LOUIS VAN GAAL

  • Mats Hummels rubbishes talk of deal with Manchester United 6 hours 26 minutes ago

    Berlin: Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has shot down reports of a deal with Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal to join the Premier League club, saying they were invented. The Germany defender has long been a target for several top European clubs and he recently said he would like to play...
  • Manchester United's Chris Smalling hails Louis van Gaal impact 3 days ago

    London: Manchester United defender Chris Smalling hailed manager Louis van Gaal as the reason behind his upturn in form and believes he is now playing the best football of his career. Smalling has struggled for consistency since joining United from Fulham in 2010 but the 25-year-old has flourished under Van Gaal...
  • 3-0 and Louis Van Gaal: Have Manchester United finally turned a corner? March 23, 2015

    3-0 is an important score line in Louis Van Gaal's career. At Bayern Munich it was a 3-0 win over Hannover that triggered a nine game win streak which catapulted the Bundesliga giants to the title. It was followed by a 4-0 decimation of Juventus as Bayern reached the final...
  • Van Gaal turns whistleblower before Manchester United face Liverpool March 20, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been refereeing training games to help his players keep their emotions in check for the Premier League top-four showdown with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday. The Dutchman has a reputation as a disciplinarian who keeps his players on a tight leash but has...
  • Manchester United is my last job in football, says Van Gaal March 20, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will retire from football when he leaves his job at Old Trafford, he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph on Thursday. "This is my last job. For sure," he said in an interview published on the newspaper's website (www.telegraph.co.uk). "I have to pay attention...
  • Angel di Maria to stay in Manchester United next year: Louis van Gaal March 15, 2015

    Manchester: Winger Angel di Maria will be at Manchester United next season, according to manager Louis van Gaal. The Argentine's poor form and dismissal in the 1-2 FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Arsenal led to speculation that the record 59.7 million-pound signing may seek a move away. But van Gaal said:...
  • Angel Di Maria red card adds to Louis van Gaal's woes March 10, 2015

    Another unconvincing display from Manchester United was compounded by a needless red card for Angel Di Maria on Monday as the Argentine added to manager Louis van Gaal's woes. With United trailing 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup quarter-final, Di Maria was booked for diving and minutes later grabbed the...
  • Memories of great Cup goal resurface amid Ryan Giggs speculation March 9, 2015

    London: A combination of a stony countenance and a couple of throwaway comments from an old chum was all it took to spark speculation about Ryan Giggs' future at Manchester United this week. It all came before a match guaranteed to remind every United fan what a revered position Giggs holds...
  • Louis van Gaal urges patience over misfiring Angel Di Maria March 3, 2015

    Manchester United must be patient with record signing Angel di Maria who has struggled to make an impact in his first season at the club, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. The quicksilver Argentina winger has cut a frustrated figure in recent weeks, often deployed as a central forward, and...
  • Angel di Maria needs to adapt, says Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal March 1, 2015

    London: Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal admitted on Sunday that he had no choice but to take off Angel di Maria after the club's new signing suffered the humiliation of being substituted at half-time during an English Premier League (EPL) match. Di Maria endured a torrid first half at Old...
  • Listless Manchester United finally run out of luck February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal lamented his team's "missed chances" in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Swansea but the reality is that his side could only ride their luck for so long. The Dutchman praised his team's second-half overwhelming possession dominance which did not produce a single clear-cut opportunity...
  • Manchester United 'forgot to score' against Swansea, says Van Gaal February 22, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was frustrated his side "forgot to score" against Swansea City but believes they were unlucky to lose 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday. United's scratchy performances this season have received criticism but Van Gaal insisted on Friday that his team would be top of...
  • Louis Van Gaal warned by FA over referee comments February 18, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been warned as to his future conduct following comments he made about the referee after his team's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Cambridge United, the FA said on Wednesday. The 63-year-old Dutchman said everything had been against United during the fourth-round match last month...
  • Louis van Gaal's change of tactics bears fruit February 17, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was rewarded for a bold change of tactics as his team came from behind to beat Preston North End 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. A turgid first-half display in which United dominated possession against their third-tier opponents but failed to create...
  • Minnows Preston next test for unconvincing Manchester United February 14, 2015

    This season's cup competitions are providing Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with the opportunity to visit some of England's more obscure footballing outposts in his first year in Britain. After a stunning 4-0 loss at third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the second round of the League Cup in August, Van...
  • Manchester United system still giving Louis van Gaal a headache February 13, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal came under fresh attack on Friday over his style of play at Manchester United and acknowledged he was still struggling to come up with a preferred system. Former England midfielder Paul Scholes labelled recent performances under the Dutch manager as "miserable" and questioned whether he was prepared...
  • Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge February 11, 2015

