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Louis Van Gaal says that he is never 100% happy with the way his team plays, but that is not stopping him from labelling Manchester United as the best team in the league right now.
The club may be 12 points behind table leaders Chelsea, but that does not stop Van Gaal from considering United as to being one of the top teams right now. This is purely because of the club’s recent form, which has seen them suffer just one defeat after more than two months of football. United would be taking on Swansea this weekend and it marks the perfect opportunity for Van Gaal to take revenge for the defeat suffered in his first match.
It was Swansea who beat United on the opening day of the season and it took the club a long time to recover from this defeat. Questions were asked about Van Gaal’s ability to turn the team around especially after having suffered a very poor season under David Moyes. The Dutchman believes that he has been answering critics to a certain extent over the last few weeks, but United still remain a long way away from challenging for the title. The club’s away form still continues to be poor when compared with the other top teams. Continue reading →
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Mat Hummels at the age of 26 has lifted the World Cup trophy with Germany as he helped his country in securing the 2014 edition of the World Cup and his performances were so impressive that Hummels was named on the 10-man shortlist for FIFA’S Golden Ball award for the tournament’s best player.
This is evidence of just how much of an impact Hummels can make not only with his club Borussia Dortmund where he plays with as the captain.
The German defender is a winter transfer target of many top European clubs that wish to add the player into their respective teams and one of those is Manchester United as the Premier League club is eager on reinforcing their defensive structure by adding one of the best defenders in the world.
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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says that he does not feel any jealousy of his counterpart manual Pellegrini at Manchester City. The Dutchman spent more than £ 150 million on revamping the squad with players like Angel di Maria and Daley Blind. The signings, though, are yet to see consistency on the pitch. This has seen United still face a fight for the top four places. Compared with the huge amount of spending United have undergone this summer, City have been relatively inactive and have spent money only on key signings like Mangala.
City are regarded as one of the best teams in the country largely because they have two great players for every position. The question of jealousy was put forward to Van Gaal ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend, but the 62-year-old dismissed those claims by saying that he is very happy with the squad he has at his disposal. Van Gaal will be keen to get a win this weekend, as he will be aware that a loss will equal United’s worst start to the season for almost 25 years. Despite this, the Red Devils go into the match trailing City only by a few points.
“I am not jealous of the squad of Manchester City. I am proud of my players and that is the most important thing and when we play like a team then we have a big chance to win. We are waiting on that boost because that can give you more than only the result. We have played very well against West Brom and we played a draw against Chelsea, nobody expected that result but for me it was not enough and maybe the result against Manchester City shall give us that boost,” said Van Gaal. The champions appear to have lost their form after suffering two back-to-back defeats.