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Van Gaal worried by Carroll threat in Fellaini absence

The Dutchman believes the lack of height in his Manchester United side could play into West Ham United’s hands in the final ever competitive match at Upton Park

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Van Gaal warns United: We must stop the Andy Carroll show

Having watched the striker score a hat-trick against Arsenal, the Dutchman has told his players to improve their defensive communication

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Louis van Gaal bemoans lack of goals after Manchester United draw with West Ham – video

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says fans cannot expect goals ‘every minute of the game’. At a press conference on Saturday, Van Gaal says his players are always on the attack, despite Manchester United only managing a 0-0 draw with West Ham United in their Premier League match at Old Trafford on Saturday Continue reading…

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Manchester United’s timidity against West Ham raises Wolfsburg fears | Richard Jolly

Another 0-0 draw at Old Trafford has left the United manager unconvinced of a positive result when his misfiring side face Wolfsburg in Champions League A manager with a famous philosophy was sounding unusually philosophical. “I’m not God,” said Louis van Gaal in a rare instance of him accepting there are limits to his powers. “I cannot predict.” The Manchester United manager had been asked if Tuesday’s game in Wolfsburg could bring a catalytic result. Related: …

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Louis van Gaal v Sam Allardyce: who is right and what is a long ball anyway? | Duncan Alexander

There have been articles saying Manchester United are a long-ball team and others stating they are not, and even more asking ‘but what is a long ball?’ For us at Opta it is all about the context If Opta had some sort of early warning system, it would have flashed red on Sunday evening as Sam Allardyce talked about “long-ball United” in his post-game interview. A few minutes later came the first of many inquiries about Louis van…

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Koeman: Van Gaal ‘wasting energy’ with long-ball debate

The Southampton boss has advised the United boss to forget about his argument with Sam Allardyce and claimed his Dutch compatriot should focus on his players rather than the press

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Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal uses stat pamphlet to hit back at ‘long-ball’ claims – video

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hits back at ‘long-ball United’ jibe by West Ham’s Sam Allardyce with a four-page document listing statistics. The manager, whose dossier included diagrams of where every single pass had been aimed, argues West Ham had a higher number of long balls when the two teams clashed on Sunday Continue reading…

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Manchester United are a long-ball team. But they hit the most accurate long balls

Only two clubs in Europe have attempted more long balls than Manchester United this season, but Louis van Gaal’s team are adept at spreading the play and have hit more accurate long passes than any side on the continent By Alistair Tweedale for WhoScored? , part of the Guardian Sport Network There was more than a degree of irony in Sam Allardyce bemoaning “long-ball Manchester United” after his side conceded a last-gasp equaliser in their clash at Upton Park…

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Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal produces dossier in bid to counter ‘long-ball’ jibe

• Dutch manager brings A4 sheets to unorthodox press conference • ‘Copy it and go to Big Sam,’ Van Gaal says of West Ham boss • Allardyce calls Manchester United a ‘long-ball team’ • Manchester United: second to Burnley in long-ball table • Rafa Benítez’s famous rant at Sir Alex Ferguson Louis van Gaal’s irritation about the “long-ball United” tag applied by Sam Allardyce manifested itself in an unorthodox press conference in…

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Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal unhappy with 1-1 draw against West Ham United – video

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says his team failed to perform well against West Ham United in Sunday’s Premier League game. The manager blames the draw on a poor first half, before his side gave away a goal to their opponents. United are fourth in the Premier League table, and face Burnley on 11 February Continue reading…

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West Ham’s Sam Allardyce calls Manchester United a ‘long-ball team’

• Manager Allardyce criticises Louis van Gaal’s tactics • Cheikhou Kouyaté opened scoring for West Ham • Match report: West Ham 1-1 Manchester United Sam Allardyce labelled Manchester United a long-ball team after they snatched an injury-time equaliser to draw 1-1 at West Ham on Sunday. West Ham looked on course for a deserved victory following Cheikhou Kouyaté’s imaginative strike on 49 minutes but United salvaged a point when Daley Blind struck…

