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Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch duo with Ramos move unlikely

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Louis van Gaal wants to sign Dutch duo with Ramos move unlikely - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The transfer window is officially open in England, and the top clubs are set to jump right into the action.

Manchester United's woes at the back from last season means that Louis van Gaal is almost sure to sign at least a couple of defenders.

United identify De Gea replacement

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Manchester United have made Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen their number one target to replace the departing David De Gea.

According to the Mirror, United's goalkeeping coach Frank Hoek was instructed to draw up a short0list of possible replacements and the Dutchman has been identified as the man to replace De Gea.

Manchester United have signed ‘special talent’ in star forward

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Manchester United have signed 'special talent' in star forward - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Legendary Netherlands striker Marco van Basten believes Manchester United have a secured the services of "special talent" after signing Memphis Depay.

Louis van Gaal's side agreed a deal with PSV Eindhoven and the player has also completed his medical at Old Trafford.

£25m Dutch star denies Manchester United transfer talks

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£25m Dutch star denies Manchester United transfer talks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen has insisted that he hasn't heard anything of the rumours that have linked him with a move to Manchester United in the summer transfer window. We had reported earlier this month that United are plotting £25m summer move for Cillessen to replace David De Gea, the latter who could be heading for a moveto Real Madrid.

Manchester United Transfer: David De Gea replacement is ‘not for sale’

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Manchester United Transfer: David De Gea replacement is 'not for sale' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Ajax sporting director, Marc Overmars has confirmed that Jasper Cillessen is not for sale at any price.

The Holland international has been earmarked as an ideal replacement for David De Dea, who is likely to move to Real Madrid this summer.

Not Cech; Manchester United ready £25m rated De Gea replacement

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Not Cech; Manchester United ready £25m rated De Gea replacement - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the Mirror, Manchester United are plotting £25m summer move for Ajax goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to replace David De Gea, the latter who could move to Real Madrid.

After Depay, Manchester United set sight on Ajax’s POTY

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After Depay, Manchester United set sight on Ajax's POTY - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Last week Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven both announced that an agreement had been reached for the signing of Dutch winger Memphis Depay. The 21-year-old will travel to Manchester this week to undergo a medical and complete other formalities.

Manchester United sign Depay; three other Eredivisie stars who can light up the Premier League

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Manchester United sign Depay; three other Eredivisie stars who can light up the Premier League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United splashed out a jaw dropping 25 million pounds to land the 21 year old Memphis Depay earlier this week.

Depay joins a long list of Eredivisie imports.

New book reveals more insight into Louis van Gaal’s coaching philosophy

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Much has been made this season about Louis van Gaal's managerial style and coaching strategy at Manchester United.

Now, a new book published in Holland by Dutch author Mike van Damme details the story of Ajax's 1995 Champions League winning sideand provides more insight into Van Gaal's techniques.

New book reveals more insight into Louis van Gaal’s coaching philosophy

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Much has been made this season about Louis van Gaal's managerial style and coaching strategy at Manchester United.

Now, a new book published in Holland by Dutch author Mike van Damme details the story of Ajax's 1995 Champions League winning sideand provides more insight into Van Gaal's techniques.

Louis Van Gaal and the route one approach at Manchester United

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Louis Van Gaal and the route one approach at Manchester United - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Frank De Boer says Van Gaal is fighting to change the style of football at Manchester United. Not quite Frank, not quite.

Manchester United manager has been constantly criticised this season for this direct approach in most games.

Chelsea confirm interest in Manchester united target, player could reject both

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Chelsea confirm interest in Manchester united target, player could reject both - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea have a good supply line and groomingconnection with Dutch clubs, just like Arsenal have with French clubs, with a slight difference.

In Arsenal's case, Wenger takes player from French clubs and nurtures them properly.

LvG: United fans better than Barca, Bayern Munich and Ajax’s

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Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of Manchester United fans following our support during the opening few months of the season.

