Thursday, 27 August 2015

Swansea Vs Man United

Swansea                       Man Utd

Man Utd1
4Shots on target
4Shots off target
2Yellow Cards


48Juan MataMUN
61André AyewSWA
66Bafétimbi GomisSWA


38Morgan SchneiderlinMUN
41Memphis DepayMUN
43Wayne RoutledgeSWA
80Jonjo ShelveySWA

Match Appointments
Martin Atkinson Assistants: M Mullarkey, P Kirkup Fourth Official: R East



Manager: Garry Monk

Man Utd

Man Utd

Manager: Louis Van Gaal

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Club Brugge VS Man United 2nd Leg Results



Club Brugge 0 United 4 (1-7 aggregate)

Scorers: Rooney 22', 49', 57', Herrera 63' |  26 August 2015 | Jan Breydel Stadium

Manchester United will be among the names in the UEFA Champions League group-stage draw after sealing a 4-0 win on the night and a 7-1 aggregate victory against Club Brugge.

Wayne Rooney answered his doubters in the press by scoring a clinical hat-trick in Belgium before Ander Herrera notched his first goal of the season with another neat finish. The play-off result means Louis van Gaal, the players and supporters can now look forward to returning to Europe’s top table and a competition that has been synonymous with the club since the reign of Sir Matt Busby.
Louis van Gaal made two changes to his team by recalling Michael Carrick in place of Bastian Schweinsteiger and starting Herrera for the first time this season. Both men utilised their passing abilities in the opening exchanges as the Reds controlled possession on a pitch that had been heavily rained upon in Bruges, where the weather was almost biblical leading up to the match.
Despite United’s positive start at the Jan Breydel Stadium, named after a local butcher who led a 13th-century uprising, it was the hosts who created the first chance when Luke Shaw blocked Tom De Sutter’s low volley at the back post, an effort that was more than enough to cheer a home crowd that had provocatively sang along to Liverpool anthem You’ll Never Walk Alone before kick-off.
The Reds quickly silenced the home supporters, though, by breaking the deadlock on 20 minutes as Memphis Depay, United's star in the first leg, produced another moment of individual brilliance by dribbling in from the left wing and cutting a neat pass inside for Rooney, who calmly chipped a neat shot over the goalkeeper to score his first goal of the season from around eight-yards.
Rooney’s opener meant Brugge could only progress in normal time with a 4-1 victory and, although their hopes were bleak, the home side showed tremendous spirit and almost levelled when De Sutter forced a smart stop from Sergio Romero on 40 minutes, before the Argentinian goalkeeper brilliantly clawed the ball away from the feet of Boli Bolingoli when he was played in moments later. Memphis also had two efforts deflected wide to cap an intriguing first half in Belgium.

Possession: Club Brugge 38% United 62%
Shots: Club Brugge 5 United 11
Shots on target: Club Brugge 1 United 2
Corners: Club Brugge 1 United 2
The second half began with Schweinsteiger replacing Januzaj in midfield and the former Champions League winner with Bayern Munich quickly slotted in alongside Carrick, perhaps with a view to regaining total control of the tie. Van Gaal’s substitution paid immediate dividends as United capitalised on a misplaced pass from Brugge to swiftly score on the counter, as a more advanced Herrera slipped a neat pass inside for Rooney to bag his second goal with the simplest of finishes.

It was a disheartening restart for the home team and things went from bad to worse for them when the captain claimed his hat-trick just minutes later, by beating the offside trap and latching onto Mata’s intricate pass to slot a low finish underneath the goalkeeper. It was his 36th goal in European competitions and only Ruud van Nistelrooy has netted more for the club, with 38 to his name.

United were running amok by this point and the Reds were cutting through the Brugge defence like a hot knife through butter, which led to Herrera scoring a fourth with a neat composed finished from Schweinsteiger’s excellent through-ball. The Spaniard then exited to an ovation from the travelling Reds as Javier Hernandez entered the fray, hoping to add his own name to the scoresheet.

Although Brugge hit the crossbar with an powerful volley from Tuur Dierckx, this play-off tie was over midway through the second half and the Reds should have scored a fifth from the penalty spot on 80 minutes, when substitute Javier Hernandez slipped and shot wide after Oscar Duarte was somewhat harshly penalised for handball by the referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz, a Spanish PE teacher.
Chicharito squandered another excellent opportunity to open his account in the 90th minute when knocking over Ashley Young's in-swinging cross, but the Mexican's miss did little to dampen United's spirits following an extremely beneficial night in Bruges. All eyes are now on Thursday's group stage draw in Monaco.

