Manchester United is edging closer to Gregory van der wiel of PSG

Louis van Gaal has done something spectacular with Manchester United. The Dutch coach took a club that was crumbling down into pieces which didn’t have spirit, didn’t have motivation and struggles trying to clinch positive and turned the team into one which is absolutely capable of competing in the Champions League, they still might not be able to win it but compete against some of the top European clubs is certainly a feat that isn’t so hard to reach.

Manchester United snatched the 4th spot of the Premier League and will be competing in the Champions League of next season but the head chiefs of the English club have given Louis van Gaal a budget of around €180 million so that he can sign and reinforce his squad even further.

One of the players that is in the radar of Louis van Gaal is Gregory van der Wiel from PSG. The 27 year old Dutch player is an experienced right-back that can provide Manchester United with speed down the right-flank which is much needed.

Daniel Alves was another one of the targets of Louis van Gaal but since the Brazilian defender has already decided to remain with Barcelona, the coach of Manchester United has had to search around the transfer market for a different potential signing and has locked his eyes with Gregory van der Wiel.

It’s rumored that Manchester United or any other club which is interested in signing Gregory van der Wiel will be able to secure his services if that club launched an offer in the region of €9 million. The right-back position of Louis van Gaal is one that is in need of being reinforced and after the club was unable to sign Daniel Alves as well as Nathaniel Clyne, all signs are pointing towards Gregory van der Wiel as Louis van Gaal wants to turn his squad into one which is capable of not only competing and make a charge for the Premier League title but for the Champions League as well.

Gary Neville has faith in Louis van Gaal and in Manchester United

Gary Neville is a retired footballer who spent his entire playing career performing for Manchester United in a career which started off in 1991 and concluded in 2011. During his time playing in Old Trafford, Neville was able to win 8 Premier League titles but it’s been quite a while since the last time that Manchester United has lifted the English trophy.

The last Premier League silverware that Manchester United won occurred during the 2012-13 season which was over 2 years ago.

Even though it has been such a significantly long time since United was crowned as the champions of England, Gary Neville has faith in Louis van Gaal as he believes that the Dutch coach can lead United to their 21st Premier League silverware.

Former Manchester United player Gary Neville said: “Louis van Gaal has had one season at the club now. He’s settled in. The players know him a lot more.I suppose there is a risk if they bring in five or six new players about how they would adapt to it. But we have yet to see that. The players who are there will adapt a lot easier this season. They have had a year with him. He’s had a year with them and it should be a more comfortable position to start from.”

Gary Neville announced his retirement from playing professional competitive football on February of 2011 but Neville still continues being up to date with news and events in the world of football as he is a commentator for Sky Sports and one of the latest things he has expressed his thoughts about in the Premier League had to do with Manchester United as Neville revealed his support towards Louis van Gaal who will be going through his 2nd season in charge of the Premier League club.

Gary Neville expects Louis to Lead the Club

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville says that he expects manager Louis van Gaal to lead the club to title success within three years. The Dutchman has struggled since taking over the club from David Moyes in the summer.

Even though their form has substantially improved in the last few months, the prospect of United finishing comfortably in the top four still remains a major doubt. United have suffered only one defeat since December and this imperious form has not helped them establish a sizeable advantage in the top four race. Dropping four points in the last five matches has seen the likes of Tottenham and Southampton close the gap.

Many expected United to straightaway challenge for the title upon the arrival of Van Gaal. This expectation was placed upon the club after having witnessed their rivals Liverpool make a similar challenge after encountering a very poor campaign. The lack of any form of European football was expected to help United in this regard, but it has already proven that it is not the case. Neville has won several league titles with United, but many now reckon that it may be a few years before United become title challengers once again. Neville says that he expects title success to come within three years.

“I like what he’s done. A lot of people have been criticising him but he’s been pragmatic, he’s changed his style to suit.It’s not always been the best football in the world but then what Manchester United need this season is a Champions League finish and then hopefully an FA Cup run and maybe an FA Cup victory. That would be a sensational season. People have been critical because he’s not playing this way or that way (but) it takes time, he’s only been there seven months,” said Neville.

Steven Gerrard soon finishes Contract with Liverpool

As Steven Gerrard approaches the last six months of his contract with Liverpool, speculation as to whether the 34-year-old will continue playing has also begun.

Gerrard has not ruled out playing for another club. He has been at Liverpool since the start of his career and is one of the few one club men in the world. Gary Neville is amongst them and the current Sky Sports pundit represented Manchester United throughout his professional career. He says that Gerrard still is young enough to carry on playing for the next few years. Several midfielders like Ryan Giggs have carried on playing into the 40s.

