Man Utd vs Chelsea – Premier League preview and team news

Two ailing giants come together at Old Trafford for what looks set to be a highly significant encounter, as Manchester United go all out to arrest their slide against Chelsea, who will remain in crisis until they start climbing the table. The pressure that currently rests on the shoulders of United boss Louis van Gaal could hardly be any heavier, and as every abject display and every poor result goes by the question marks over his long-term future at the club are only growing larger. The losing run now stands…

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Man Utd vs West Ham – Premier League preview and team news

Manchester United will be hoping to continue their unbeaten home record this season as they take on West Ham United, who have not won in four Premier League outings. As expected, the Red Devils had the majority of the possession in their last match away to fellow high-flyers Leicester City, but were again uninspiring and rarely looked like creating anything meaningful from open play. After having fallen behind as a result of being caught on the break, they relied almost solely on set-pieces to provide the route to goal, and it came as…

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Man Utd vs CSKA Moscow – Match preview and team news

Manchester United will be keen to gain maximum points from the first of two consecutive home games in Champions League Group B as they take on CSKA Moscow with the two sides level on four points. This, and the next European outing at Old Trafford against PSV Eindhoven, is likely to decide whether United make it through to the last 16, so manager Louis van Gaal will be determined to see more cutting edge in the final third than he has in recent matches. The group is finely poised, with…

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Louis van Gaal says Wayne Rooney is still influential for Man United despite lack of goals

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has given star forward Wayne Rooney his full support ahead of the club’s trip to Goodison Park to take on Everton this afternoon, the Metro reports. The 29-year-old has come in for some heavy criticism recently due to his lack of form so far this season, as he has only found the net once in the 3-0 victory over Sunderland last month. United will now make the short trip to Liverpool to take on Rooney’s former club in what is certain to be a…

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Man United striker Wayne Rooney set to miss final England Euro 2016 qualifiers

Wayne Rooney is expected to miss England’s final two Euro 2016 qualifiers and will fly home on Monday when the rest of the squad head out to Lithuania, according to The Guardian. The Guardian also report that Roy Hodgson is considering shifting Arsenal forward Theo Walcott into a central position instead. Having watched The Gunners star star in the 3-0 demolition of Manchester United at the weekend, it’s becoming increasingly likely that Hodgson will make the same move as Wenger. Rooney missed training for the second day running when England…

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Man United gossip: Valdes in tug-of-war as Valencia star is targeted

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Wednesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes is looking increasingly likely to leave the club as reports suggest Sevilla and Valencia are vying for his signature, the Metro reports. The former Barcelona star is unwanted at Old Trafford, and the Daily Star claim that the club may be willing to let him leave in the middle of the season. Manchester United have been handed a boost after Marcos Rojo withdrew from the Argentina squad in a bid to be fit for next week’s…

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Arsenal vs Man United predicted line ups: Wenger to ring the changes while LVG sticks with winning formula

A look into how Manchester United will line up for the trip to Arsenal on Sunday. With Luke Shaw injured, usual makeshift left-back Daley Blind will have to move over into the centre to make way for Ashley Young. The 30-year-old has performed well for Louis van Gaal, if further back than he would have liked. However, Blind, now in the middle, will have to have his wits about him if he is to keep Alexis Sanchez quiet. The Chilean can turn even the most hardened centre-backs inside out, and…

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Arsenal vs Man United combined XI: No place for TWO World Cup winners

This weekend’s meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United is already being billed as a potential title decider even though we’re only eight weeks into the new campaign. Only United strengthened significantly during the transfer window, but how many of those new faces would fit into a combined XI with this weekend’s opponents? See below to find out… GK: David de Gea – Man United Despite Petr Cech recently joining The Gunners, De Gea is the only real choice to take the number one spot. LB: Daley Blind – Man United…

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Man United gossip: Summer Muller deal was ON and Winger still has vital role to play

Friday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer gossip. Manchester United tried to sign 26-year-old Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller “at all costs”, according to so-called ‘super agent’ Giovanni Branchini, via the Daily Mail. England manager Roy Hodgson says that 29-year-old striker Wayne Rooney’s place in his squad is not guaranteed, despite the Manchester United forward having become the country’s all-time leading scorer, the Daily Star reports. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, 64, says he is different to Arsenal counterpart Arsene Wenger and former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson…