Possession: Club Brugge 34% United 66%
Shots: Club Brugge 9 United 22
Shots on target: Club Brugge 1 United 7
Corners: Club Brugge 2 United 4
Club Brugge:
 Bolat, De Fauw, Castelletto, Duarte, De Bock, Vormer, Claudemir, Vazquez (Vanaken 62'), Diaby (Dierckx 63'), De Sutter, Bolingoli.
Subs not used: Bruzese, Meunier, Cools, De Smul, Oulare.
Booked: Claudemir, Vormer
United: Romero; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Carrick, Herrera (Hernandez 64'); Mata (Young 62'), Januzaj (Schweinsteiger 45'), Memphis; Rooney.
Subs not used: Johnstone, McNair, Schneiderlin, Fellaini.
Booked: Herrera
United will be in Pot 2 on Thursday and will be drawn against one team from Pot 1, which includes big guns Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, FC Porto, Arsenal, Manchester City, Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen. Read our detailed guide to learn who else the Reds can face.

Van Gaal: "Every goal shall give confidence to every player and to Wayne. I am very happy for him... He has the best mentality that you can imagine. Such players of that level shall always come back."

Rooney: "I know my qualities and what I bring to the team; even if the goals don’t go in, I still bring a lot for my team-mates. Thankfully, I’ve got chances tonight and taken them, but I wasn’t worried."

Herrera: "It’s very important for a midfielder to score and help the team. My goal is not the most important thing - it is that we’re in the draw and we can bring Manchester United to where we deserve."

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Rooney later claimed our official Man of the Match award after taking 80 per cent of votes cast on Twitter. Herrera finished in second place while Memphis came third. Well played lads!

@ChrisSmalling: Looking forward to the @ChampionsLeague draw tomorrow.
@LukeShaw23: Back where we belong, great hat-trick from @WayneRooney tonight! Thanks to the travelling fans, unreal like always."
@AnderHerrera: Looking forward to the draw, we are now where this club deserves to be. Very happy!
@JuanMata8: Back in the #ChampionsLeague! Happy for @WayneRooney and @AnderHerrera.
@Youngy18: Great performance, important we are in the draw. Special mention for @WayneRooney!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Man United VS Newcastle Stats

22 August 2015 | Old Trafford | Att: 75,354
Manchester United were forced to settle for a point as
Louis van Gaal's former Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul left
his old manager frustrated and earned Newcastle
United a goalless draw at Old Trafford.
Krul made a host of top saves, including a brilliant one
to deny Juan Mata in the first period and an even
better one after the break to prevent substitute Javier
Hernandez from snatching a winner.
Van Gaal made just one change to the side that began
the 3-1 Champions League play-off win over Club
Brugge with Bastian Schweinsteiger starting his first
competitive match for the Reds since his summer
move, in place of Michael Carrick.
Newcastle, who arrived in M16 with just one point to
their name for the season and on a run of seven
consecutive defeats on the road across the end of last
term and start of this, were on the back foot almost
straight away and were lucky not to be a goal down
after four minutes when Wayne Rooney had the ball in
the net, but was flagged offside despite replays
suggesting otherwise.
Rooney took aim soon afterwards, following nice
combination play with Schweinsteiger, but his low drive
was claimed by Krul. The Newcastle goalkeeper was
also on hand to save Mata’s free-kick on 12 minutes
and he denied the Spaniard again a few minutes later
as he clawed his shot away low to his left. Rooney was
next to have a go as the wave of United attacks
continued but Krul was there once more.
Having barely been in the match, the visitors went
within inches of going ahead when Aleksandar Mitrovic
rose to send a superb header on to the United bar with
Sergio Romero well beaten. At the other end, Memphis
Depay found himself through on goal, but his touch
around Krul took him too wide and the Magpies cleared
the danger.
Thereafter, clear-cut chances were few and far
between, despite both sides looking dangerous around
the box.
Possession: United 60% Newcastle 40%
Shots: United 9 Newcastle 6
Shots on target: United 6 Newcastle 0
Corners: United 3 Newcastle 3
The second half began in the much the same fashion
the first had finished. Carrick came on for
Schweinsteiger just before the hour mark, while
Chicharito replaced Januzaj soon after, as the Reds
looked to turn up the heat on Steve McClaren’s men.
Chris Smalling was unlucky not to connect with a
corner when he had an opening, while a Rooney effort
was blocked and a Mata volley flew over.
Schneiderlin’s lovely backheel put Shaw through after
the full-back cut in from the left wing, but Krul was
there to block his shot.
Krul, who had famously been van Gaal’s penalty hero
during last year’s World Cup, continued to thwart the
Reds, with the best save of the lot coming when
Mata’s shot rebounded to put Chicharito through on
goal, but an outstretched leg from the Dutch stopper
kept the score goalless.
As the clock ticked down to 90 minutes, Fabricio
Coloccini blocked a goalbound Antonio Valencia shot
and a crazy end to the game almost saw both sides
win it when Smalling's header from Memphis' corner
hit a post, before Newcastle went straight up the other
end and substitute Florian Thauvin went within inches
of turning home a cross from close range.
Carrick's deflected shot in the dying seconds looked to
be flying in, but it wasn't to be for United who had to
make do with one point rather than the three which
were deserved.
Possession : United 70 Newcastle 30
Shots: United 20 Newcastle 7
Shots on target : United 8 Newcastle 0
Corners: United 11 Newcastle 5
United: Romero; Darmian (Valencia 77), Smalling, Blind,
Shaw; Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger (Carrick 59); Mata,
Januzaj (Chicharito 67), Memphis; Rooney.
Subs not used: Johnstone, McNair, Herrera, Young.
Booked : Darmian, Shaw
Newcastle United: Krul, Mbemba, Taylor, Coloccini,
Haidara, Anita, Colback, Perez (Tiote 78), Wijnaldum,
Obertan (Thauvin 69), Mitrovic (Cisse 88).
Subs not used: Darlow, De Jong, Aarons, Williamson.
Booked : Haidara, Obertan