I have never had the experience that when you lose or draw at home that the fans are still applauding for you, showing their belief in you. Never. In Barcelona, the white handkerchiefs would have come out.

Deulofeu struggling but is Ross Barkley the best young player in Europe? The 10 Series 2014/15 wrap, week 12

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The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

2014/15 UCL in “League” Format

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2014/15 UCL in "League" Format - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Graphic courtesy of @RMadrid_Stats

Typically, at this relatively early stage of the Champions League, it is still hard to discern which club(s) might be favourites for the title. People tend to judge on one big match result for an unlikely team (i.

Manchester United target looking to emulate Andres Iniesta

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Manchester United target looking to emulate Andres Iniesta - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Dutch central midfielder Daley Sinkgraven has expressed his desire to play for one of the big clubs in La Liga. The 19 year old Heerenveen midfielder has been in fine form for this club and has attracted a lot of interest, notably from the likes of Ajax and Manchester United.

Januzaj second season syndrome continues, Morata, Dybala on fire – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe wrap, week 8

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The 10 Seriesis our annual feature on Just Football in which if you don't know by now we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15 in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

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Pierre Emil Højbjerg “already a better player than” Tottenham star Christian Eriksen

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Denmark U21s – UEFA Under-21 European Championship Preview and Team Analysis

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“I want to do something good for the island” – Van Gaal disciple Patrick Kluivert plans to make history with Curaçao

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Europa League: Everton and Villarreal prodigies make Just Football’s team of the week

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Alvaro Morata, Rolan, Firmino on fire… The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe review, week 18

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Football Wonderkids Who Never Made It – Why Martin Ødegaard should resist Arsenal & Bayern Munich for now

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16-year-old Norwegian Martin Ødegaard has quickly become one of the hottest properties in world football following his sensational rise at Strômsgodset and his international debut this year aged just 15.

Chambers sees red, Meyer shines – The 10 Series best youngsters in Europe 2014/15 review, week 11

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The 10 Seriesis our annual feature onJust Footballin which – if you don't know by now – we selected the 60 best young players in Europe to watch in 2014/15in six major European leagues, with stars of the future selected from England, Spain,France, Germany, Italyand the Netherlands.

Ramsey, Nasri, Klaassen…Names of the Champions League, matchday 6

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Names of the Champions League is a feature on Just Football looking at the key names after each round of the tournament. With the line-up for the first knockout round now complete, let's take a look at which players shone in the final round of group games.

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Van der Sar: I grew up with LvG at Ajax

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Edwin Van der Sar has discussed his relationship with Louis van Gaal and sung the praises of our manager. Van Gaal gave Van der Sar his debut at Ajax and went on to win three league titles, the European Cup, the UEFA Cup, the UEFA Super Cup, amongst other domestic trophies.

Of course, I've been watching very closely.

Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand

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Fubo.TV Review: Watch Football Matches Live and On-Demand - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Sports streaming services appear to be all the rage of late. Companies such as ESPN3, Fox Sports Go and now Fubo.TV – delivering access to both live and delayed football matches. These services allow viewers the freedom of watching games they could not attend when live.

Examining Champions League Group Stage Issues

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Match Day 6 of the Champions League has come and passed. Besides winner take all clashes between Manchester City and AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico and Liverpool and Basel at Anfield, there really was not much drama on hand. Extremely weakened sides from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid threatened to undermine the integrity of the competition with their opponents still trying to qualify for either the last 16 or the Europa League place.

Examining Champions League Group Stage Issues

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Match Day 6 of the Champions League has come and passed. Besides winner take all clashes between Manchester City and AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico and Liverpool and Basel at Anfield, there really was not much drama on hand. Extremely weakened sides from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid threatened to undermine the integrity of the competition with their opponents still trying to qualify for either the last 16 or the Europa League place.

