Falcao out for two more weeks - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Radamel Falcao is having a nightmare start to his Old Trafford career. The Colombian hasn't recovered fully from calf injury (as per Louis van Gaal /read as Manchester United medical team) and is expected to be sidelined for at least two more weeks.
Louis Van Gaal could give youth a chance against Crystal Palace and hand James Wilson his first start of the campaign, while dropping Robin Van Persie to the bench.
Much had been made of United's firepower following the transfer window, but with Radamel Falcao sidelined with an injury and Van Persie struggling for form, United are yet to fully click into gear in the final third of the pitch.
After eight games, the leading scorers in La Liga are the usual suspects Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi. However, Carlos Bacca is on the coattails of the Real Madrid star and the Barcelona pair, with the Colombia international maintaining the prolific form he has shown throughout his career and his goals taking Sevilla into second place early in La Liga season.
United Captain To Miss The Manchester Derby Through Injury? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Wayne Rooney was expected to make his return this Sunday against Manchester City, after missing the last three games through suspension. The Red Devils' captain though, is now in danger of sitting out this one as well, after limping off with a foot injury on Monday.
Luke Shaw believes Manchester United are slowly rediscovering their mojo and are on their way to become a "scary" team to face. even though the England international there's still plenty of room for improvement.
The 19-year-old defender insisted that with Radamel Falcao, Ander Herrera and Michael Carrick on their way back to full fitness and Wayne Rooney set to return from his three-match ban, United will be a team no-one will relish facing.
Louis van Gaal's surprise gift for Manchester United players - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Robin van Persie's late strike in the 94th minute earned Manchester United a dramatic 1-1 draw against Chelsea on Sunday. The Dutch striker revealed after the match that it was a 'huge relief' for the team and players more than anything else.
Top 5 Contenders For The Premier League Golden Boot - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
We may not even be a fifth of the season in, but there are some patterns emerging already. The Premier League may be the most unpredictable league in the world, but there are some prophecies that can be made based on what we have seen so far.
The Colombian football star Radamel Falcao expressed his desire to enjoy playing football at Manchester United after scoring his first goal for the red devils. Falcao finally showed his worth in the game against Everton by securing 2-1 win at Old Trafford. Though he is loan from Monaco for just a season, he hinted at a desire to permanently join Manchester united; though for a permanent
Supporting Manchester United as an Australian has been a difficult practice of late, given the club's downward spiral after Sir Alex Ferguson retired after 27 years at the helm.
David Moyes infamously replaced the legendary Scot, and that is when the United shambles began.
Like in England and many other parts of the world, non-United supporters took this moment as the perfect opportunity to have a laugh at United, because of course they had no reason to laugh in the 27 years prior.
The International break usually provides a relatively dull and unwelcome inconvenience for football fans, but this couldn't have been more true than for Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United.
Not only did the fixture list throw up numerous uninspiring affairs, but it halted a much needed momentum found within the Old Trafford camp after a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Everton – Van Gaal's first consecutive wins since taking over.
It's a rare occasion when United are labelled underdogs at Old Trafford, but such has been Chelsea's blistering start to the campaign, coupled with a difficult start to proceedings for Louis Van Gaal's side that in this instance, that is in fact the case.
The Reds endured another frustrating night on Monday night at The Hawthorns, relying on a measured Daley Blind strike in the game's dying embers to ensure they could exit with a crumb and avoid a complete U-turn in confidence ahead of the visit of the league's runaway leaders.