LOUIS VAN GAAL

  • No rest in EPL as hectic festive period looms 12 hours 1 minutes ago

    Manchester: While Europe's other big leagues take a breather over the festive period, clubs in the English Premier League begin a traditionally frenzied spell of fixtures that excites fans, exhausts players, tests managers, and potentially defines campaigns. A run of four games in nine or 10 days kicks off on Friday...
  • No injury returns for Manchester United, says Louis van Gaal 2 days ago

    None of Manchester United's injured players are likely to be fit for the next Premier League match against Newcastle United, manager Louis van Gaal said on Tuesday. Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and Chris Smalling missed the 1-1 draw at Aston Villa and only Smalling has...
  • Louis Van Gaal will thrive at Manchester United: Ferguson 3 days ago

    London: Legendary football coach Alex Ferguson has backed Louis van Gaal to again turn his former club Manchester United into a world-beating side. Van Gaal was chosen as the manager at Old Trafford following the failed reign of David Moyes. The Dutchman was given the task of bringing the glory days...
  • Manchester United's Rojo injured, Liverpool's Jones to stay in goal December 15, 2014

    Manchester United do not know when Argentine defender Marcos Rojo will be available again after he missed the 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, manager Louis van Gaal said. Van Gaal told reporters that the 24-year-old, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the close-season, was injured in training on Saturday, which meant...
  • Van Gaal rekindles spirit as Manchester United dare to dream again December 4, 2014

    Four wins a row have lifted Manchester United into the Premier League's top four and Louis van Gaal's managerial reign is beginning to bear fruit after a difficult start. Although home victories over Crystal Palace, Hull City and Stoke City would not normally set pulses racing at Old Trafford, the gutsy...
  • Wayne Rooney injury not so serious: Louis van Gaal December 3, 2014

    London: English Premier League side Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has played down the extent of Wayne Rooney's knee injury after the striker missed United's 2-1 win over Stoke City on Tuesday. Rooney was injured during United's 3-0 victory at home to Hull City Saturday, but Van Gaal said that...
  • Van Gaal pleased by United's best performance this season November 30, 2014

    London: Manchester United's 3-0 win over Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday was their best performance of the season, said manager Louis van Gaal as they cemented their top-four position with a third straight victory. Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were on target as the hosts...
  • Robin van Persie is short of confidence, says Louis van Gaal November 29, 2014

    London: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is lacking confidence and struggling to make an impact in matches, according to his manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutch international has scored three goals in 11 games this season and touched the ball only 13 times before being substituted during the 2-1 win...
  • Injury-plagued Manchester United face tough trip to Arsenal November 22, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will delve into the depths of his squad for the visit to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, as an injury crisis engulfs Old Trafford. So often it has been Arsene Wenger cursing his luck after key players have been crocked ahead of big...
  • Injured Daley Blind faces long spell out: Louis van Gaal November 20, 2014

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind faces a "long" spell out after the midfielder hurt his left knee playing for the Netherlands in a European Championship qualifier. Van Gaal said on Thursday that Blind's knee is in a brace and that the player will go for a...
  • Louis van Gaal feels Manchester United on course for top four November 10, 2014

    Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's chances of finishing in the Premier League top four remain in their own hands after they returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace. United recorded a victory for the first time in four attempts, but they made hard work of their 1-0 triumph against...
  • Radamel Falcao faces extended absence, says Louis van Gaal November 8, 2014

    London: Whether it be injury or for reasons of balance, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned striker Radamel Falcao could face a lengthy absence from his top-heavy side as they struggle to find a winning formula. Colombia striker Falcao, who is earning 285,000 pounds ($452,400) per week, according to...
  • Louis van Gaal feeling 'lousy' after Manchester United's poor start November 7, 2014

    London: A dismal start to the season and a seemingly never-ending defensive injury crisis have left Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feeling "lousy" at Old Trafford. After losing 1-0 at fierce rivals Manchester City last weekend, United are 10th in the Premier League following their worst start to a...
  • Louis van Gaal must stop history repeating itself at Manchester United November 3, 2014

    The year was 1986 and with just three league wins to their name by the first weekend of November, Manchester United dismissed Ron Atkinson as manager and appointed Alex Ferguson. The rest, as they say, is history as Ferguson won 38 trophies - including 13 Premier League titles - during his...
  • Defensive injuries are a disaster, says Louis van Gaal November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United's defensive woes deepened on Sunday with Argentine defender Marcos Rojo dislocating his shoulder and centre back Chris Smalling getting sent off in the 1-0 derby defeat by Manchester City. Already missing the injured Jonny Evans and Phil Jones as well as left-back Rafael, manager Louis van Gaal is...
  • Manchester United and Aston Villa count cost of indiscipline November 3, 2014

