Man Utd vs Man City – Premier League preview and team news

Old Trafford is the setting for an intriguing an potentially crucial encounter in the Premier League title race, as Manchester United take on bitter rivals Manchester City, who are two points better off. Manager Louis van Gaal has already claimed that victory for his United side would establish them as genuine title contenders, and it is hard to disagree with that assertion, given their increasing array of attacking talent as well as an aptitude for winning games when not at their best. Moving above City by taking all three points…

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CSKA Moscow vs Man Utd – Match preview and team news

Manchester United can put themselves in a strong position in Champions League Group B with a win away to CSKA Moscow, with the two sides currently level on three points. Indeed, all four teams in the section are on the same points tally after two games, with United having recovered from their opening loss to PSV Eindhoven by coming from behind to win at home to Wolfsburg in a hard-fought game which required them to cling on to their lead in the closing stages. Meanwhile, after losing in Germany on…

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Man United gossip: Sir Alex praises Klopp appointment as van Gaal targets Rojo replacement

Saturday’s biggest Man United gossip. Manchester United are prepared to sell defender Marcos Rojo, 25, in the January transfer window and replace him with 23-year-old Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi, the Manchester Evening News reports. Rojo’s relationship with Louis van Gaal is understood to have broken down over a string of issues and the United manager has identified Dutchman Martins Indi as Rojo’s ideal replacement. Barcelona are considering a transfer move for Manchester United star Ander Herrera, according to Tuttomercatoweb. The Catalan giants are in the market for several new…

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Ander Herrera hails Man United boss Louis van Gaal for confidence boost

Ander Herrera has revealed that it was the confidence that Louis van Gaal had given him that led to him taking the penalty during Saturday’s win over Liverpool, the Independent report. The Spaniard was perhaps the surprise man to step up in the 70th minute of their clash with the Reds, and while he admitted that he had never taken a spot-kick in a competitive game, it was his manager’s belief that led to him being the one to put the game beyond doubt (via Independent). “The manager last season…

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Man United gossip: Bale’s agent speaks about rumours, and de Gea set for crunch talks

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Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Gareth Bale’s agent has quashed speculation linking his client with a move to Old Trafford, by suggesting that he was never close to leaving during the summer, the Daily Express report. Jonathan Barnett also stated that the Welshman wanted to spend the rest of his career with Real Madrid. “He has come nowhere near being transferred in the past few months,” he said. “He is very happy at Real Madrid and hopefully he will stay there for the rest of his…

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Man United deny Barcelona interest in Ander Herrera

Manchester United have received no approaches for popular midfielder Ander Herrera despite rumours linking him with Spanish giants Barcelona and Villarreal, according to the Metro. The Catalan side were said to be eyeing him up as a potential replacement for recently departed icon Xavi, but United have no plans to allow him to move on in the near future (via talkSPORT). Despite his good form since joining the club, Herrera hasn’t always been a regular starter under Louis van Gaal, so should one of the bigger sides from his native…

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Manchester United star tells teammates that fourth place is NOT good enough

Manchester United star Ander Herrera has told his teammates that finishing fourth this season is not good enough, according to the Daily Mirror. The Red Devils finished fourth in the last campaign – which was the first at the club for both Herrera and manager Louis van Gaal – but the 26-year-old believes that that would not be acceptable this time around. “Last season was the first with the new staff and a lot of new players like me but, now, we have no excuses,” he said. “We have to fight…

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Man United willing to allow Ander Herrera to join La Liga giants Valencia

Manchester United are apparently willing to allow midfielder Ander Herrera join Spanish outfit Valencia, according to the Metro. The 26-year-old shone for Louis van Gaal last season, but has suddenly found himself behind the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Michael Carrick in the Old Trafford pecking order so far this term. And now reports in Spanish outlet Fichajes is claiming that his days in Manchester could be numbered as the Red Devils are reportedly ready to facilitate his return to La Liga. The Spaniard has cut a popular…

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Man United gossip: Muller set to sign new deal, while Gaitan close to sealing move

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller is set to snub interest from the Red Devils, and sign a new deal at the Allianz Arena, according to the Daily Star. The 25-year-old currently earns £110,000 a week, but is set to be handed much better terms. Long-time target Nico Gaitan appears to be on his way out of Benfica this summer, but he is not heading to Old Trafford, the Daily Express report. The 27-year-old is in talks about a switch to Italian…

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Which of the Premier League heavyweights boasts the strongest second XI? Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea analysed

With the new Premier League season in its infancy, fans of each club will get to see their side’s strongest XI, and start dreaming of where that talented crop can take them. However, it is when the campaign is truly in full swing, and injuries begin to become a factor that the title favourites will become more obvious. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the top flight’s heavyweights’ second XI: Chelsea While most sides would kill for a front two like Chelsea’s, there are serious concerns…

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(Video) David de Who? Ander Herrera ready to take over in Man United goal after these STUNNING saves

With the continued speculation linking Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea with a move to Real Madrid this summer, fans will no doubt be concerned with just who will be able to replace him so capably. Well, Red Devils fans need fear no more, as the replacement for the Spanish international is already in the squad – and it’s none other midfield maestro Ander Herrera! During a training session in the United States, the 24-year-old took it upon himself to get between the sticks and face some shots from his…

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Morgan Schneiderlin’s stats put Manchester United’s current midfield to SHAME

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin is reportedly closing in on a move to Old Trafford this summer (via Metro), so many Manchester United fans may be wondering where he would fit in their side, and perhaps more importantly, who would he replace? READ MORE: Manchester United News and Gossip Arsenal launch £13m move for Man United defensive target Manchester United would rather let star go on FREE next year than sell now below asking price Louis van Gaal’s job may be a little easier however, as Sky Sports have put together…

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