The minor injury that kept out Bastian Schweinsteiger and Marcos Rojo’s late return from Copa America duty mean Van Gaal’s words can not be taken as gospel, even without the potential for additional personnel being signed in the next fortnight.
“Yes of course I do hope De Gea shall stay, but in this world of football you never know”.
Rafinha finally breached the United defence in the closing minutes with a crisp left-foot volley, before Januzaj restored United’s two-goal advantage by turning and finishing clinically in stoppage time as Barca were caught out at the back.
Only three minutes into the match, Suarez brought the stadium’s 68,416 fans to their feet when his free-kick from 20-yards curled around a wall of defenders and past United’s goalkeeper David De Gea but his shot bounced off the right post.
This time, coach Louis van Gaal praised his second team for its “spirit” four days after what he considered a lackluster performance by the backups against the San Jose Earthquakes.
“I heard Marcos Rojo was not on the plane, he had passport issues”, Van Gaal said.
Argentine winger Angel Di Maria (pic) could leave United, says Van Gaal.
Many people questioned the high price tag of Memphis Depay when he moved from PSV to Manchester United but that all seems to be getting nipped as the Dutch youngster shows everyone what he is capable of.
Depay netted 22 goals to finish as the Eredivisie’s top scorer last season.
Just into the second half, Toledo had seen enough of Jones’ clumsy behaviour and booked him for taking out Pedro. “We had the same amount of chances created as Barcelona“.
With speculation mounting that a move to PSG is on the cards, he failed to join up with his current team-mates on their US pre-season tour as scheduled on Saturday.
It was a morale-boosting win for Chelsea, who fell 4-2 to Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls to open their pre-season North American tour.
The woodwork came to United’s rescue just before the halftime break, as Suarez’s close range effort crashed against the upright, after some good build-up play.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal remained as coy as ever when asked about the club’s rumoured interest in bringing Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, stating that he’d like to address the rumours but he can’t.
The only person who reported for duty who was supposed to was Javier Hernandez, who was playing for Mexico in the Gold Cup.
“They have always a threat and that’s very important”, Van Gaal said.