    London: Manchester United and Aston Villa paid a heavy price for having men sent off on in the Premier League on Sunday with United losing a tight derby to Man City and Villa surrendering a lead in defeat by Tottenham Hotspur. Sergio Aguero condemned United manager Louis van Gaal to a...
  • What Smalling did was not very smart, says Louis van Gaal November 2, 2014

    Manchester: It was a wonder that Louis van Gaal's face did not turn as scarlet as his team's shirts. After preaching the need for discipline and calm-headedness in the furnace of the Manchester derby on Sunday, all the new United manager got for his pains was the match-losing brainlessness of Chris...
  • Louis van Gaal says Marcos Rojo has dislocated shoulder November 2, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says defender Marcos Rojo dislocated his left shoulder in the 1-0 loss to fierce rival Manchester City in the Premier League. The Argentina international was carried off on a stretcher in the 55th minute at Etihad Stadium after being hurt in a challenge with City...
  • Radamel Falcao out of Manchester derby, Wayne Rooney fit October 31, 2014

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao will miss Sunday's derby match against Manchester City but captain Wayne Rooney is fit to play. Van Gaal says "Falcao is still injured" after sustaining a problem in training but that "Rooney was not injured. He shall play, he is...
  • Louis van Gaal unhappy with 'stupid' Robin van Persie October 28, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal labelled compatriot Robin van Persie "stupid" after his celebrations in scoring a dramatic late equaliser for Manchester United in their 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea saw the experienced Dutch striker booked. Van Gaal looked on course to fall to a defeat against Chelsea...
  • Jose Mourinho is a very Special One, says Louis van Gaal October 24, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal says the visit of Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side to Old Trafford on Sunday will be extra special for the Manchester United manager as he greets his "modest" former apprentice. The pair have maintained a close relationship since former Barcelona boss Van Gaal gave the self-styled...
  • Louis van Gaal's United not good enough, says Gary Neville October 21, 2014

    After an indifferent Premier League start and without an away win this season, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's belief that his side can still win the Premier League is misplaced, says former club captain Gary Neville. A late Daley Blind equaliser secured a point for United as they twice came...
  • Manchester United are adapting to Van Gaal's Dutch style, says Blind October 19, 2014

    Manchester United defender Daley Blind says his team mates are adapting to Louis van Gaal's Dutch style of play and it is only a matter of time before they start reaping the rewards of their new look. After making a slow start to the season, United have found their feet in...
  • Manchester United exploring friendlies during season September 30, 2014

    London: Manchester United are looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season and the early League Cup exit. The record 20-time English champions have forecast a 10 per cent drop in revenue in 2014-15 after they failed to qualify...
  • Sent off Rooney says he is more mature now September 29, 2014

    London: Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney claimed to be "a lot more mature on the pitch" in an interview conducted for the Sunday Times a few days before he was sent off against West Ham United on Saturday. Rooney left his team a man short for the last half...
  • EPL: Struggling Manchester United eye comeback against West Ham September 27, 2014

    On a day of derbies in north London and Merseyside, the fate of Manchester United will be the most anticipated result on Saturday. United host West Ham having won just one of their opening five Premier League games, including a 5-3 collapse at Leicester last weekend. "It's happened, it's about overcoming...
  • EPL: Diamond is Louis van Gaal's new best friend September 20, 2014

    After switching to a newlook formation that sparkled against Queens Park Rangers last weekend, a diamond may just be Louis van Gaal's new best friend as the Manchester United boss looks set to continue with it against Leicester City on Sunday. United claimed their first three points of the season thanks...
  • Manchester United and the quandary of romance vs practicality September 15, 2014

    "Manchester United is not merely a football club, it's a beautiful memory", wrote Eamon Dunphy in his biography of Sir Matt Busby, the legendary manager and spiritual architect of Manchester United Football Club. Football fans generally tend to be a sentimental lot and Manchester United supporters, owing partly through circumstance,...
  • Manchester United manager Van Gaal wants more from matchwinner Di Maria September 15, 2014

    Manchester: Louis van Gaal urged Angel di Maria to give even more after he inspired Manchester United to a 40 victory over Queens Park Rangers on his home debut. The Argentina international, United's record signing, upstaged debutant Radamel Falcao in Sunday's game at Old Trafford with a goal, an assist and...
  • Louis van Gaal happy to swap Danny Welbeck for Radamel Falcao at Manchester United September 13, 2014

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits the chance to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao made the less prolific Danny Welbeck surplus to requirements at Old Trafford. Welbeck's move to Arsenal in a 16 million pounds ($26 million) deal on transfer deadline day raised a few eyebrows, with former United...