Louis van Gaal seems to have finally found a certain type of balance in Manchester United as the Dutch manager somehow managed to salvage 1 point after playing against Chelsea in their Premier League match.
Prior to their 1-1 draw against Chelsea, the team of Louis van Gaal managed to snatch another point after drawing with West Bromwich Albion. A draw against a team located in the bottom section of the Premier League such as West Bromwich Albion is certainly not something to be very happy or joyous about but it’s much better than a loss and losses was everything that Manchester United was experiencing a few months ago.
Even with all of the recent struggles and criticism that Louis van Gaal has been experiencing since taking charge of Manchester United, Sir. Alex Ferguson has fully supported and backed the Dutch manager as the Scottish former coach of Manchester United believes that Louis van Gaal has what it takes to push the Premier League club back to the top of the Premier League like it used to be a few seasons ago.
“Louis, who took the job, is what I would call a managers’ coach,” Ferguson added. “He’s one of these committed ultra-professionals. Football is his life.
“Wherever he has managed, every footballer will have learnt from him. He’s strong, single-minded, as he showed again with the Netherlands at the World Cup. I like Louis and have always had a good rapport with him. If I had to choose one word for him it would be ‘formidable’.
“His urge is to play attractive football. He likes to watch players play and players train and to be involved at all levels, including in the development of young players. His background at Ajax shows that his faith in youth will not diminish. He was a good choice.”Sir. Alex Ferguson said as he displayed his admiration and support of Louis van Gaal.
There have recently been a number of rumors that have been launched which links C.Ronaldo with his former club Manchester United. C.Ronaldo is believed to have an unhealthy relationship with the owner of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez and that the Portuguese star is interested in making his return to Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal said that he would love to have C.Ronaldo in his team and that a transfer is actually possible but unlikely as Real Madrid just aren’t thinking about selling him.
The Dutch coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal said: “It’s always a discussion in the papers. I don’t think the media will buy Ronaldo. When it is possible, it is what I have always said with Falcao, players like Ronaldo give a lot extra to selection, to the team, but I don’t think Real Madrid will sell him.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has never been shy in demonstrating his emotions and love towards his former club, Manchester United as it was the first club where he managed to win major trophies including the Premier League and the Champions League pieces of silverware.
“I love Manchester. Everyone knows that I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I hope I can come back one day.” C.Ronaldo told reporters as he responded to questions concerning his future and the possibility of him making a return to the Premier League.
The Portuguese midfielder has a contract with Real Madrid that runs up until 2018 where he will be earning a salary around €17 million and the Spanish club included a buyout clause for him of €1 billion. All of those reports linking C.Ronaldo with a move away from Real Madrid are nothing but rumors and nothing official as the future of the Portuguese is tightly wrapped around the Spanish club.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted at a potential offers for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria, who continues to be linked with a move away from the Spanish club. The Argentine was one of the best players for Madrid last season, as they won the Champions League and the Copa del Rey. It was a historic campaign for the club because it was the 10th European trophy. However, it is highly expected that di Maria may be sold in order to raise money. Madrid recently brought in Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez for close to £90 million.
It would have a severe dent on the club’s ability to meet the financial fair play regulations set by UEFA if they do not sell a couple of players to neutralise this figure. As one of the valuable players in the team, Madrid are reportedly prepared to sell di Maria. French giants Paris St Germain are also thought to be interested in the player, but were recently ruled themselves out of contention citing the transfer fees demanded by Madrid. The Spanish club valuable player in excess of £ 50 million, but because PSG recently brought in Chelsea defender David Luiz for a similar figure, they are unable to sign him.
Van Gaal says that United will be interested in a player like di Maria, as they continue rebuilding the team after a disappointing season.
“It is a strategy of Manchester United to do that. At this moment, we have five No.9s and four No.10s – and we don’t have wingers to give us attacking width. Or, I should say, we don’t have wingers of the highest level, like Ronaldo or Di Maria or somebody like that. So, I have to play in another way – and you have seen that already. I only buy when I think we need to buy – in the position that is necessary,” said Van Gaal.
Mexico have extended the contract of coach Miguel Herrera after he was extremely impressive in helping the team almost reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup 2014. Mexico barely managed to make it into the World Cup after a very poor qualifying campaign. The arrival of Herrera to the national team manager role brought about a seachange in the fortunes, as they dominated the play-offs and reached the finals. Despite being in the group containing Brazil and Croatia, Mexico managed to qualify for the last 16 round.
They came up against a very good Netherlands team, but the brilliant tactics from Herrera almost resulted in a shock victory for the American team. It was only because of controversial refereeing decisions that Netherlands reached the quarter-finals at the expense of Mexico. It seems that the Mexican football Federation have been extremely happy with the work of Herrera that they have decided to offer a four-year extension to his current contract. Herrera will now be charge of the national team until the Russian World Cup in 2018.
Mexican soccer Federation president Justino Compean revealed that the negotiations with Herrera have been going on for the last few days. He expects an agreement to be reached soon because the understanding is that the manager calls wants to extend his stay.
“We’re renewing Miguel Herrera’s contract so he stays as coach of the national team for Russia 2018. We’re going with him and hopefully he lasts. His work was extraordinary (in Brazil). We’re pleased because in the short time he had to work, he did it very well, achieving very good results in the style of play and in what the national team transmitted. He’s in favor of continuing and us too,” said Compean. Mexico suffered only one defeat at the World Cup 2014.