Sunday, 27 September 2015

Wilson Signs New Contract


James Wilson has signed a new contract at Manchester United which keeps him at the club until at least June 2019 with an option to extend for a further year.

Wilson, 19, came through the ranks of the Academy system and has made 18 appearances, also scoring four goals since making his debut against Hull City at Old Trafford in May 2014.

Louis van Gaal said: “James is one of the brightest young English prospects and we are delighted he has signed a new contract. He is a very talented forward player and has a keen eye for goal. His development is continuing in the right direction and it is clear to see that he has a fine future ahead of him."
James Wilson said: “I have been at United since I was seven years old and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far. Growing up at the club has been an incredible experience and I feel it stands me in good stead for continuing my development as a Manchester United player. I am delighted to have signed a new contract and look forward to playing a part in the team for many years to come.”

Friday, 25 September 2015

Man United Vs Ipswich

Rooney 23′ Pereira 60′ Martial 90′ 
Anthony Martial's rich goalscoring form continued as Manchester United eased into the League Cup fourth round with victory at home to Ipswich Town.
Wayne Rooney got his first domestic goal of the season to put United ahead against their Championship opponents, who made 11 changes for the game.
Midfielder Andreas Pereira, 19, scored a spectacular free-kick to double the lead on his first start.
And substitute Martial, also 19, coolly slotted home a third in injury time.
How United's League Cup win unfolded
It was the striker's fourth goal in as many matches since his £36m move from Monaco.
Fellow substitute Memphis Depay controlled the ball into his path before the Frenchman stroked beyond Bartosz Bialkowski in the Ipswich goal.
But the goal of the night belonged to Pereira, whose dipping free-kick bent over the Ipswich wall and into the corner.
United face Middlesbrough, who beat fellow Championship side Wolves 3-0 on Tuesday, at home in the next round.

League Cup fourth-round draw

Manchester City v Crystal Palace
Liverpool v Bournemouth
Manchester United v Middlesbrough
Everton v Norwich City
Southampton v Aston Villa
Sheffield Wednesday v Arsenal
Hull City v Leicester City
Stoke City v Chelsea
( Ties to be played on 27-28 October) 
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal:
"It is not so difficult for Martial to stay grounded because he is a player who is very modest and he knows he can score because of his fellow players.
"Twice we made it very easy for him because the gaps were existing and then with his speed and his composure he can score.
"He did it also against Liverpool and now again. We are happy but still we have to keep our feet on the ground."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:
"Manchester United deserved to win. But I am delighted with my players.
"I could have put any team out against that team and probably still would have been beaten."

Man United Vs Sunderland



  Man Utd

3 - 0
Referee: Mike Jones



Man Utd3Goals
7Shots on target
1Shots off target
0Yellow Cards


46Wayne RooneyMUN
45Memphis DepayMUN
90Juan MataMUN


38Adam JohnsonSUN
50Billy JonesSUN
85Lee CattermoleSUN

Man United Vs Liverpool

Saturday 12 September 2015 | Old Trafford | Referee: Michael Oliver | Attendance 75,347
Man Utd
  • Daley Blind (49)
  • Ander Herrera (70 Pen)
  • Anthony Martial (86)
Man Utd
3 - 1
  • Christian Benteke (84)
Anthony Martial scored an impressive goal on his debut as Manchester United recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 Barclays Premier League win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Daley Blind opened the scoring early in the second half and saved his side at the other end with a goal-line clearance before Ander Herrera won and converted a penalty to put the hosts two up.
Goalkeeper David de Gea, who signed a new contract this week, could do nothing on his return to the starting line-up to stop a stunning Christian Benteke overhead kick before Martial, the signing from AS Monaco, marked his debut by coming off the bench to seal the points with an excellent solo goal.
It meant United inflicted a second consecutive defeat on Liverpool, while Louis van Gaal's side move up to second in the early-season table.
Simon Mignolet in the Liverpool goal gave the travelling fans an early moment of panic by directing a throw straight at Juan Mata. The Spain midfielder fed United's stand-in striker Marouane Fellaini, who was playing in place of the injured Wayne Rooney, but the Belgian's long-range chip was well over.
Poor control from Fellaini meant the rare opportunities United had in Liverpool's area went astray, while Liverpool struggled to provide their lone striker, Benteke, with meaningful service as neither side registered a shot on target in the first half.
Van Gaal made a half-time change with Ashley Young replacing Memphis Depay and he made an immediate impact, winning a free-kick from Nathaniel Clyne on the edge of the Liverpool box.
Mata took it, cutting a pass back to the 18-yard line where an onrushing Blind was unmarked. The Netherlands defender took full advantage of the space, curling a left-footed strike into the top corner.
A timely intervention from Chris Smalling gave United a let-off after De Gea's scuffed clearance had presented Liverpool with a rare opening at the other end. The United goalkeeper made amends with a sprawling stop to divert Danny Ings' bouncing effort away after a free-kick had deflected into the Liverpool forward's path.
Brendan Rodgers' side were starting to become more threatening and Blind had to make two frantic clearances from the goal-line after Martin Skrtel had headed on a James Milner corner to cause a mad scramble.
Any hopes of a Liverpool comeback were hit when United won a penalty. Michael Carrick fed Herrera, who was felled by Joe Gomez in the box. The Spanish midfielder stepped up to smash the spot-kick into the net.
Milner shot narrowly over with a free-kick and Benteke headed over the crossbar from a decent chance as the away team attempted to respond. De Gea was then called into action again with a diving stop to deny substitute Jordon Ibe.
Liverpool continued to press and had hope of a late recovery when Benteke produced a stunning overhead kick after an Ibe cross had been headed into the air.
But those hopes were dashed when Martial went on an excellent solo run, beating Skrtel and converting a cool finish into the far corner to mark his debut in style.

