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Louis van Gaal to bide time over new signings at Man Utd

Louis van Gaal will not rush to make signings despite being forced to employ a wing-back system in his opening games as Manchester United boss. The Dutchman used a 3-4-1-2 formation in tour games against Los Angeles Galaxy and Roma and has said the squad in its current state “is not balanced”. Speaking to BBC Sport, Van Gaal said: “I ...

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Shaw told to train alone by LVG to improve fitness

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has ordered Luke Shaw to train alone because he is not fit enough to perform at the level he requires. England left-back Shaw, a summer signing from Southampton, returned late to club training after spending the summer with Roy Hodgson’s squad at the World Cup in Brazil. Shaw trained on his own at FedEx ...

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Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd beat LA Galaxy 7-0

Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal made a winning start as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 7-0 defeat of LA Galaxy in front of a crowd of 86,432 at the Rose Bowl in California. Winger Ashley Young and debutant defender Reece James, 20, also scored two goals each after striker Danny Welbeck had opened the scoring. Van Gaal, ...

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Louis Van Gaal criticises Man United US tour schedule

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has criticised the club’s pre-season tour schedule in America. United play Los Angeles Galaxy in Pasadena on Wednesday, before games in Denver, Washington and Detroit. Manchester United’s US Tour Wednesday July 23: LA Galaxy, Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena Saturday July 26: Roma, Sports Authority Field, Denver – International Champions Cup Wednesday July 30: ...

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Van Gaal gets sleep pods installed for players at training

Louis Van Gaal  wants his new stars to dream of Manchester United in their sleep – at the club’s high-tech training complex and is behind new ­individual sleep pods that have been installed at the Old Trafford giants’ Carrington ­training ground as he embarks on a massive behind-the-scenes shake-up, writes Sam Bates of the Sunday People. The sleep pods, complete ...

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Man United confirm Evra transfer to Juventus

Manchester United have confirmed the transfer of Patrice Evra from the club to Juventus in a £1.5 million deal. The 33-year-old, who signed a new one-year contract with United in May, has committed to a two-year deal with the Serie A champions. Evra’s departure leaves £30 million signing Luke Shaw as the only specialist left-back in United’s first-team squad, after Alexander ...

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QPR confirm Rio Ferdinand signing

Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has signed for Queens Park Rangers on a Bosman free transfer, the club have confirmed. The 35-year-old centre-half, released by Manchester United at the end of last season, has signed on a one-year deal following a series of talks with the west London club. Ferdinand spoke with Rangers boss Harry Redknapp earlier this week following ...

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Michael Carrick out for at least 10 weeks

Manchester United’s Michael Carrick will miss at least the first month of the season after suffering an ankle injury in training. The midfielder, 32, will be out for up to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery. The club tweeted:  “Michael Carrick has had surgery this morning on his left ankle ligaments and will be out for 10-12 weeks.” Carrick’s absence was ...

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Van Gaal ready for “difficult challenge” at Man United

Louis van Gaal admits he faces a “difficult challenge” but insists he will do his utmost to restore glory to Manchester United. As the club’s new manager faced the media for the first time at Old Trafford, Van Gaal said he has realised within two days the magnitude of the club and the size of the task ahead of him. ...

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Man United sign huge £750M kit deal with Adidas

Sportswear giant Adidas has signed a £750m deal to make Manchester United’s kit for 10 years from next season. It comes after US rivals Nike decided to end their association at the end of the coming 2014-15 season. Nike have been paying United £23.5m a year, and the new deal is worth a world record-breaking £75m a season to the ...

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