Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Will Grigg and Benik Afobe scored two goals apiece as a young Red Devils side was humbled in the League Cup second round to leave the Dutchman still without a victory.
The Argentina international winger has joined the Red Devils from Real Madrid for a British-record €75 million and the Dutchman says that he can terrorize any defense.
The attacking midfielder moves to Old Trafford for a British transfer record and says he cannot wait to link up with manager Louis van Gaal and help return the club to the top.
The Red Devils have smashed their transfer record to lure the Argentine to Old Trafford, bringing their summer spending to in excess of £130 million as Louis van Gaal rebuilds.
The 26-year-old winger is poised to leave the Santiago Bernabeu for Old Trafford and, as he moves on, we asked fans for their favorite memories of the Argentine in Spain.
The Argentine landed in the northwest of England on Monday night and was shown around the club's training ground, and he now has returned to finalize his move from Real Madrid.
Goal takes a look back at the weekend's fixtures and picks the the finest XI from the latest round of top-flight action, including Manchester City's clash with Liverpool.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The Argentina international will have a medical on Tuesday and then thrash out personal terms before signing for the Red Devils
The Dutchman is yet to oversee a win as Red Devils boss, having lost to Swansea and drawn with Sunderland, but will hope to record a maiden victory over lower-league opposition.
The Montenegro international scored either side of halftime before the Argentine netted within 20 seconds of coming on as a substitute in a dominant performance by the hosts.
A draw against Sunderland saw Manchester United make its worst start to a Premier League season since 1992-93, while Chelsea looks like the team to beat.
With just a week left in a busy summer transfer window, Goal offers a comprehensive list of all the movers and shakers so far.
COLUMN: After a summer of claims and counter-claims regarding some of the biggest players on the market, it's time for the Red Devils to get serious.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Dutchman insists his side's form will begin to improve but admits his teammates were "too sloppy" during United's 1-1 draw with Sunderland.
The Spain international has wished the winger well at Old Trafford, with the Argentine ace reportedly set to complete a 70 million euro transfer to Man Utd in the next few days.
The former Barcelona boss bemoaned the lack of a creative spark as his side drew 1-1 with Sunderland but couldn't be drawn on whether a move for the Real Madrid star was close.
Louis van Gaal says it will take him three months to work his magic, but the club must still make the right signings this week if he is to get the best out of a stale squad.
Louis van Gaal is still searching for his fist win as Manchester United boss after Jack Rodwell's header earned Sunderland a point.
Juan Mata's opener was canceled out by Jack Rodwell as the Red Devils again failed to register their first victory of the campaign.
The Liverpool midfielder believes the striker, who has become Louis van Gaal's skipper at Manchester United, is vocal enough to lead the Three Lions.