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Man United VS Club Brugge 1st Leg


Scorers: Carrick OG 8, Memphis 13, 43, Fellaini 90 | 18 August 2015 | Old Trafford | Att: 75,312
Memphis Depay scored twice and notched an assist for Marouane Fellaini during a magnificent performance to help Manchester United secure an important 3-1 first-leg victory over Club Brugge in the UEFA Champions League play-off.
Although Louis van Gaal will be disappointed to have conceded a potentially disruptive away goal, via an unfortunate deflection off Michael Carrick, this night belonged to Memphis and a summer signing who looks set to enjoy the adulation of Reds supporters following a mesmeric display.
United could have taken a lead in the very first minute after Juan Mata released Adnan Januzaj on the right with a carefully lofted pass, which allowed the Belgian to run at his marker before hitting a cross that almost found the lurking Wayne Rooney inside the Brugge penalty area. Memphis then hit a deflected shot at goal to round off a slightly frantic opening five minutes at Old Trafford.
Despite the Reds’ energetic start, the visitors took a shock lead in the 8th minute and in the cruellest of circumstances. Victor Vasquez, who was praised by van Gaal before kick-off, hit a 25-yard free-kick that cannoned off Januzaj in the wall before Carrick diverted the ball past a helpless Sergio Romero. Crucially, it gives Brugge an important away goal to take home to Belgium.
United responded brilliantly and almost instantly restored parity with a moment of individual brilliance from Memphis, who expertly controlled Carrick’s powerful pass, knocked the ball over his marker, dribbled at the defence and smashed home a low finish in front of a jubilant home crowd. It was the Dutchman’s first competitive goal for the club, and it could yet be of great significance.
The former PSV Eindhoven forward saw another deflected effort bounce wide on 25 minutes and, fresh from receiving a round of applause from the fans, his resulting corner led to Rooney hitting an acrobatic volley just off target. Januzaj was then played through on goal via a sumptuous pass from Mata, though the no.11 was shepherded away from a scoring opportunity by a Brugge defender.
The travelling fans in the away end were unrelenting but they were temporarily silenced on 42 minutes after Memphis cut inside from his position on the left wing to curl a sensational effort into the far corner, before celebrating in front of the United fans who undoubtedly have a new no.7 to worship.
Possession: United 66% Club Brugge 34%
Shots: United 7 Club Brugge 1
Shots on target: United 4 Club Brugge
Corners: United 3 Club Brugge 1
The second half began with Bastian Schweinsteiger replacing Carrick in midfield, but United were not affected by the change as Mata almost instantly stung the palms of the goalkeeper with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area. Star man Memphis shot wide moments later, before unleashing yet another long-range effort as he continued to torment Brugge.
There was a moment of slight controversy on the hour mark, at least from a Belgian point of view, when substitute Obbi Oulare latched onto a weak back-pass from Matteo Darmian to force Romero into a poor clearance, which was then knocked into United’s goal by Brugge. However, German referee Deniz Aytekin had pulled play back for an apparent foul on United’s Argentinian goalkeeper.
Memphis could, and perhaps, should have sealed his hat-trick soon afterwards when he blazed over the bar from close range. Javier Hernandez later replaced Januzaj on 71 minutes to make his first appearance of the season and the Mexican’s arrival was greeted by an ovation from the fans.
Brugge were reduced to 10 men after Mechele received two yellow cards in quick succession, with the second coming after a badly-timed challenge on Chicharito, and the Belgians subsequently dropped deeper into their own half as United chased a third goal. After applying pressure, the Reds eventually found a breakthrough as substitute Marouane Fellaini rose to head Memphis' cross home in added time, wrapping up an important 3-1 victory ahead of next Wednesday's second leg.  
Possession: United 69% Club Brugge 31%
Shots: United 19 Club Brugge 1
Shots on target: United 8 Club Brugge 1
Corners: United 10 Club Brugge 1
United: Romero, Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Carrick (Schweinsteiger 45'), Schneiderlin, Mata, Januzaj (Chicharito 72'), Memphis, Rooney (Fellaini 84').
Subs not used: Johnstone, Valencia, Herrera, Young.
Booked: Darmian
Club Brugge: Bruzzese, Cools, Mechele, Duarte, De Bock, Vormer, Simons (Claudemir 40'), Vazquez (Vanaken 78'), Dierckx, Diaby (Oulare 55'), Bolingoli-Mbombo.
Subs not used: Bolat, De Fauw, Castelletto, De Sutter.
Booked: Bolingoli-Mbombo, Mechele, Vormer
Sent off: Mechele
Louis van Gaal: "I have confidence in [Memphis] and tonight he scored two goals and the assist for the third goal was a fantastic cross from him, so I am very happy.”
Memphis Depay: “I ended last season with a lot of goals. If you come to a big club you have to score and do the job again and it’s a nice feeling to score at Old Trafford, my first two goals.”

