by boss Brendan Rodgers.
Allen impressed Van Gaal with an excellent performance in Wales' last game, a June World Cup 2-0 defeat by Holland in Amsterdam.
United inquired about Allen prior to him joining Liverpool two years ago but baulked at the £15m transfer fee.
But United are a club in crisis right now and badly need bolstering in midfield with new signing Ander Herrera unavailable, along with Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick - all three suffering with foot/ankle injuries.
It is understood Van Gaal does not feel Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley are the players to take United forward and has asked chief executive Ed Woodward to look at bringing in Allen.
A move from Liverpool to United would be bound to cause a big fuss in Merseyside.
Striker Michael Owen was given a tough reception by a section of fans when he played for United at his former club Liverpool, having starred for Real Madrid and Newcastle in between.
Only five Liverpool players have ever been transferred to United - Tom Chorlton (1912), Tom Miller (1920), Tommy Reid (1929), Ted Savage (1938) and Chilton.
6th rival swop?
They are finally buying players in the right department again. Not sure what Joe Allen brings to the table though. Havent been watching soccer that much nowadays.
Arsenal poised to bid for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck to replace injured Olivier Giroud
Arsenal are set to swoop for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck
The England international is interested in a move to the Emirates
United may be reluctant to sell to Arsenal after the Gunners' refusal to sell them Thomas Vermaelen
Arsenal are set to explore a move for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck to help ease the loss of injury victim Olivier Giroud.
As Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday, Giroud is facing an extended period on the sidelines after sustaining an ankle injury against Everton on Saturday.
Arsene Wenger will move to strengthen his forward line before next week's transfer deadline, and Welbeck features on the club's list of options.
Sportsmail understands the Gunners were keen on Welbeck prior to Giroud's injury, but fears over the Frenchman has seen their interest intensify.
It is believed Welbeck would give serious consideration to a move to the Emirates Stadium.
But whether United would sell the England international to a rival remains to be seen.
Queens Park Rangers frontman Loic Remy is also a realistic option for Arsenal.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is a long-term target for the club, but a move for the Uruguayan seem remote given the vast cost of any deal.
No Thomas Vermaelen No talk?
you can buy better gear but you can't buy a better eye
Cos Ed Woodward seems to be like suddenly MIA ... when the likes of Rojo Di Maria become available for us and he is too slow taking his on time in getting the plays thats why the supporters are getting tired of him together with Ed Woodward the wanted the Glazers out as well...