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Manchester United’s total football fails to bring out best in Wayne Rooney | Barney Ronay

Louis van Gaal may be a tactical genius and United may yet catch City, but is playing Wayne Rooney on the right of a midfield diamond really the best option? • Match report: West Ham 1-1 Manchester United Manchester United’s supporters left happy with a point earned through a brilliantly struck late Daley Blind goal, reward for a series of frantic tactical rejigs and a spell of late pressure. Really, though, this was another tortured attacking display in a 1-1 draw …

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Van Gaal: Man Utd were really bad at times vs West Ham

Sam Allardyce’s side looked on course to secure a win at Upton Park before Daley Blind struck in injury time to rescue a point for the visitors

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Louis van Gaal’s vision convinces Wayne Rooney of a future in midfield

Manchester United’s manager has transformed the roles of Edgar Davids and Frank Rijkaard in the past and says his current captain enjoys his new position • Van Gaal to contest FA disrepute charge over Cambridge referee • Januzaj at 20: will he be the next Giggs or the new Macheda? Manchester United have three wins and three clean sheets from their last four games, and if one overlooks the fact that two of the clean sheets were against Cambridge United in the FA…

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West Ham-Manchester United Preview: Van Gaal demands Upton Park win

The Dutchman wants his side to maintain their recent good form in east London as they look to keep the pressure on their fellow top-four contenders

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Van Gaal: Di Maria over burglary attempt

The winger and his family are now living in a hotel after an attempted break-in last weekend but his manager says that the 26-year-old is psychologically ready to return to action

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Louis Van Gaal needs to get his facts right after West Ham win

Losing to Manchester United is almost a formality every season with us, but there is something about our latest Old Trafford defeat that frustrates me. We played well and deserved to take something form the game, which is just so typical for us during a positive period where performances and results have been both morale… Read more »

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Wayne Rooney will not appeal red card and accepts three-match ban

Manchester United striker received red card against West Ham Rooney admits it was probably the right decision Louis van Gaal: red-card tackle was unfriendly United manager confident he can solve injury crisis Wayne Rooney will not appeal against the red card he received in Manchester Uniteds 2-1 defeat of West Ham United at Old Trafford despite it ruling him out for three games, with the striker admitting it was probably the …

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Van Gaal: Rooney red was right

The club captain was sent off after a rash challenge on Stewart Downing and his manager admitted it was a fair decision, saying it was a “professional foul”

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Louis van Gaal describes Wayne Rooneys red-card tackle as unfriendly

Manchester United manager admits it was a mistake West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says foul was cynical Louis van Gaal conceded that Wayne Rooney had been too unfriendly after he was sent off for a wild kick at Stewart Downing in a 2-1 victory for Manchester United that ended with Sam Allardyce furiously complaining about a late West Ham effort from Kevin Nolan that was disallowed for offside. Rooney scored the opening goal but was shown…

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Match Preview: Man United v West Ham

I can’t remember the last time I wrote a match preview with so much optimism about the club. Last week’s win over Liverpool was the product of exactly what we as fans have been craving for so long. Fight, passion, team work, attacking football, goals. Everything came together and the demands of the owners placed… Read more »

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Manchester United-West Ham Preview: Injury-hit hosts out to bounce back

The Red Devils, who were beaten 5-3 by Leicester City in their last fixture, have a number of notable absentees as they go in search of three points against Sam Allardyce’s side

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Sam Allardyce: David Moyes should have had £150m at Manchester United

Allardyce says spending has come too late Neville: Manchester United must spend £100m Van Gaal can break world record, says Woodward Sam Allardyce believes David Moyes should have been given the same backing in the transfer market as the current Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, who has spent more than £150m on new signings since his summer arrival. Moyes was sacked by Manchester United in April following a torrid season at Old Trafford…

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Man United boss dreading West Ham visit

Spirits and confidence are high after that emphatic 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Saturday. The performance was arguably our best under Sam Allardyce to date and a real indication that we’re turning a new leaf under a boss whose reputation as a one-dimensional, long ball manager precedes him. Normally, after wins like that, we’re normally… Read more »

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