England captain Wayne Rooney believes that the manager should be given full-credit the way he turns things around in the match against Wales. Indeed, England was 1-0 down after Gareth Bale has scored an impressive free-kick from distance and was struggling to create chances.
Roy Hodgson made some inspiring changes after the break when he sent on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge. They replaced Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane, who were ineffective in the first half. Continue reading Rooney: Give Hodgson Credit
Manchester United have moved from within one point of the fourth place with a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace. This keeps their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League alive.
Manchester United did not have to do a lot to win this game given the poor performance by Crystal Palace. The Red Devils opened the scoring in the 4th minute when Damien Delaney scored an own goal following a Darmian cross.
Continue reading Manchester United beat Crystal Palace to put pressure on Arsenal
Louis van Gaal expressed his delight at beating Manchester City in a crucial derby last weekend.
Even though United managed only in narrow 1-0 win, it represented three points and a major boost to their aspirations of finishing in the top four. It may still not be enough to save Van Gaal’s job, as the Dutchman is odds-on favourite to get the sack in the summer. However, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager says that United can build on that performance from now till the end of the season. Marcus Rashford came up with a goal in the 16th minute to give the troubled United manager some respite from the criticism.
United have closed the gap on rivals City to just one point, although they have slipped behind West Ham into the sixth spot. Following the early exit from the Champions League and the aggregate 3-1 loss against Liverpool in the Europa League, Van Gaal was hoping for some good news. Rashford has been an excellent find from the youth academy and the 18-year-old striker has already scored three in four league appearances. Only time will tell if he becomes the next Bobby Charlton or Federico Macheda, who made a similar start only to falter later. One thing is for sure, on his £50,000 a week wages he won’t have to worry about getting a discount card Manchester!? Continue reading Louis van Gaal expressed his delight at beating Manchester City
In his short stay at West Bromwich Albion, Jonny Evans has managed to impress his manager with his attitude.
Evans, who is predominantly a centre half, has not shown hesitation in playing out of position whenever he has been asked to do so.
There have been games where he has had to play in the left because of the injuries and unavailability of the players and he has gleefully accepted that role.
Showering plaudits on him yesterday, Tony Pulis, the man in charge of West Brom, said, “Jonny is a fantastic personality. His career at United was a mixed bag. I thought he was a bit hard done by on certain occasions when he did fairly decently and still found himself out of the team. Hopefully, it’s not the case with him here at Hawthorns and he manages to be a lot more successful.”
“Attitude is vital at this level and Jonny is top class in that regard. He is a manager’s delight. You go to him and hand him any responsibility, he would take it for the sake of the team.”
“He was injured and had not trained properly ahead of the match the previous weekend. Still, I asked him to feature in a position which is not his preferred position and he was ready. That tells you something about the character of the man. He has no egos at all, a wonderful man to work alongside. ”
West Bromwich Albion is no. 13 in the Premier League 2015-16 at this point of time. They have secured 5 wins and 5 draws and have collected a total of 20 points.
They have to play their next match against Bournemouth. That match will kick off at 3 PM British Standard Time at Hawthorns the coming Saturday.