EPL 2015: Youngster Jesse Lingard powers Manchester United to a vital victory

These players would change things because they’re of a certain mentality where they probably wouldn’t buy in to Van Gaal’s methods.


“He [Van Gaal] is doing a good job at Manchester United, especially this year”, Ronaldo said.

United, who picked up their fifth consecutive clean sheet, are back in action away at Watford after the worldwide break.

The 22-year-old scored his first goal for Louis van Gaal’s side in Saturday’s 2-0 Premier League win over West Brom and has kept big-money signing Memphis Depay out of the starting XI for the last two games.

“In Munich, it took a while before the team understood exactly how we wanted to play football, but in the end we won the Bundesliga title and made it to the Champions League final”. I said at half-time that we had to continue and be patient, because the goal was coming. When you are yelling “attack, attack, attack” and you attack for 85 minutes, you have to think as a fan, is it alright to yell that.

“It happens but you have to find solutions and this is where we can still improve, improve on breaking a team down”.

The Dutch coach has splashed over £250million on players since his arrival at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014.

Mourinho is reportedly keen to remain in English football, but bookmakers still have the Portuguese at 20/1 to take over at Old Trafford, with Ryan Giggs the favourite to succeed Van Gaal.

“The manager has put faith in me to start a few really important games so my confidence is obviously sky high”.

The Spaniard, 22, is also being watched by Arsenal and Tottenham but United are thought to be keenest and have been monitoring him since he left Tenerife previous year.

“I can have no complaints with (the penalty and sending-off) according to the letter of the law, ” the West Brom boss said.

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has revealed one aspect of the game that the Red Devils need to improve following their hard fought win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday (7 November).

Lingard suffered a knee injury on his debut against Swansea last season and was then loaned to Derby.


“So we have to wait and see but I am very happy with his contribution up until now”.

Van Gaal has had to contend with claims about his side’s ‘boring’ style of play this season