It remains to be seen if Liverpool will be interested in extending Gerrard’s contract or they may look to the future and sign a young player instead. The Liverpool captain has not been featuring in the starting line-up of late. This has led to rumours that he has had a fallout with manager Brendan Rodgers. More importantly, Gerrard was not in the starting line-up on the 16th anniversary of making his debut. Rodgers later said that he did not deliberately block Gerrard from featuring in the starting line-up on this special day and it was merely a case of forgetting the date on his part.

“This week Gerrard told Liverpool fans that he would speak to them when the time was right, which was a sensible stance.I can’t quite understand where the fire is coming from on this issue. The idea that a 34-year-old can decide his future before Christmas seems odd to me. My take on it would be that both parties should sit back and relax. There are no flames.At that age, often you’re in a vulnerable state in your own mind – as Gerrard will be,” said Neville, who retired in 2011 at the age of 36.

HErnandez recieves national recall

Javier Hernandez has received a national recall. His form for Real Madrid, where he is currently playing, has been good which has prompted the El Tri boss Miguel Herrera to give him a place in his squad.
Hernandez was picked for the World Cup, but, then got dropped for the two friendly matches played against Bolivia & Chile.
Herrera had actually been calling for Hernandez to leave Manchester United for a long time. He had regularly been saying in the media that the forward should look for options in Italy or in Spain.
Even the previous month, while talking to a sport website, Herrera had said, “I think Javier would be better off playing at any other club, maybe Juventus. He is clearly not wanted at United any more as we all can see. So, why not move to somewhere else. He has to play. The more time he spends at the pitch, the better it is for him and he is getting through a crucial phase of his career right now.”
Finally, at the start of this month, Hernandez fulfilled the wish of his national boss as he signed for the European Cup champions Real Madrid, not on a permanent basis, but, on loan. It’s not a short loan deal though. The forward will be there at Bernabeu right through the season.
Hernandez opened his scoring account for Madrid yesterday playing versus Deportivo La Coruna. He substituted Gareth Bale just about 15 minutes prior to the final whistle and fired in a couple of goals in that short period.
The Los Blancos were already ahead in the game by a margin of 5 goals. So, those 2 additional goals did not make much of a difference in result, but, Hernandez’s morale would certainly have got boosted.

Neville Claims England Cannot Copy Germany

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville, who was part of the England coaching setup at the World Cup 2014, says that the national team cannot copy the blueprint of Germany. The arch rivals of England, Germany, won the World Cup 2014. They have also created history by becoming the first European team to win on Latin American soil. The victory also complete a remarkable turnaround for the national team, which has left facing with a lot of questions after the Euro 2000. Since then, they invested a lot to develop the youngsters in the country and it has started paying off.

Germany not only had one of the best teams in the World Cup, but they also had a very difficult path to the final. Despite this, Neville says that Germany’s success cannot be replicated in England. Ironically, Germany have made it no secret of the fact that they have tried to take the best aspects from the Spanish national team. As a result, Germany play the same possession based football that results in a lot of control and also protects the defenders. After arguing that England should not copy Germany, Neville claimed that he is confident that the recent failures have set the wheels in motion for a bright future.

“People who write ‘England should follow the German route’ are either oblivious to the obstacle or believe in magic wands. Of course it would be great to follow that route but you may as well at present say ‘England needs weather like Spain’. We are going to have to find our way of doing it because the system we have doesn’t allow us to adopt the German route in its entirety. I’m confident the mountain is starting to move. It is a slow shift and results will take time but I see things happening behind the scenes,” said Neville.

Neville Believes United “Need Not A Big Manager”

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has stated that the club do not need to go in search of a high-profile manager to replace David Moyes, who was sacked after just 10 months in charge following a run of poor results. Moyes was appointed as the replacement for Sir Alex Ferguson only in the summer, but he has been able to oversee a very disappointing campaign with the club. They are on course to miss out on Champions League football, while the latest 2-0 defeat against Everton only pushed to them closer towards a terrible seventh place finish.

Ryan Giggs has been appointed as the interim manager until the end of the season, but United are widely thought to be pursuing one of the top names in the business. They have been linked with the likes of Louis van Gaal, who will be available once the World Cup comes to an end. Even the likes of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti have been linked with United, but Neville says that the club does not need a big manager in order to get the best out of the players. He says that Giggs would be a great manager for the club if provided the opportunity.

Neville knows United extremely well after having won 16 major honours with the club during his playing days.

“The suggestion that they need a big manager to attract players to the club, I find that a bit sad to be fair. The idea that Manchester United Football Club need to have a sort-of figurehead to be able to attract players is a nonsense as far as I’m concerned. Manchester United, as a football club, is big enough in its own right to be able to attract players – and they should be. It seems to be pointing in that direction and I suppose at the start of next season,” said Neville.