The red devils have hit somewhat of a rough patch. They are struggling for goals and have not won in five games. Their game is labored, unexciting and creativity is scarce. The fans will be hoping as the games come thick and fast in this festive period, that their fortunes will turn and they will have something to celebrate by the turn of the year. Here are the highlights of today’s news involving united;
De Gea on upcoming fixtures
According to the former Athletico Madrid goalie, it is important united started turning their draws into wins and pick up vital points in the race for the title. “We’re working on it right now. We’re training hard and we’re preparing well so we can go into those games at our highest level of fitness in order to get through December well-placed near the top of the league,” he said, via United’s official website.
United coach and players put their struggles behind them as they surprised the staff in appreciation of their work and support throughout the year (Manchester Evening News).
Whispers out of Munich is that the Bayern coach has a preference for Man United if he is to leave the German champions and move over to England. He will even prefer to go on another one-year sabbatical and wait for Louis Van gaal’s contract to expire before taking the reins. (Neil Custis)
Going on, word is out that the Catalan native had a row with a member of the medical team for the second time in less than a year with the first being his row with Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt which lead to the latter’s resignation. (Bild)
Former Ajax, Arsenal and Barcelona winger, Marc Overmars have asked critics of United Manager, Van Gaal to let the coach do his work. He feels the criticism is over the top (The Sun, via the Daily Express)
Former Watford and Aston Villa winger Ashley Young is surprised at being ignored by the manager for the last few games inspite of united’s injury problems. He was left perplexed as he was overlooked for youth team product, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson even though he was the one that always filled in at left back when needed. (The Sun)
Manchester United have thought to be always interested in Polish goal machine, Robert Lewandowski. They are now ready to firm up the bid with an amazing 11 million pound a year contract for the former Borussia Dortmund striker. The 27-year old has made 15 appearances for Bayern this season (Bild, via the Mirror).