Ryan Giggs insists Angel di Maria is not suffering from a crisis of confidence and expects him to play a major role in Manchester United's push for FA Cup glory and Champions League qualification.
Di Maria has struggled to justify his huge transfer fee since arriving at Old Trafford. After scoring three times in his first five appearances, he has scored only once in 19 games and been substituted in United's last three English Premier League matches.
Louis Van Gaal claims he has 'good relationship' with Ryan Giggs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has admitted that he enjoys a rosy relationship with assistant manager Ryan Giggs. The Dutch legend rejected suggestions of a rift with Giggs after the Welshman's restrained celebrations following Ashley Young's late winner against Newcastle United on Wednesday night.
Ander Herrera has spoken to the club's official website about who the biggest Manchester United legends to him are.
My top five Reds legends... It's difficult to say because I didn't see the likes of Bobby Charlton and George Best play. They were big players for the club but I only feel I can talk about the players I have seen myself.
Rene Meulensteen has joined the list of former Manchester United employees to stick the boot in. Meulensteen admits he doesn't like Louis van Gaal, meaning his criticism shouldn't come as a surprise, but he claims he is worried about the future of the club if Ryan Giggs leaves.
I find it a big surprise that Van Gaal has not managed yet to make the team play better.
After Ashley Young's late winner against Newcastle, there was a lot of fuss surrounding Ryan Giggs and Louis van Gaal's odd interaction. After they both leaped off the bench, Van Gaal turned to Giggs, and our assistant manager's face dropped.
Afterwards, Van Gaal claimed they had a great relationship, which was supported by Giggs.
Following Ashley Young's late winner against Newcastle on Wednesday, the United bench leapt to their feet in celebration. Louis van Gaal turned to Ryan Giggs and sort of grabbed his face, in a bizarre interaction between the two. Giggs didn't really know how to respond to it.
The following day, papers falsely claimed that Giggs did not celebrate the goal and suggested there was a problem with the relationship between the manager and assistant manager.
Whenever Sir Alex Ferguson's transfer flops get discussed, David Bellion is a name that always gets mentioned. After two years at Sunderland and just one Premier League goal, United paid £4m to bring him to Old Trafford. He spent two seasons at United before being loaned out to West Ham then Nice, who we eventually sold him to.
It was truly beautiful. Once Juan Mata had set Ander Herrera up for United's third goal on Saturday, he celebrated with the Stretford End, meaning he was separated from the group of players surrounding his friend. Ander, spotting Juan across a crowded box, broke away from the pack and jogged over to his mate, before lifting him off the ground in an embrace.
With last month seeing the release of "Made in Manchester", an ebook in which some of the best Manchester United writers around look back at United's best academy graduates—all proceeds from which go to the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre—it seemed a good time to pick a top five from the many fine products of United's remarkable youth system.
Ryan Giggs has sung the praises of Manchester United's only summer signing so far, Memphis Depay. Giggs claims that Depay is the United "type" of player and that he expects him to score plenty of free-kicks for us next season.
[Depay] is the kind Old Trafford will warm to. He's an exciting player, but there's also substance behind it.
This time last season, Ryan Giggs was our manager, so had a more prominent role at the Player of the Year awards.
David de Gea was voted as Player of the Year by both the fans and the players, but Giggs claims that Ashley Young could have been in with a chance of winning the award, which was a claim supported by captain Wayne Rooney.
Qualquer profissional de futebol ambiciona disputar as grandes competições, tanto a nível de clubes como de seleções. Contudo, por muito talentoso que um jogador possa ser, isso não lhe garante a participação num Mundial ou Europeu, por exemplo. Não são raros os casos de autênticos craques que nunca tiveram a oportunidade de disputar um grande campeonato em representação da sua seleção.
Several outfield players have made it into their forties over recent years, but none have ventured as deep into the middle-aged wilderness as Japanese legendKazuyoshi Miura, who is still plugging away at the ripeold age of 47 putting the likes of Ryan Giggs, Javier Zanetti, Rivaldo et al to shame.