In 10 Premier League matches, Manchester United has managed to collect 17 points which positions the team of Jose Mourinho in the 8th spot so far. For a manager like Mourinho, this is not a very impressive or expected thing to see as he is generally regarded as one of the top tacticians in the world of soccer after having lifted some of the most prestigious pieces of silverware in the sport.
It’s because of this fairly underwhelming start of the season of Manchester United that rumors have been spreading around regarding as to which January targets will Jose Mourinho start or attempt to make for the upcoming winter transfer window.
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Mexico international Miquel Layun has said that former national team coach Juan Carlos Osorio did not deserve the criticism from the fans. The Colombian guided El Tri to yet another World Cup but they were not able to break the Quinto Partido curse as they were ousted during the round of 16 stage.
Shortly after, Osorio received plenty of criticism from the country’s supporters before stepping down from his role and Layun has now expressed his support towards the manager saying: “I don’t know [why fans didn’t take to Osorio], you’d have to ask them. In my opinion, it depends on how close you are, because I’ve experienced that.
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Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is set to remain at the London Stadium for much longer as new West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrinihas assured him of a central role in the team, as per reports. The Chilean has been charged with restoring the prestige of the club. He has promised to bring back attacking football to the east London side.
Despite heavy spending in the past two seasons, the Hammers have not had commensurate improvements. They flirted with the danger zones both terms and require re-engineering to return on track. Pellegrini excelled at Malaga and Manchester city with the 4-2-2 and 4-3-3 formation respectively.With the attacking football he is preaching, the coach would need to drop some key players, rework the starting 11 and possibly add some of his own.
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Louis van Gaal has a huge series of tasks left to do as the Dutchman is going through his debut season in charge of Manchester United but things has been a complete disaster for the manager who was selected to replace David Moyes. Manchester United started their season with a surprising defeat against Swansea City and a few days later drawing with Sunderland.
However, the problems of Louis van Gaal are not only in the recent disappointing results they have picked up but also in the entirety of the team as there are a number of players which have an undefined future at Old Trafford.
Ever since joining Manchester United on April of 2010, Javier Hernandez could never really find a place in the starting lineup of any of the managers that have been in charge of the club. Neither Sir. Alex Ferguson, David Moyes or latest one Louis van Gaal could never really fully utilize the Mexican attacker on a consistent basis as he was mostly used as a substitute player who could barely get to play for a few minutes and nothing more than that.
A few of the fringe players at Old Trafford are expected to be released by Louis van Gaal before the transfer window ends as he wants to cut down the wage bill and they have received huge interest from Juventus and Valencia as they want to sign Hernandez.
Even if Hernandez does remain being a player of Manchester United, his time at the Premier League club seems to be reaching its last few years or maybe even months as Wayne Rooney and Van Persie are undoubtedly the main attacking stars of the club and Louis van Gaal has already told the Mexican forward that he has no future at all at Old Trafford.
Ever since Javier Hernandez made his move to Old Trafford and joined Manchester United, he has faced consistent problems season after season trying to make an impact with the first team and get guaranteed playing time. The Mexican has had to settle with a place on the sidelines of Manchester United in every single season.
The Mexican attacker has displayed his concerns of only getting a few minutes of playing time on some certain matches; he spoke after a match of Mexico in the 2014 World Cup and revealed some details of his current condition.
“This whole year has been very tough. Players need confidence more than anything else, and I’ve been very short of it. Very few people have shown faith in me over this past year. I’d like to dedicate this to my grandfather, who’s about to turn 85 but has still made the effort to be here. It’s for all those who’ve been with me in the good times and the bad, like my wife and my family. They know that I’m always happy to work hardest during the toughest times.” Chicharito Hernandez said.
Louis van Gaal is the new coach of Manchester United and the Dutch manager will be a huge factor that can determine whether or not Javier Hernandez remains as a player of Manchester United for another season or if he would like to cash in on the Mexican forward.
If Hernandez does leave Old Trafford, he has options of moving to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the Mexican player or instead he can be transferred to Tottenham at White Hart Lane as it’s another club which has also shown interest in signing him and in either of those clubs, his chances of getting more playing time are significantly higher than in Old Trafford where Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are the undisputed stars of the team.
Former Blackburn Rovers striker Nuno Gomes has said that he expects his compatriot Nani to leave Manchester United at the end of the season. The Portuguese winger arrived at Old Trafford with a big reputation and he was signed for around £ 20 million. He was expected to be the next Cristiano Ronaldo due to the similar playing styles, but he has failed to progress into a great player.
In more than 200 appearances for Manchester United, he has managed to score only 40 goals. He has been at United since 2007, but it appears that his time comes to an end even though he signed a new contract with the club only recently.
Nani had only just over a year left on his contract, which led to speculation that he may leave in the summer. Otherwise, United would have had to see their big money signing leave on a free transfer. Instead, the club has recently managed to tie up the player on a new long-term deal, which is expected to keep him at Old Trafford for the next few years. Even though he has signed this new contract, Gomes is of the opinion that Nani will be sold in the summer.
“Nani approached by Juventus and Inter Milan? He is undergoing an unhappy period, cannot express himself in the best way. Leaving Manchester for Italy would be a good solution for him,” said Gomes, who is widely known for his spell with Italian club Fiorentina.
Gomes has revealed that Nani has been going through a troubled time at Old Trafford and it is best if he decides to leave United for the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan, who have shown interest in him. Nani recently scored a goal for United after a long time against Bayer Leverkusen.