Southampton VS Man United

Sunday 20 September 2015 | St. Mary's Stadium | Referee: Mark Clattenburg | Attendance 31,588
  • Graziano Pellè (13, 86)
2 - 3
Man Utd
  • Anthony Martial (34, 50)
  • Juan Mata (68)
Man Utd 
Anthony Martial scored twice to guide Manchester United to a 3-2 victory at Southampton in an enthralling Barclays Premier League encounter on the south coast.

It was all Southampton in the opening stages and the hosts deservedly grabbed the lead via Graziano Pelle, who saw another attempt hit the post as Ronald Koeman's side struggled to add a second.
United restored parity in the 34th minute when Martial got his first of the match and the France international again showed his composure after the break when he made it two; his third in as many matches for the club.
Juan Mata poured even more salt in the hosts' wounds halfway through the second half, and although Pelle beat the excellent David De Gea again with a late header it came too late to spark a comeback.
The victory and Sunday's other results lifted Man Utd to second place in the table with 13 points from six matches, just two points behind leaders and local rivals Manchester City.  
Southampton started the encounter with attacking intent and got their first clear chance of the game after 10 minutes. Pelle set up Dusan Tadic at the back post, but the Serbia international fired just wide.
The hosts did open the scoring shortly after, though, via Pelle. De Gea pulled off a great save to deny Sadio Mane from close range after the latter hit a fine cross from James Ward-Prowse towards goal, yet the Italy international was alert to tap in the rebound.
Pelle nearly doubled his side's lead in the 15th minute as Southampton pushed for a second. Oriol Romeu reached the former Feyenoord man in the area, but he was unlucky to send his shot against the upright.
Memphis Depay then got involved for United, setting up Martial after skipping past his opponent down the left, only for the young Frenchman to blast his shot from 18 yards out over the bar.
Southampton felt they deserved a penalty when Marcos Rojo seemingly brought down Tadic inside the box, but referee Mark Clattenburg was having none of it.
Louis van Gaal's men then pulled level through Martial. Maya Yoshida prevented Juan Mata from getting a shot in, but the ball bounced into the new arrival's feet and he shrugged off his marker before coolly slotting home.
Martial once more showed his class shortly after the interval when he took advantage of a mistake from Yoshida. The Japanese defender played a poor backpass and the ex-Monaco striker kept his cool in front of Maarten Stekelenburg to make it 2-1.
Jose Fonte nearly levelled matters just minutes later with a powerful header after Tadic's corner, but De Gea denied the centre-back with a stunning reflex save.
United then extended their lead in the 68th minute. Bastian Schweinsteiger set up Memphis inside the area and the Dutchman twisted beyond his marker before hitting the post, with Mata pouncing on the rebound for his side's third.
Southampton did get a second goal with four minutes left on the clock, Pelle heading in a cross from Mane, but United played out the contest to collect the full three points.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "I am disappointed because in my opinion we beat ourselves here. The first 30 minutes were perfect in how we like to play and how we like to test our opponents. It was a great team performance, but details make the difference.
"I hate players who always play the ball back to the goalkeeper. Always the ball forward, because then you put the pressure on them. I always tell them not to play it back to the goalkeeper, but tomorrow I will have to tell them again. We have to learn from that, we did it last year and we did it today again. We beat ourselves. We defended well, but after the 2-1 we lost belief and we lost control. That was United's best period of the game."

