Louis van Gaal

Man United’s January Transfers

Man United’s January Transfers

Man United’s January Transfers It’s that time of year again as the January transfer window opens. So much speculation will surround Manchester United as they will be linked to every Tom, Dick and Harry Kane, but who will Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward buy to strengthen a squad that has struggled over the past few months? While we await the answer to that question here is a look back at players United have signed in January down the years. Lou Macari: 1973-1984 app: 400 goals: 97 The diminutive Scot arrived at Old Trafford in 1973 from Celtic for a fee of £200,000. Bought by manager and fellow Scot Tommy Docherty he became an instant hit, which continued throughout the seventies and into the eighties. He scored in his first game for United against West Ham United in a 2–2 […]

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Pressure Mounts On United

Pressure Mounts On United

Pressure Mounts On United It never rains but it pours. Rain lashed Old Trafford couldn’t provide a hiding place for Louis van Gaal and his side as the Canaries flew in and stole all the three points to pile the pressure on the Dutchman’s broad shoulders. It should have been a welcome return to the comfort of Old Trafford for United. Unbeaten at the Theatre of Dreams in the Premier League this season they hosted newly promoted Norwich City who started the day in the bottom three so they couldn’t possibly have posed a serious threat to United’s aspirations. Wait a minute! That’s exactly what everyone said last week prior to the away match to another promoted side Bournemouth and we all know too well what happened there. It is the first time in 69 years that United have lost […]

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Should van Gaal Face The Chop?

Should van Gaal Face The Chop?

Should van Gaal Face The Chop? This week social media was alive about whether Louis van Gaal had burnt his bridges at United and many wondered if he would become the latest managerial casualty after a poor week of results, but it was elsewhere that the hatchet fell as Chelsea decided that enough was enough and sacked, Jose Mourinho, to fire fresh speculation that the special one could end up at Old Trafford. However, there is one problem with that scenario and that is we already have a manager and a proven one at that. Sure, the results haven’t been going exactly to plan, but to pull the plug on van Gaal’s tenure half way through the season could have worse repercussions for United’s present campaign. Sitting in the top four and within only two wins from the top doesn’t […]

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