boys will earn United top four spot, Rodgers and Balotelli could cost Liverpool theirs
Manchester United 's victory over a poor Queens Park Rangers side wasn't a giant leap forward but it was certainly a step in the right direction. The result was much needed but it was the performance that was particularly encouraging because United have not performed like that for well over 12 months.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Premier League - Manchester United v QPR preview: Does a
Team news, match facts, manager quotes and fantasy pick for the Premier League game between Manchester United and QPR at Old Trafford. Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal poses for photographs along with the club's latest signings Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind Louis van Gaal will be looking for his first win as Manchester United manager when QPR visit Old Trafford on Sunday.
Radamel Falcao, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo are all available to make their debuts in Manchester United's home game against QPR on Sunday. Sam Johnstone , Chris Smalling , Phil Jones , Ashley Young , Michael Carrick , Jesse Lingard , Marouane Fellaini are out.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Manchester United - QPR Preview: Van Gaal set to unleash Falcao & Di Maria
The Red Devils boss has backed his expensive new recruits to shine on their home debuts as he hopes to further implement his methods at Old Trafford United have banked on Argentina winger Di Maria signed for a British transfer record of 59.7 million to inspire a fresh era of success in Manchester. Much is also expected of striker Falcao, who has joined on a season-long loan from Monaco, capping the end of a lavish spending spree that saw United part with more than 150m in the transfer window.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Louis van Gaal says Phil Jones could be out for a month at Manchester United
Louis van Gaal says Phil Jones could be sidelined for a month as Manchester United prepare for QPR with NINE players injured Louis van Gaal has confirmed that Phil Jones could be out of action for between three weeks and a month with a hamstring strain - one of NINE players sidelined at Old Trafford. Jones limped out of England's Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland in Basel on Monday night and was immediately sent for scans that revealed the extent of his injury.
Manchester United should ditch the back three and Louis van Gaal should copy Roy Hodgson
The England chief utilised a 4-3-1-2 formation to get the best from his side in Switzerland - now United's Dutch boss should do the same Less than a week after the England boss was widely criticised for his tactics in a tepid victory over Norway at Wembley, Hodgson flipped the Three Lions script and earned an excellent result against what is a decent Swiss side. Liverpool's precocious starlet Raheem Sterling was handed the keys to the kingdom in a No.10 role, ahead of a midfield featuring the hard-running duo, Fabian Delph and Jordan Henderson, and a deep-lying playmaker in Jack Wilshere.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Manchester United: How They Should Line Up in EPL Showdown vs. QPR
Though United have started dismally with only two points taken from three games, optimism is finally beginning to grow in Manchester. Louis Van Gaal has brought much-needed pace to the side with Angel Di Maria, upgraded the attack with Radamel Falcao, and bolstered the midfield with Daley Blind.
Carra: How do strikers fit in?
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher will be right here each week to cast his expert eye over the forthcoming Premier League games. The Liverpool legend will have his say on the teams, players, managers and stories surrounding Sky's live weekend fixtures - and in this column he looks ahead to Sunday's clash between Manchester United and QPR.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Jones Injury Could Not Have Come at Worse Time for Himself, United
It often seems that for every strikingly competent performance , the Manchester United defender is equally capable of gifting the opposition a meaningful goalscoring opportunity, such as the one he presented Switzerland's Haris Seferovic on Monday. Even so, the 22-year-old's role at Old Trafford has only become more prominent following the summer departures of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, and it must be said that while United have struggled in their first three matches of the 2014-15 season, Jones has been remarkably effective.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Manchester United may have a world class attack... but their...
Manchester United have a first-class attack, second-class defence: Louis van Gaal has spent big up front... but will they still be punished for their gaps at the back? Manchester United have plenty of options going forward with Rademal Falcao, Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata If Manchester United's new-look frontline is going to start firing fours and fives, there's a still a danger the boys at the back could concede one more. While we have been salivating over the prospect of Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria joining forces with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, reinforcement at the other end of the park was somewhat neglected.
Predicting Manchester United's First XI Following Close of 2014 Transfer Window
Manchester United 's best starting XI has been a hotly debated topic among fans and pundits since the close of the transfer window. With United adding yet more firepower to a team whose best assets already seemed to be its forwards, there is plenty of room for debate.
Louis van Gaal's 3-5-2 system WILL help Manchester United succeed, insists Phil Jones
Some players appear to be struggling to adapt to the formation but the England man believes it will come good in the long run The Dutchman has implemented a 3-5-2 system since taking over at Old Trafford but it has brought little success as the search for a first win continues. Jones, along with Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Tyler Blackett, appear to be struggling to come to terms with the formation with calls emerging already to revert back to a traditional back four.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Former Spurs defender backs Arsenal, Manchester United youngsters to be 'top players'
Former Tottenham centre back Ledley King has backed a number of English defenders to become top class players for club and country. England 's 1-0 win over Norway wasn't quite the rebound performance that fans expected after crashing out of the World Cup in the group stage.
Louis Van Gaal's Best Manchester United XI Following Close of Transfer Window
Manchester United signed Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo, Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao during the summer transfer window. He first must decide whether to stick with his 3-5-2 or revert back to the 4-3-3 he has been so familiar with throughout his career.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
United face two year wait to sign long-term Dortmund target - report
Manchester United could be forced to wait until summer 2016, at the very earliest, to secure long-term defensive target Mats Hummels . According to Mark Ogden of the Telegraph, Manchester United could be forced to endure a two year wait in their attempts to secure the signature of newly appointed Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Hodgson angered by press reaction
Roy Hodgson claims his critics are talking "b******s" if they think England are destined for failure under his rule. Hodgson's patience snapped in the direct aftermath of England's 1-0 victory over Norway, which came in front of a record low crowd of just 40,181.
Manchester United's transfer window verdict: Louis van...
But the Sunday People's Steve Bates believes a new era at Old Trafford will begin to motor following a big summer of spending Manchester United had a busy summer transfer window, spending A 151.5million in an attempt to turn their fortunes around. Yes.....and no.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Are these the 11 players who can ensure United now play 4-3-3?
Manchester United have a new-look squad, so can they now play 4-3-3 rather than the much-maligned 3-5-2? When Louis van Gaal was first appointed as Manchester United manager, talk was of a free-flowing, attack-minded philosophy, of a 4-3-3 formation and an eye for youth. But three games into the Dutchman's tenure at Old Trafford, the club have persevered with the 3-5-2 van Gaal implemented with the Netherlands at the World Cup, while the Galacticos-style spending raises questions as to how many chances the likes of Adnan Januzaj and James Wilson will get this season and beyond.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Should van Gaal have given this A 8m-rated defender a shock return to Manchester United?
Manchester United were linked with a move A 8m-rated Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross on deadlined day - should they have signed him? United completed their summer spending with the signing of Radamel Falcao and Daley Blind on deadline day, with the duo joining Ander Herrera, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford as Louis van ... (more)
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Burnley announce Michael Keane loan from Manchester United
The England Under-21 international becomes the third player to move to Turf Moor on transfer deadline day and will remain with the Clarets until January Burnley have announced the signing of Manchester United centre-back Michael Keane on loan.