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied a Football Association misconduct charge relating to comments he made following last month's FA Cup draw with Cambridge United, the governing body said on Tuesday. "Louis van Gaal denies FA misconduct charge in relation to media comments and requests personal hearing, date...
  • Louis van Gaal produces United dossier to counter long-ball claims February 10, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has produced a dossier of statistics to respond to claims by West Ham that the team relies on long balls. After the 1-1 draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce described Van Gaal's team as "long-ball United." But Van...
  • Battling qualities delight Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal February 9, 2015

    London: It may not have been pretty but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal did not mind at all after Daley Blind's late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw at West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors were second best for much of the match at Upton Park...
  • Angel Di Maria wants to play despite safety fears: Louis van Gaal February 7, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no doubts that Angel Di Maria can continue to play for the club despite the Argentine's fears for the safety of his family after an attempted break-in at his home. British media reported that intruders smashed a patio door as they attempted to enter...
  • Louis van Gaal to contest FA charge for Cambridge comments February 6, 2015

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will contest his Football Association charge for comments he made about the referee following the FA Cup match at Cambridge United. United were held to a 0-0 draw by the fourth-tier side before winning the fourth-round replay 3-0 at Old Trafford on Tuesday. "In 30 years...
  • Louis van Gaal targets FA Cup to provide first silverware February 4, 2015

    Shorn of European excitement and with only a remote hope of winning the Premier League, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal wants the FA Cup to garnish his first season in charge. His side needed two attempts to beat fourth tier Cambridge United, comfortably winning a fourth round replay 3-0 at...
  • Paul Pogba will never return to Manchester United: Andrea Pirlo January 28, 2015

    Turin: Veteran Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo believes Manchester United would be wasting their time in trying to re-sign team-mate Paul Pogba. The 21-year-old left Old Trafford for Juventus in 2012 after growing frustrated with a lack of first-team appearances under Alex Ferguson. He has since developed into one of the best midfielders...
  • Everything was against Manchester United in Cup tie: Van Gaal January 24, 2015

    Cambridge: Manchester United were happy to survive a difficult challenge by coming away with a 0-0 draw at fourth-tier Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday, said manager Louis van Gaal. Cambridge did not manage a single shot on target but that was little comfort to the contingent...
  • Van Gaal sticking with tactics despite 4-4-2 success January 18, 2015

    A change of formation transformed a tepid performance into a 2-0 win for Manchester United at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday but manager Louis van Gaal says he has no plans for a permanent switch to 4-4-2. The Dutchman has employed a 3-5-2 formation, with which he...
  • Radamel Falcao must prove himself at United, says Van Gaal January 16, 2015

    Manchester United's Radamel Falcao may have hoped for a crumb of comfort from his manager Louis van Gaal, but was instead told on Friday to prove himself or get used to a supporting role at Old Trafford. When the on-loan striker joined United from Monaco in September he was heralded as...
  • Louis Van Gaal must get his 'system' right at Manchester United January 13, 2015

    I am not one for knee-jerk reactions. A loss after an eleven-game winning streak hardly constitutes a crisis, but at Manchester United everything is a bit over the top. Fans' reactions included. The 0-1 loss to Southampton would have hurt Louis van Gaal. Just the way Koeman was smarting after the...
  • No regrets on leaving out Falcao: Louis van Gaal January 12, 2015

    London: English football club Manchester United's manager Louis van Gaal had said he was right not to select Colombian forward Radamel Falcao in his side's 0-1 defeat to Southampton in an English Premier League match. Falcao did not even make the bench Sunday and with Van Gaal insisting he wanted cover...
  • Sorry Louis van Gaal, you are no better than 'sacked' David Moyes January 12, 2015

    In their first home defeat since the opening day of the season, Manchester United failed to register a single shot on target against Southampton, who snatched a victory thanks to substitute Dusan Tadic's second half goal. The result saw the Saints leapfrog Van Gaal's men to reach the third place in...
  • Van Gaal expects David de Gea to stay at Manchester United January 10, 2015

    London: Louis van Gaal expects David de Gea to commit his long term future to Manchester United, despite interest in the goalkeeper from Real Madrid. Van Gaal, who revealed that the club's injury crisis has now diminished to the extent that only Ashley Young is ruled out of Sunday's encounter with...