Some rare good injury as Marcos Rojo, who has been absent for the last four games with a hamstring problem, could return for the trip to Goodison Park on October 17.
The Argentina international has missed games against Ipswich Town, Sunderland, Wolfsburg and Arsenal and was withdrawn from his national team’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Paraguay.
Rojo’s withdrawal from the Argentina squad has been made with the idea of building up his fitness at United’s Carrington training base over the next week, as he bids to declare himself ready for action against Everton.
Memphis Depay has admitted that he is struggling to adjust to the physical demands of the Premier League.
The 21-year-old joined Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in the recently concluded transfer window, becoming the first new arrival of the summer. Last season, he was the star player for the Dutch outfit.
Depay played a crucial role in helping PSV win the Dutch league from the clutches of Ajax after four seasons. He was the top scorer in the domestic competition as his contribution was instrumental in his former side’s success.
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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata says he likes Louis van Gaal’s honesty — even if that means sometimes being shouted at when things do not go well.
Former Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Van Gaal’s straight-talking approach has led to confrontations with his players as well as reporters at various stages in his career.
However, Mata, whose good form for United this season has led to a recall to the Spain squad, told the “Al Primer Toque” radio show that he enjoys working under the Dutchman.
It was a historically bad start by Manchester United at the Emirates on Sunday. Never before have United conceded three goals in the opening 20 minutes of a Premier League match.
So what happened?
Louis van Gaal might well cite fatigue as a leading factor in this result, having highlighted the fact that Manchester United had played six games in 18 days prior to kickoff, but lethargy cannot excuse them over what happened in the first 20 minutes.
Louis van Gaal admitted he had no answers as he called Manchester United’s display at Arsenal the worst of his reign.
United were 3-0 down inside 20 minutes for the first time in the Premier League era, and it stayed that way as an Alexis Sanchez double and Mesut Ozil’s goal took Arsenal into second on goal difference.
And a shellshocked Van Gaal did not mince his words in the aftermath of the game as he promised to get to the bottom of his side’s awful start.
Manchester United picked up their first win of the Champions League group stages by coming from behind to beat Wolfsburg at Old Trafford this evening.
The visitors took the lead after just four minutes when Daniel Caligiuri stroked home, but Juan Mata levelled things up from the spot before half time. Mata then turned provider for the winning goal eight minutes after the interval as his inventive flick over the top allowed Chris Smalling to poke the ball home from close range.
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Juan Mata scored one and brilliantly created the other as Louis van Gaal’s side came from behind to put their first points on the board in UEFA Champions League Group B.
After falling behind to Daniel Caligiuri’s early goal, Louis van Gaal’s men equalised with a Juan Mata penalty before the Spaniard then set up the winner for Chris Smalling. United have never lost their opening two games in a group stage and that record remains intact thanks to their comeback although Wolfsburg more than played their part in an intriguing contest.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says United are serious contenders to win the English Premier League for the first time since he retired now David de Gea has committed his future to the club. De Gea was on the verge of joining Real Madrid on transfer deadline day, but the move fell through because the relevant paperwork was not submitted in time.
The Spanish goalkeeper then signed a new four-year contract at Old Trafford and former United boss Ferguson, who retired after claiming the English title in 2013, believes that could prove to be a huge fillip to his old club’s title chances of lifting the trophy under current boss Louis van Gaal.
He has been a missing component of United first team squad this season, but United obviously still highly rate James Wilson as the teenage striker has signed a new four-year contract. United manager Louis van Gaal said this month that he planned to send Wilson out on loan so he could get more first-team experience.
But the 19-year-old has so far remained at Old Trafford and the club have given him a fresh contract which runs until 2019, with an option for a further year. Wilson was not in the United squad for Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Ipswich in the English League Cup, but Van Gaal confirmed on Friday he now has no immediate plans to send him on loan.
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw suffered a double fracture of the right leg in Tuesday’s Champions League match at PSV Eindhoven, the club have confirmed.
The England international will be transferred to Manchester on Wednesday to be operated on.
Shaw was involved in a collision with Hector Monero in the PSV box which was deemed fair by the match official and play proceeded until it became apparent the defender had suffered a serious injury.
There was a 10-minute delay as medical staff saw to the 20-year-old before he was stretchered off the field wearing an oxygen mask.