Tag: Van Gaal

Van Gaal defiant as criticism mounts ahead of FA Cup match

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Soccer-I've been sacked by 'awful' media three times, says Van Gaal

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Van Gaal battles to keep lid on Martial hype

Van Gaal battles to keep lid on Martial hype

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Louis Van Gaal admits he faces a battle to manage the expectations growing around Anthony Martial after the striker took his tally to three goals in his first three Manchester United games.

Martial followed his debut goal against Liverpool with a double in the 3-2 victory at Southampton that moved United up to second place in the Premier League table on Sunday.

The forward arrived at Old Trafford following a £36 million (49.6 million euros) move from Monaco at the end of the transfer window.

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Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Luke Shaw has received a visit from PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno, whose challenge in Tuesday's Champions League tie broke the Manchester United fullback's leg in two places.

Moreno was accompanied on Friday by PSV coach Phillip Cocu at the hospital in Geldorp, where Shaw underwent surgery directly after being admitted.

"We first asked whether Shaw would meet us, which he wanted to," Cocu told Dutch media on Saturday. "We offered him the assist of PSV should he need anything in relation to his recovery."

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Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

Soccer-Moreno visits Shaw in Dutch hospital after leg break

AMSTERDAM, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Luke Shaw has received a visit from PSV Eindhoven defender Hector Moreno, whose challenge in Tuesday's Champions League tie broke the Manchester United fullback's leg in two places.

Moreno was accompanied on Friday by PSV coach Phillip Cocu at the hospital in Geldorp, where Shaw underwent surgery directly after being admitted.

"We first asked whether Shaw would meet us, which he wanted to," Cocu told Dutch media on Saturday. "We offered him the assist of PSV should he need anything in relation to his recovery."

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Van Gaal defends spluttering Rooney

Van Gaal defends spluttering Rooney

Southampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Louis van Gaal refuses to accept that Wayne Rooney is in a scoring slump despite the Manchester United captain going into Sunday's visit to Southampton without a Premier League goal in over five months.

Rooney, who recently became England's leading all-time international goalscorer, has not hit the net in a Premier League game for United since the first weekend in April, although his club manager prefers to focus on the hat-trick the striker scored in the Champions League at Bruges last month rather than his 10-game domestic barren spell.

"He scored against Bruges. He scored," said van Gaal. "It doesn't matter if it's the Premier League or the Champions League. I was very pleased when we scored more goals.

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Manchester United's Shaw faces long road to recovery says Van Gaal

Manchester United's Shaw faces long road to recovery says Van Gaal

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits Luke Shaw faces a long recovery process as the England defender aims to return to fitness after his horrendous leg break.

Shaw suffered a double fracture of his right leg during United's Champions League defeat at PSV Eindhoven in midweek, a gruesome injury that dominated the headlines of another trying week for Van Gaal's club.

The Dutchman spoke with the left-back on Thursday, following his initial surgery straight after the game on Tuesday, & was expecting to see him back in Manchester over the weekend, although Van Gaal warned his young star to brace himself for a long period of rehabilitation.

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Soccer-Shaw injury puts United's Van Gaal on defensive

Soccer-Shaw injury puts United's Van Gaal on defensive

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By Alan Baldwin

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Manchester United fans were already concerned approximately their side's lack of goalscorers yet Luke Shaw's horrific leg break, & likely six month absence now has them worrying approximately the defence as well.

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Soccer-PSV's Moreno offers best wishes after breaking Shaw's leg

Soccer-PSV's Moreno offers best wishes after breaking Shaw's leg

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Soccer fans in England were wincing over their breakfast on Wednesday as horrific pictures of Luke Shaw's broken leg were splashed across the nation's newspapers.

The Manchester United left back suffered a gruesome double fracture in Tuesday night's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven after a scything tackle in the penalty box from Hector Moreno that left the young England international in tears, needing oxygen, & out of the game for months.

The game was stopped for eight minutes while medical staff attended to Shaw, who was stretchered off with an oxygen mask strapped to his face.

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Soccer-PSV's Moreno offers best wishes after breaking Shaw's leg

Soccer-PSV's Moreno offers best wishes after breaking Shaw's leg

LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Soccer fans in England were wincing over their breakfast on Wednesday as horrific pictures of Luke Shaw's broken leg were splashed across the nation's newspapers.

The Manchester United left back suffered a gruesome double fracture in Tuesday night's Champions League tie against PSV Eindhoven after a scything tackle in the penalty box from Hector Moreno that left the young England international in tears, needing oxygen, & out of the game for months.

The game was stopped for eight minutes while medical staff attended to Shaw, who was stretchered off with an oxygen mask strapped to his face.

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