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal on Anthony Martial: "When you are 19 years old, you cannot expect consistency. Normally you have dips in form, so I also expect that from him. In three matches, he has shown his talent and that he is at a high level.
"He has shown he can play in our system. He has shown he wants to do that and he can do that. He's talented. He can improve, but he has a high level of talent and he shows it, and he also shows it under great pressure."

Monday, 14 September 2015

PSV Vs Manchester United Stats


15 September 2015 | Philips Stadion | Attendance: TBC
Manchester United’s return to the Champions League group stage ended in disappointment as hosts PSV Eindhoven came back from conceding a goal by their former player Memphis Depay to seize a hard-fought victory with headers from Hector Moreno and Luciano Narsingh.
To make matters worse for Louis van Gaal’s side, left-back Luke Shaw was stretchered off with a serious injury midway through the first half after being challenged strongly by Hector Moreno when making a trademark surge into the area.
With Marouane Fellaini feeling unwell in the build-up to the game, Anthony Martial was presented with his first United start, three days after scoring as a substitute on his debut against Liverpool. An attacking front four also featured Juan Mata in the no.10 role with Ashley Young and Memphis – on his return to PSV – operating on the flanks.
Memphis’s name was greeted with a huge roar from the home fans when it was announced over the PA system, and he also stirred a reaction from the 1,600 travelling fans by fizzing in the first menacing cross of the match. PSV goalkeeper Jeroen Zoet snapped up that low ball with Ander Herrera closing in but he had little else to do before the first half had a lengthy pause of almost 10 minutes due to Shaw’s awful injury and the need to prepare him carefully for a stretcher journey from the pitch. When the stricken left-back was eventually carried off, it was to warm applause from all sections of the crowd.
The first real incident when play resumed was a relatively routine save for David De Gea, although the shot from PSV left winger Maxime Lestienne was certainly well struck. Martial headed narrowly wide when given a half-chance to open the scoring but the deadlock would soon be broken by that man Memphis.
Fed by Daley Blind, United’s no.7 shrugged off Arias and skipped past a second defender before beating Zoet with an emphatic finish. It was a tremendous goal by the 21-year-old and he almost scored a second from a similar angle in the very next attack, a three-on-three break led by Juan Mata and comprising Martial too, but this time his shot whistled the wrong side of the far post.
At that stage it seemed like the floodgates might open for van Gaal’s men, especially when centre-back Chris Smalling fleetingly became a centre-forward and had a fierce strike pushed brilliantly aside by Zoet. But after twice threatening to double the advantage, the Reds surrendered it just before the interval when Lestienne’s corner was met with conviction by Moreno and his downward header was inadvertently diverted beyond De Gea by Blind to make the half-time score 1-1.
With Martial leading the line confidently and holding the ball up well with his back to goal, United fashioned the first notable shot after the break when the Frenchman teed up Memphis and the Dutchman drilled one into the keeper’s clutches. 
The quick tempo continued to the visitors’ cost in the 57th minute, however, when Lestienne broke free down the left. His first-time cross just eluded Rojo and was buried at the far post by Narsingh’s diving header to put PSV in front. The Reds spurned a great opportunity to get quickly back on level terms, with Mata’s control uncharacteristically letting him down when Bastian Schweinsteiger picked him out with a sublime ball into the six-yard box.
Martial was another player who felt he should have done better, when he planted a shot across the face of goal after being played in by Memphis. His frustrated reaction reflected the growing sense that this wasn’t to be United’s night and so it proved with PSV defending stoutly to protect their three points, and occasionally counter-attacking with Luuk de Jong firing high and wide. 
The home fans and players lapped up the taste of victory while the United squad were left to lick their wounds, with one of those wounds - to Shaw - being particularly painful and serious.
Possession: PSV 33% United 67%
Shots: PSV 6 United 17
Shots on target: PSV 4 United 5
Corners: PSV 3 United 9
THE TEAMSPSV Eindhoven: Zoet; Arias, Bruma, Moreno, Brenet; Hendrix; Propper, Guardado (Schaars, 72); Narsingh, De Jong, Lestienne (Locadia 86'). Substitutes not used: Pasveer, Pereiro, Poulsen, Vloet, De Wijs.
Booked: Arias, Moreno, Bruma.
United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw (Rojo, 24); Schweinsteiger, Herrera (Fellaini, 75); Young (Valencia 86'), Mata, Memphis; Martial. Substitutes not used: Romero, McNair, Carrick, Schneiderlin.
Booked: Smalling

Friday, 11 September 2015

De Gea Signs New Deal


David De Gea has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least 2019. There is an option to extend it for a further year.
The Spain international, 24, joined the Reds back in 2011 and has registered 175 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League title in 2013 and two Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards.

