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6 hrs ago | Independent.ie

Van Gaal defends Shaw over fitness

Louis van Gaal will ask Roy Hodgson to clarify his comments on Luke Shaw after the Manchester United manager launched an impassioned defence of the teenage star.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Sam Johnstone, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

10 hrs ago | RTE.ie

Weekend's Premier League team news

Ireland international Robbie Brady will be pushing for a start for Hull against Aston Villa after two goals against Lokeren in the Europa League Sean Dyche expects striker Sam Vokes to once again be Burnley's only absentee.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Robbie Brady, Burnley, World Soccer, More Sports, Chris Smalling, Darron Gibson, Steven Pienaar

14 hrs ago | Barryanddistrictnews.co.uk

Sean Dyche will look to inflict more misery on Manchester United

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes it will take time for Manchester United to adapt to Louis van Gaal's 3-5-2 formation because it is so "radical."

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Jesse Lingard, Angel Di Maria

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals piling up minor league awards: Steven Souza,...

Washington Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo talked to 106.7 the FAN in D.C.'s Grant Paulsen and Danny Rouhier on Wednesday about the big season at all levels of the Nats' minor league system.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Nationals, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Steven Souza, Soccer Players

Daily Mail

Ryan Giggs in 2011: Manchester United will NEVER go the way of...

Louis van Gaal wants to get shut of a plethora of Manchester United players this week in developments Ryan Giggs couldn't have predicted three years ago.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Nani, Javier Hernandez, Ryan Giggs, Chris Smalling, Fabio

Mirror.co.uk

Manchester United transfer news and rumours: Van Gaal ready to axe...

Louis van Gaal may have just smashed the British transfer record but that won't stop him plundering the market before deadline closes on Monday Here's all the latest United rumours in today's Daily Mirror, from across the rest of the papers and the web... Louis van Gaal has hit the panic button at Manchester United and launched a desperate double ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Javier Hernandez, Soccer Players, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Anders Lindegaard, Ashley Young

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Why Man United signing Angel Di Maria is bonkers and not what they need

While he's a great player, from the perspective of Manchester United's squad balance he is not remotely what they need, writes Miles Jacobson Any time I've had a discussion with a chief executive or a director of football about their holy grail for squad balance, they've told me much the same thing - the ideal is to have three players for every ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Phil Jones, Soccer Players, Tom Cleverley

Daily Mail

Marnick Vermijl in the spotlight: Who is the Belgian right-back at Manchester United

Marnick Vermijl in the spotlight: Who is the Belgian right-back who could be deployed by Louis Van Gaal in Manchester United's Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons? Injury problems could hand Marnick Vermijl a start at right-back for Manchester United in their Capital One Cup tie at MK Dons And with Louis Van Gaal facing an injury crisis in defence ahead ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans, Ritchie De Laet

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Banburycake.co.uk

Dons ready for 'biggest game'

Winkelman also believes the expected 29,000 sell-out for the Capital One Cup second-round tie on Tuesday night will provide an indication of the club's potential.

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Yahoo!

Football - Van Gaal defends Januzaj decision

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to use Adnan Januzaj as a holding midfielder in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Sunderland, insisting he saw it as the best thing to do at the time to boost their chances of victory.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Danny Welbeck, Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling, Darren Fletcher

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Isportsweb.com

Manchester United: Players continue to struggle

Manchester United's stuttering start to the season has continued with a 1-1 draw away to Sunderland.

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Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones, Soccer Players, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Juan Mata

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Business News

How would Van Gaal fit Di Maria into his Manchester United midfield?

With reports that Angel Di Maria is still at the top of Manchester United 's wish list ongoing, unsurprisingly given extra traction by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitting the player has asked to leave the Spanish giants, one thing that hasn't been considered is just where the Argentinian star would fit into the club's midfield.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Antonio Valencia, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young

The Independent

Injury problems mount for Louis van Gaal as Danny Welbeck future remains in doubt

The Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, refused to be drawn on the future of striker Danny Welbeck following reports that the Dutchman has told the England player he can leave the club.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Danny Welbeck, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Channelnewsasia.com

Football: 'Devil' Van Gaal preaches patience at United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted on Friday he felt he'd gone from 'king to devil' as he seeks to rebuild the Premier League giants.

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Related Topix: Sports, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Paul Scholes, Soccer Players, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Independent

Injury problems mount for Louis van Gaal as Danny Welbeck future remains in doubt

The Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, refused to be drawn on the future of striker Danny Welbeck following reports that the Dutchman has told the England player he can leave the club.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Danny Welbeck, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United, Michael Carrick, Jonny Evans, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup

Business News

How would Van Gaal fit Di Maria into his Manchester United midfield?

With reports that Angel Di Maria is still at the top of Manchester United 's wish list ongoing, unsurprisingly given extra traction by Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti admitting the player has asked to leave the Spanish giants, one thing that hasn't been considered is just where the Argentinian star would fit into the club's midfield.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Antonio Valencia, Darren Fletcher, Ashley Young

SoccerSweep

Manchester United: Predicted XI vs Sunderland

Manchester United will hopefully welcome back some first team regulars, as well as the new arrival on Sunday, as they travel to Sunderland in hope of their first victory of the season.

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Goal.com

Where will Januzaj feature under Van Gaal?

The youngster launched his Manchester United career with two fine goals against Sunderland last October, but life is different under Louis van Gaal and uncertainty reigns As Manchester United have become acutely aware in the last week, pre-season form does not necessarily guarantee Premier League pedigree.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Ryan Giggs, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Juan Mata

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Daily Mail

Ice bucket challenge special: The best including Cristiano Ronaldo, ...

Ice bucket challenge special: The best of the bunch from the sporting world, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, David Beckham and John Terry Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Association, or Motor Neurone Disease, attacks the spinal cord and affects around 5,000 people in the UK Our first Fantasy Football A 1,000 weekly winner is ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Lionel Messi, John Terry, Wayne Rooney, Darren Fletcher

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Business News

15 tackles 10 interceptions in 3 games, Manchester United prospect sold too soon?

When Manchester United players see Swansea appearing at Old Trafford next, they may want to worry for their own future.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Fabio, Patrice Evra, Nani

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