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Tottenham and Man United stars make 59-name leaked Balon d’Or shortlist

A contender list for the 2016 Balon d’Or has apparently been leaked online (via Metro) and shows a few startling additions. Tottenham striker Harry Kane, Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney have all made the list, but strangely are joined by the likes of Christian Atsu of Bournemouth, Swindon’s Massimo Luongo and Leicester striker Shinji Okazaki. All of the usual suspects are there, too, with Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Eden Hazard all included, with the list set to be whittled down to…

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Cristiano Ronaldo hints that he wants to reunite with Man United frontman Wayne Rooney

Real Madrid megastar added fuel to the fire in stories linking him with a return to Manchester United by hinting that he wants to line up alongside former strike partner Wayne Rooney once again, the Daily Express reports. Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 to sign for Spanish giants Real Madrid in a then world record £80m deal (via Express). After bagging 118 goals for the Red Devils he has since gone on to break a number of personal and team records. In the meantime, Rooney has become United’s third…

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Man United gossip: Rooney denies transfer request and Dr Dre CONFIRMED as Red Devils fan

Wednesday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumours. Manchester United are prepared to terminate the contract of out-of-favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes, 33, but only if the Spain international leaves the Premier League, the Daily Mail reports. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants silverware before his Reds deal ends in 2017, but he still could stay on and break a promise to his wife, according to the Manchester Evening News. Manchester United’s German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, 31, says he does not always understand skipper Wayne Rooney’s Liverpool accent, according to…

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Manchester United vs Wolfsburg predicted line up: Van Gaal to play strongest XI

After losing out on the challenge of PSV Eindhoven in the first round of matches, manager Louis van Gaal now faces the tricky task of getting something out of Bundesliga giants Wolfsburg. You can predict how the outcome will turn out by using this bet365 offer code. However, despite having a crucial clash with Arsenal to prepare for this weekend, van Gaal may be forced to pick his best XI to ensure that his Champions League trail remains on course. Last season United fans were praying for this kind of…

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Man United boost as Louis van Gaal confirms Wayne Rooney is available for Southampton clash

Manchester United have been handed a major boost ahead of their clash with Southampton this weekend, after Louis van Gaal confirmed that Wayne Rooney is available for the game at St Mary’s, according to the Daily Express. As well as confirming that defender Phil Jones is back in training, the Dutchman explained that the skipper missed the game against PSV Eindhoven as they did not want to take the chance and face losing him for even longer (via Express). “Wayne is fit to play,” he said. “He’s only had one…

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Man United predicted XI vs PSV Eindhoven: Anthony Martial to be handed first start

Manchester United open their Champions League campaign with a tricky trip to Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday. Louis van Gaal’s side will have been hugely boosted by the victory over Liverpool at the weekend, especially as they did it without captain Wayne Rooney, who is set to miss this clash with a hamstring injury (via BBC Sport). Here is how we expect United to line-up for the game against the Dutch champions: GK- David de Gea The Spaniard celebrated a new contract by making his first start of the…

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Wayne Rooney to miss Man United’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven

Man United captain Wayne Rooney will miss the Red Devils’ Champions League group-stage opener against PSV Eindhoven due to injury, BBC Sport report. The 29-year-old missed the victory over Liverpool after tweaking his hamstring in training, and Louis van Gaal has decided not to rush him back for the clash in the Netherlands (via BBC Sport). The decision from the manager has probably been made with the club’s lack of attacking options in mind. Had the Dutchman risked Rooney for the clash, he ran the risk of seeing his skipper…

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Man United gossip: Muller move planned for January, and Premier League great hails Martial

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: The Red Devils are confident that they will be able to sign Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller in January, according to the Metro. United tried to bring the 26-year-old to Old Trafford during the summer, but were unable to agree a fee. However, the Metro suggests that the Bavarian side would be interested in selling the man who has scored six goals in the opening four games of the season. Premier League legend Thierry Henry has heaped praise upon Anthony Martial,…