David De Gea said:

“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career. I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”

Louis van Gaal said:

“I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract. He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come. David made a very important contribution to our performance last season and he has been the club’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons. He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game. At such a young age for a goalkeeper, he has many years ahead of him.”

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Man United VS Liverpool

Manchester United 3 Liverpool 1

Scorers: Blind 48, Herrera 70pen, Martial 86; Benteke 84 | 12 September 2015 | Old Trafford | Att: 75,347

Manchester United earned another victory to savour against Liverpool with Anthony Martial scoring on a dream debut to ensure a 3-1 triumph at Old Trafford.
The visitors looked to have set up a nervous finale when Christian Benteke's spectacular strike replied to earlier goals by Daley Blind and Ander Herrera. However, Martial took centre stage by announcing his arrival with a superb solo third.
David De Gea made his return in goal but was a bystander for much of the first half as United dominated possession but, without injured skipper Wayne Rooney, failed to test Simon Mignolet.
The visiting keeper still looked edgy with Juan Mata intercepting an early clearance and presenting a great chance to lone striker Marouane Fellaini, who lifted it well off target. Unfortunately, that proved to be the only opening of the half with the Merseysiders content to hold United at bay.
Nathaniel Clyne mustered a rare attempt from long range on 19 minutes and a Memphis Depay cross was diverted behind Mignolet's goal but there was little in the way of genuine excitement. For all the Reds' dominance of the play, there was a sigh of relief when Benteke broke clear on goal and the offside flag was raised, even if the striker screwed his finish wide in any case.

Possession: United 61% Liverpool 39%
Shots: United 2 Liverpool 1
Shots on target: United 0 Liverpool 0
Corners: United 3 Liverpool 0
As in the last game at Swansea City, the Reds started the second period with a goal. Half-time substitute Ashley Young, on for Memphis, was fouled by Clyne on the edge of the box and Mata rolled the free-kick to an unmarked Blind. The Dutch defender directed an unerring finish into the top corner of the net with Mignolet well beaten.
The crowd erupted and the players responded with a spell of concerted pressure but Bastian Schweinsteiger was unable to control the ball when in a dangerous position. Back came Liverpool and De Gea's poor clearance eventually led to a Roberto Firmino cross that was well cleared by Chris Smalling. De Gea made a superb stop when clawing away a Danny Ings effort at the far post, following great chest control by the ex-Burnley striker, and, after Young sent a free-kick over the bar, Blind had to clear off the line when Martin Skrtel's header bounced goalwards off Firmino.
Martial was introduced for his debut in place of Mata and the hosts soon went further ahead when Michael Carrick's astute pass fed Herrera inside the box. The no.21 was felled by a reckless sliding tackle by Joe Gomez and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot. With his friend Mata off the pitch, up stepped Herrera to smash the ball past Mignolet.
Benteke headed over as Brendan Rodgers' men tried to find a route back into the match and substitute Jordon Ibe worked his way past Shaw only to find a diving De Gea equal to his powerful drive. It did not stop Liverpool pulling one back as Benteke launched into an acrobatic volley that ensured he scored in his third successive match against United following his exploits with Aston Villa.
Thankfully, any tension was soon lifted by the majestic Martial who danced through the Liverpool defence and planted the calmest of finishes wide of Mignolet to spark wild celebrations in front of the adoring Stretford End. It was a moment of sheer genius and promises much for the future, instantly affording him hero status with the fans.
The manager left the field to the cries of "Louis van Gaal's red-and-white army" at the end after a day to remember at the Theatre of Dreams.

Possession: United 56% Liverpool 44%
Shots: United 9 Liverpool 8
Shots on target: United 3 Liverpool 4
Corners: United 4 Liverpool 4

United: De Gea; Darmian, Smalling, Blind, Shaw; Carrick (Schneiderlin 71), Schweinsteiger; Mata (Martial 65), Herrera, Memphis (Young 46); Fellaini. Substitutes: Romero, McNair, Rojo, Valencia.
Booked: Darmian.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Skrtel, Lovren, Gomez; Can, Lucas (Moreno 87), Milner; Ings (Origi 74), Benteke, Firmino (Ibe 65). Substitutes: Bogdan, Toure, Sakho, Rossiter.
Booked: Clyne, Milner.