Eredivisie

Winter Break Review of The Eredivisie

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The big story in the Eredivisie has been the resurgence of PSV Eindhoven who had by their standards a disappointing campaign last season. 12 months ago Eindhoven were sitting in 9thplace having lost six times in 17 league games. 2013/2014 was difficult all round for PSV, as Philip Cocu had to take time-off to remove a tumor on his back.

Winter Break Review of The Eredivisie

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The big story in the Eredivisie has been the resurgence of PSV Eindhoven who had by their standards a disappointing campaign last season. 12 months ago Eindhoven were sitting in 9thplace having lost six times in 17 league games. 2013/2014 was difficult all round for PSV, as Philip Cocu had to take time-off to remove a tumor on his back.

Watch Live Borussia Dortmund and Benfica Matches and Everton TV With fuboTV

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If you're a fan of Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica or Ajax, take note. Internet streaming service fuboTV is now providing live feeds to both Benfica and Borussia Dortmund matches here in the United States and Canada as well as coverage of Everton TV, Benfica TV and Ajax games. The service provides access to 17 Benfica Primeira Liga home matches and 34 total Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga home and away games throughout the 2014-15 season.

Watch Live Borussia Dortmund and Benfica Matches and Everton TV With fuboTV

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If you're a fan of Everton, Borussia Dortmund, Benfica or Ajax, take note. Internet streaming service fuboTV is now providing live feeds to both Benfica and Borussia Dortmund matches here in the United States and Canada as well as coverage of Everton TV, Benfica TV and Ajax games. The service provides access to 17 Benfica Primeira Liga home matches and 34 total Borussia Dortmund Bundesliga home and away games throughout the 2014-15 season.

Video Ricardo Kishna Nutmeg vs Heerenveen for Ajax- Great piece of skill

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19 Year Old Ricardo Kishna Does a bit of Showboating Against Willem

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19 year old Ajax winger Ricardo Kishna does a bit of showboating against Willem during their 5-0 victory in the Erdivisie.

And with only 10 senior games under his belt, could easily become the next contender to the throne of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

Any think he'll become a bigger name in the game than Sterling or Januzaj?

19 Year Old Ricardo Kishna Does a bit of Showboating Against Willem

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19 year old Ajax winger Ricardo Kishna does a bit of showboating against Willem during their 5-0 victory in the Erdivisie.

And with only 10 senior games under his belt, could easily become the next contender to the throne of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi?

Any think he'll become a bigger name in the game than Sterling or Januzaj?

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Dutch Side PEC Zwolle Produce Brilliant ‘Teletext’ Shirts To Commemorate KNVB Cup Final Win Over Ajax (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

To commemorate their stunning 5-1 win over Ajax in last season's KNVB Cup Final, Dutch side PEC Zwolle have begun flogging these rather natty Teletext-inspired t-shirts.

The shirts capture Zwolle's momentous achievement as it would've been displayed on "Teletekst" back in days of yore.

What is Holding American Soccer Back?

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Consistently considered an afterthought, or even failing to be mentioned at times in the discussion of soccer, the United States of America has never been able to earnelite status. The question of why, however, is a puzzling question at first glance. The USA has the resources, it has the athletes, and it has the media and social platform to promote the game.

Bad News – Frank de Boer Hints He’ll Stay At Ajax

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News tonight that Frank de Boer will in all likelihood stay in charge of Ajax next season, and therefore there's no (or make that very little) chance he will be moving to take up the head coach position at Newcastle United. Frank de Boer to stay at Ajax In a poll we started on [...]

Luis Suarez opens up about life with Barcelona and Lionel Messi

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Luis Suarez opens up about life with Barcelona and Lionel Messi - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez opened up about his move to Barcelona, concerns about his weight and his role at the club to Uruguayan newspaper El Observador.

Suarez completed a £75m move to Barcelona during the summer, following a stellar season with Liverpool, which saw the Merseyside giants finish second in the table, agonizingly close to a 19th league title.