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Man United gossip: De Gea’s buyout clause revealed, and van Gaal plans to stay

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United: David de Gea may have signed a new four-year deal with United, but it appears that a move away from the club may not be entirely out of the question, The Sun report. The Real Madrid target has had a buyout clause of £30m included in the contract, which may pave the way for a future move. Louis van Gaal may be about to follow in his goalkeeper’s footsteps by signing an extension with the Red Devils, the Daily Star report.…

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Man United gossip: Rooney missing for Liverpool clash and LVG SLAMMED by Red Devils legend

Saturday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new-four year contract with the club, the BBC reports. The 24-year-old Spain international almost joined Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, but the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time. Manchester United could be without Wayne Rooney for Saturday’s Premier League game with Liverpool after the captain did not check into their team hotel with the rest of the squad, the Manchester Evening News reports. If true, it means that United will…

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Man United could be without Wayne Rooney vs Liverpool as striker skipped hotel stay

Manchester United could be without captain Wayne Rooney for this weekend’s meeting with Liverpool after he didn’t check into the team hotel with the rest of the squad, the Manchester Evening News reports. The Red Devils, led by manager Louis van Gaal, checked into the five-star Lowry Hotel on Friday night in preparation for Liverpool’s visit to Old Trafford on Saturday. However, Rooney, who is said to have raised his concerns with the Dutchman about the mood in the United dressing room being flat (via MEN) was not seen among…

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Man Utd vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Having seen unbeaten starts to the season vanish in disappointing fashion before the international break, Manchester United and Liverpool renew their rivalry in what promises to be a fiery Saturday evening contest. Wayne Rooney achieved the inevitable yet sublime on Tuesday by becoming the England national team’s record goalscorer and taking his tally beyond Bobby Charlton’s long-standing tally of 49, but here he will be looking to rouse his Man Utd teammates for a fixture in which he has excelled in years gone by. They will be desperate to right the wrongs of the…

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REVEALED: The Premier League’s ten highest paid players: Man United star blows away Mesut Ozil and Sergio Aguero

A recent piece in the Daily Mail has revealed the ten highest paid players currently plying their trade in the Premier League. All the names involved are as you’d expect, and there are no major surprises, though it may surprise a few to learn exactly which one player is earning the most ahead of some serious talent, that are not only in better form, but just sheer better players, too. See who’s earning the most below, all estimated figures pre-tax. Sums may vary according to bonus payments. 10. John Terry…

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Barcelona great Lionel Messi calls Man United star a ‘once in a generation’ player

Four time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has heaped praise upon Wayne Rooney, after the Manchester United skipper became England’s all-time leading goalscorer, according to The Sun. The 29-year-old brought up his half-century of international goals with a penalty against Switzerland, and in the process, overtook Sir Bobby Charlton as the country’s highest scorer. And Messi believes that the accolade highlights how special a player Rooney is. “Rooney is for me a once in a generation player,” he said. “One of those special players, who is not comparable to any…

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Man United gossip: Giggs to be named as next Red Devils boss as angry players confront LVG

Thursday’s biggest Manchester United news and transfer rumour gossip. England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney, 29, has been called one of the greatest players of his generation by Barcelona’s Argentina forward Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Mirror. “There are many special players, but nobody like him” purred the Barcelona and Argentina superstar of Three Lions striker. Despite reaching the landmark achievement of 50 goals, Rooney says he still fears for his England place because of the emergence of talented youngsters such as Tottenham’s 22-year-old striker Harry Kane, The Guardian reports.…

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Man United ace Wayne Rooney reveals he’s scared for his England place despite breaking goal record

Wayne Rooney has revealed that he is fearing for his place in the England team despite finally breaking the Three Lions’ goalscoring record against Switzerland this week, the Daily Star reports. After bagging his 50th goal for his country on Tuesday night, Rooney is fearing for his spot in Roy Hodgson’s side because of upcoming young talent behind him. Rooney finally surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s haul of 49 goals with a late penalty against the Swiss, but only after Harry Kane opened the scoring, whom he’d moved behind in order…

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