Louis van Gaal: "We controlled the match until the first goal, and after that we brought Liverpool again into a match. But we have scored wonderful goals and then the entrance of our player, Anthony Martial, only 19 years old, and he scored with his second or third touch and the way he did it was fantastic."

Brendan Rodgers: "We were back in the game at 2-1 and looking like we could get maybe get something but we then conceded within a minute or so, and so the game is dead. There was plenty of effort and plenty of commitment but we need to be better with the ball."

Daley Blind 58%, Anthony Martial 29%, Ashley Young 13%.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

United Sign Martial

Anthony Martial: Man Utd sign Monaco forward 

Anthony Martial, who has scored 13 goals since making his senior debut, will wear the number nine shirt

Manchester United have completed the £36m signing of Monaco forward Anthony Martial, making him the world's most expensive teenage footballer.
The fee could rise to £58m.
France Under-21 international Martial, who scored eight goals in 31 Ligue 1 games last season, signed a four-year deal with the option for a fifth year.
The 19-year-old, who had been linked with Arsenal,becomes United's third most expensive signing after Angel Di Maria (£59.7m) and Juan Mata (£37.1m)

He was allowed to leave the France squad on Monday for a medical with Louis van Gaal's side, who have given him the number nine shirt.
Monaco signed Martial for £4.4m two years ago from Lyon, who will receive about £7.35m as a result of a sell-on clause.
Conditions that would increase the fee include Martial winning the Ballon d'Or award for the world's top footballer.
The previous world record transfer fee for a teenager was £27m, which United paid for Southampton left-back Luke Shaw last summer and Paris St-Germain spent on Roma centre-back Marquinhos in 2013.
His signing came as Premier League spending passed £850m for the first time in a transfer window.


A forward who is often compared to Premier League
legend Thierry Henry, another former Monaco man,
Anthony Martial is widely regarded as one of the most
highly-rated young players in Europe.
The 19-year-old was initially preparing for France's
international friendly with Portugal before flying to
Manchester to join the Reds, his third club in
professional football after Olympique Lyonnais and AS
He began his career in the junior ranks of CO Les Ulis,
where Henry and former Old Trafford favourite Patrice
Evra both started their illustrious careers. At the age of
14, Martial joined Lyon and became a regular for the
France Under-16s, scoring nine goals in 17 games.
More strikes followed for the Under-17s (nine in 13
games) and Under-18s (three in four games) as his
reputation continued to soar at international level.
Domestically, he also plundered over 30 goals for
Lyon's Under-17s as it became difficult to contain the
hype surrounding his promise.
Although he broke into the Lyon team in 2012/13,
making four appearances, more experienced strikers
such as Lisandro Lopez, Alexandre Lacazette and
Bafetimbi Gomis, who scored the winner for Swansea
City against United in August, naturally barred the way
to the starting XI. However, Martial's excellent
potential was so obvious Monaco paid €5million for his
signature in a transfer that rocked French football.
The attackers competing for a starting place included
Radamel Falcao but Anthony still managed 11 league
appearances, scoring twice as the team finished
runners-up behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Falcao’s loan switch to Old Trafford at the beginning of
2014/15 enabled Martial to take over the mantle as the
main striker and he responded with nine goals, while
also only missing three league fixtures all season.
Monaco llater finished third and even reached the
Champions League quarter-finals.
Although Martial did not score in Europe, he did set up
a goal for former Reds striker Dimitar Berbatov and
impressed against United's Premier League rivals
Arsenal in the competition's second round. The
performance at the Emirates Stadium was one of his
finest as the Gunners suffered a shock 3-1 defeat.
Martial is already off the mark for 2015/16 after
netting against Young Boys in the Champions League
qualifiers, though it was Monaco’s exit from the
competition at the hands of Valencia that reportedly
opened the door to broker a deal for a player who had
only signed a new contract in early July.
He is capable of playing as a right-sided attacker and
his youth-team pedigree suggests he will become more
prolific in front of goal as he matures. A fan of
Brazilians including Ronaldo and Sonny Anderson as a
schoolboy, he has elements of South American-style
flair in his game and should prove popular with fans.