Marouane Fellaini: “It was important to score a third goal and we did, so that’s fantastic. It’s a win but now we have to be careful in Bruges. Normally it would be not easy, but we have the quality to win there as well."
Man of the Match: Memphis Depay
Who else could it have been? The Dutchman was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch and, as such, he earned 82 per cent of votes cast by followers of @ManUtd on Twitter. Chris Smalling was second with 11 per cent, while Luke Shaw earned seven per cent.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Aston Villa VS Man United Stats

Fri 14 Aug 2015, Villa Park
0 - 1
Referee: Mike Dean
Attendance: 42,200

Match Report

Adnan Januzaj showed why Louis van Gaal insisted he is not for sale by scoring on his first start since February as Manchester United beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the Barclays Premier League.
Man Utd manager Van Gaal this week ruled allowing Januzaj to leave Old Trafford amid reported interest from Sunderland and the Belgium international repaid the Dutchman for putting his faith in him at Villa Park. Januzaj showed great skill and composure to score his first BPL goal since April 2014 and ensure United made it two wins out of two.
With David De Gea was once again not involved his replacement in the United goal, Sergio Romero, was rarely troubled as he kept a second consecutive clean sheet.
In a match brought forward due to a request from West Midlands Police, with a march being staged in Walsall on Saturday, Villa lacked a cutting edge as their wait for a first home league win over United since 1995 goes on.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood named an unchanged starting line-up, so Rudy Gestede had to settle for a place on the bench despite scoring the winner at Bournemouth last Saturday.
Januzaj was recalled at the expense of former Villa winger Ashley Young in the only change to the United team following the opening-day victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
Two of United's new signings combined for their first goalscoring opportunity of the night, with Memphis Depay whipping in a free-kick that Morgan Schneiderlin could only head wide.
Depay was then denied by Brad Guzan when the alert Villa goalkeeper raced out to avert the danger with a sliding tackle as the Netherlands international raced clear.
United were in front 29 minutes in, though, as Januzaj latched onto a brilliant pass from Juan Mata and fooled Micah Richards by cutting inside sharply before finding the far corner of the net with a right-foot shot that took a slight deflection and went in off the far post.
It was no more than United deserved, with Villa showing plenty of endeavour without looking threatening in the first half.
Jordan Ayew, making his home debut, had half a chance to equalise just after half-time, but fired high over the crossbar, before Jordan Amavi surged down the left and drilled over a cross that evaded everyone as Villa raised the tempo.
Gestede replaced Scott Sinclair before the hour mark, while Van Gaal sent on Bastian Schweinsteiger and Ander Herrera in place of Michael Carrick and Januzaj.
Depay ought to have opened his top-flight account 18 minutes from time when Mata once again split the Villa defence with a fine pass, but the Netherlands international shot wide with only Guzan to beat.
Villa's latest signing Adama Traore, recruited from Barcelona earlier in the day, watched on from the stands as his new team-mates ran out of ideas and United made it back-to-back 1-0 victories.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

