There has always been an assumption that great players must make great coaches and managers. However, without the exceptions of Franz Beckenbauer (West Germany) and Johan Cruyff (Ajax and Barcelona), those regarded as the games greatest talents have never truly succeeded in the managerial hotseat.
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After Manchester United’s less than glamourous exit from the UEFA Champions League, the team is refocusing its efforts on a Premier League title. Now that they’re free from the distraction of European soccer, winning another title should be the only thing on the team’s mind and at this point anything less would be a major disappointment. While it seems that the job of manager Louis van Gaal is safe for the time being, if he doesn’t get his team to start scoring some goals soon it won’t be long before the patience of Man Utd. supporters runs out.
Manchester United slumped to their third 0-0 defeat in a row, all whilst playing football that has the ability to put you to sleep. Louis van Gaal’s side struggled to break down a Crystal Palace team, and these following statistics sum up exactly why the game wasn’t won:
Manchester united and Liverpool have been going head-to-head on and off the pitch for plenty of years, and its a battle that we’ve been fortunate to have the better hand of in recent history. We’ve gained another little triumph, with one of the world’s best claiming he’d have picked United over Liverpool.
Manchester United have bought well in the transfer window just gone, with Louis van Gaal trying to plug many gaps that clear for all to see in the squad. However it was probably too much to do in one window.
Louis van Gaal is known for his stubbornness and his willingness to part with his big name stars if they are not performing for the club. This summer has certainly been no different, with the Iron Tulip wielding the axe and parting with some of Manchester United’s biggest stars.
The intensity of the Manchester derby is up there with the fiercest fixtures in world football, and it’ll be no different come Sunday. Ahead of the game, the Daily Mail have made this combined Manchester XI, including six reds and five blues.
Manchester United had a year to forget in 2014, but as always there are several moments that make you believe the team is on the up once again. We’ve compiled our top five United moments for the year, check them out below:
Manchester United somehow managed to scrape a 2-1 victory away at Southampton last night, with Robin van Persie returning to his brilliant best – scoring two superb goals that gave United all three points. There will be cause for concern though, because there were 6 or 7 performances that just weren’t good enough.
Sitting down after a win to write a blog is always easier than after a loss. Obviously. A year ago, United sat 9th in the table. NINTH. We had just lost to Everton and would lose to Newcastle United at the weekend. Both at home. David Moyes’ reign was a poor one, but Louis van Gaal seems to have reinstalled that winning mentality. Read more