Van Gaal vs Pochettino - Consistency is Key

Van Gaal vs Pochettino - Consistency is Key

Louis Van Gaal has a managerial CV the envy of football coaches worldwide. Having won major honours at the helm of Ajax, Bayern Munich and Barcelona, whilst also leading his home nation The Netherlands to the semi-finals in the recent 2014 World Cup in Brazil. So what next for the man many deem a footballing genius? The vacant role of manager of another club giant in Manchester United of course, and after the failing of predecessor David Moyes, surely the …
Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This match is huge in terms of top four qualification, especially for Spurs, as they need a positive result if they are to be considered in contention alongside Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. Meanwhile for the hosts, they will be keen to get a win after disappointingly being knocked out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford by Arsenal. They were outplayed in their own stadium, by a side who hadn't won there in a long time. This weekend they …
Manchester United vs Arsenal | FA Cup Preview

Manchester United vs Arsenal | FA Cup Preview

On Monday evening the biggest clash of the FA Cup quarter-finals takes place at Old Trafford. Louis Van Gaal’s side host the current cup holders in Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. With both sides currently caught in a battle for a Champions League spot it will be interesting to see what the mentality is from both teams heading into this match. Van Gaal would surely love to end his first year in charge with a trophy, while Arsene Wenger will want to …
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 …
Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

Swansea City vs Manchester United Preview|Team News, Key Men & Stats

The Liberty Stadium plays host to a travelling Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, as the home side look to get back to winning ways the visitors have proven difficult to put away as of late and will be looking to keep it that way. Garry Monk’s side don’t seem to have quite come to grips with the big money loss of their talismanic striker Wilfried Bony, having only picked up one win in the new year. The Welsh side may …
Preston vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

Preston vs Manchester United | FA Cup Preview

On Monday evening, for the first time since 1972 Preston North End will take to the pitch at Deepdale to face Manchester United. Both sides are looking to progress to the quarter finals of the FA Cup, and this season's FA Cup has shown that it really could be either side that progresses. Simon Grayson is no stranger to facing United as he led his former side Leeds to victory against United in the competition in 2010. Meanwhile, United boss …
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 …
Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Manchester United v Burnley Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Louis Van Gaal will be looking for a response from his side on Wednesday night when they welcome Burnley to Old Trafford. Man United needed Daley Blind to rescue them a point at Upton park on Sunday with a 90th minute strike to break Hammers Hearts. That United’s 3rd draw in their last 6 matches meaning that dropped points on Wednesday night could see both Tottenham and Arsenal leapfrog them, taking them out of the Champions League spots. Burnley meanwhile …
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