United VS Spurs Result

Sat 8 Aug 2015, Old Trafford
1 - 0
Referee: Jonathan Moss
Attendance: 75,261

Match Report

An own goal from Kyle Walker ensured Manchester United opened the Barclays Premier League season with a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Spurs right-back stabbed into the back of his own net midway through the first half after a new-look United side had made a shaky start. David De Gea watched on as Sergio Romero made his debut in the United goal, with Louis van Gaal stating that the Spain goalkeeper is not in the right frame of mind.
Romero, the new signing, produced an assured display, making a couple of late saves as Spurs were unable to build on an encouraging start in which Christian Eriksen came close to opening the scoring.
Van Gaal may have seen room for improvement as he aims to turn United into title contenders this season, but will be more than happy with three points after losing at home to Swansea City on the opening day last year.
Romero, Matteo Darmian, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay made their Barclays Premier League debuts for United, while Bastian Schweinsteiger was among the substitutes. Michel Vorm started in goal for Spurs, with Hugo Lloris on the bench, and Ben Davies got the nod at left-back in the absence of Danny Rose (thigh). Toby Alderweireld was the only new recruit in Mauricio Pochettino's side.
Romero could have been picking the ball out of the back of the net just four minutes into his United bow, when Harry Kane and Eriksen linked brilliantly to open up the home side's defence. Kane picked out Eriksen's run into the penalty area with a clever chip and the Denmark midfielder headed in front of him before lifting a deft lob over Romero, but on to the roof of the net.
Romero was forced to race out once again soon after to save an effort from Walker when the right-back surged forward as Spurs made an impressive start.
Walker had the ball in the back of the net 22 minutes in, but it was at the wrong end to gift United the lead out of the blue.
Nabil Bentaleb's loose pass was intercepted for United to break. Ashley Young passed to an unmarked Wayne Rooney in the area, and as the United captain prepared to shoot, Walker nipped in but could only poke the ball beyond Vorm.
Schweinsteiger was given a tremendous ovation when he replaced Michael Carrick on the hour following an uneventful start to the second half.
Young, who this week signed a new contract, came close to doubling United's lead when the ball arrived at the winger's feet at the back post but Vorm got down to smother his shot.
The agile Romero twice kept out shots from Eriksen in the closing stages and also palmed away a Kane header as Spurs applied late pressure, but were unable to salvage a point.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal: "It's always difficult because first time play at Old Trafford and people are very supporting. I said in advance for example to Memphis he doesn’t have to play with too much eagerness or passion.
"I said that also counts for whole team. It’s always the first time you play at Old Trafford is always difficult.
"I like the performance, especially Darmian, he played a good match with and without the ball. Romero kept the zero, he did it wonderful with saving the ball.
"He is only one week with us, this is a process, you have to wait for it."
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I'm frustrated and disappointed, but very happy with the performance. I think the first 20 minutes we dominated the game, we created chances and you can see that after our mistake we conceded the goal.
"In the second half we played the same way and dominated the game Manchester United, at Old Trafford, only shot once on target. This is good for us, we created more chances and I think we deserved more than to lose 1-0.
"I'm not surprised because we always try to dominate games, this is our style, our philosophy."

Friday, 7 August 2015

Young Sign New Deal

Louis van Gaal said: “We are delighted that Ashley has signed a new contract.  Ashley is a very multi-functional player.  He took to the wing-back position with great confidence and flourished on the wing throughout last season.  Ashley is always very professional and has a great presence in the dressing room. ”
Ashley Young said: “I am delighted to have signed a new contract.  The spirit and motivation amongst this team is very high and we are all determined to make this a season to remember.  All I have ever wanted to do is play football and to be able to continue to do that at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family."

Ashley Young @youngy18
Delighted to extend my stay with this amazing club. Thanks to the staff, players and also, you, the fans, for your incredible support

Manchester United @ManUtd
is pleased to announce @Youngy18 has signed a new contract until 2018 with the option for a further year.