Louis Van Gaal Looks To Sign Fantastic Four

Louis Van Gaal Looks To Sign Fantastic Four

Manchester United are willing to splurge 150 million euros on strengthening the team's core by adding the likes of Bastien Schweinsteiger, Jasper Cillessen, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema. Louis Van Gaal's determination to win the title this upcoming season is quite evident as he is ready to shell out millions to procure players as mentioned. Apparently, Van Gaal has maintained that he wants these four players in his team at all costs. Cillessen would be looking to replace David de …
Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Comparing Arsenal's defensive midfield targets

Arsenal have been linked to a number of defensive midfielders over the past couple of years.  It's been a position Arsene Wenger has needed to address for years.  This season, they found an option for that position in Francis Coquelin.  The young Frenchman came into the team and made the defensive midfield spot his own. Yet, for as good as Coquelin has been, a top team like Arsenal need two quality players in every position.  At the moment, they lack …
FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

FC Barcelona v Manchester City | Champions League Preview

A tantalizing second leg contest is on the offing when Catalan giants FC Barcelona host English Champions Manchester City at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night after an eventful 1-2 away win for Luis Enrique's side a fortnight ago. Messi and company will go into this midweek game hugely confident, on the back of a 5 game winning streak in all competitions that has lifted them to the very top of La Liga and will be quickly followed by a …
AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

AS Monaco vs Arsenal | Champions League 2nd Leg Preview

Having lost the first leg 3-1 at the Emirates, Arsenal face an uphill task when they travel to Côte d'Azur on Tuesday night. The Gunners need to score three unanswered goals in order to advance which seems next to impossible considering how solid Monaco are at the back. The French side however were somewhat lucky to come away having conceded just once because of a bizarrely misfiring Oliver Giroud who had six good chances to get on the scoresheet before being …
Is Ashley Young Key To Manchester United's Top Four Hopes?

Is Ashley Young Key To Manchester United's Top Four Hopes?

Manchester United have been under par this season with a number of their big names such as Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata and Radamel Falcao failing to have the impact that many expected of them. However, Ashley Young has re-emerged under Louis van Gaal and he has been arguably the standout performer of the season with a number of key contributions. He has played both as a winger and a wing back for the club, showing his …
Arsenal vs AS Monaco | Champions League Preview

Arsenal vs AS Monaco | Champions League Preview

On February 25th, French side Monaco travel to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal in the Champions League round of 16.  Monaco will enter this match with high spirits having won their group and having lost only one of their last 10 league matches.  Arsenal will come in as the favorites though, despite finishing second in their group.  The gunners will look to win at home and take some sort of advantage into the second leg.  This is the …
Why The Europa League is Important for Brendan Rodgers

Why The Europa League is Important for Brendan Rodgers

There’s no question a large portion of Liverpool fans have challenged Rodger’s priorities in cup competitions. Liverpool advanced through to the FA Cup quarter-finals where they will face Blackburn Rovers at home. True Liverpool are in an advantageous position and have a very good chance to win it and it’s a great way for Gerrard to exit the club as well as Rodgers winning his first piece of silverware. But, imagine if he wins The FA Cup and fails to get Liverpool …
Van Gaal: Square Pegs, Round Holes

Van Gaal: Square Pegs, Round Holes

When Louis Van Gaal channelled the spirit of Rafa Benitez in Tuesday's press conference, he demonstrated once more a stubbornness and unfaltering belief in his own abilities as Manchester United manager. Louis Van Gaal does not get it wrong, and he has the dossier to prove it. And who are we to argue? Van Gaal has called on this self-belief throughout his long and glittering career. He's already made it quite clear, that when it comes to team selection and …
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