STRIKER MISTAKES COST UNITED

Louis van Gaal has admitted for the first time that he may have made a mistake with regard to selling the likes of Javier Hernandez and strikers in one go. Manchester United surprised many by allowing a number of new strikers to leave the club in the last few summers.

Javier Hernandez

Even though the club brought in Anthony Martial for more than £ 35 million, they are left with only two top strikers to lead the line – Wayne Rooney and Martial. Both players have been highly inconsistent this season and it has been a major reason behind the club failing to score goals on a consistent basis.

SPEED COSTS ROONEY

Andy Townsend is also of the opinion that it’s the lack of speed in the Red Devils’ line up which is responsible for Wayne Rooney not having proved to be as productive in the ongoing season as he usually is.

Wayne Rooney

Rooney has not found back of the net that fluently of late, and on some of the live odds markets like StanJames punters have been able to get as high as 10/1 on him being the next goalscorer!?

You would not like to be too critical of him if you see his overall numbers. Seven goals in 19 games is not that bad a stat to have after all, but, the point to consider is that four out of those seven goals have come in Europe, while, one has come in the Cup which means that he has struck a couple of times only in the Premier League so far and we are already approaching the end of the first half of the season.

Michael Owen claims that Arsenal have the ability to behind the disappointment

Sky Sports pundit Michael Owen claims that Arsenal have the ability to behind the disappointment of the midweek defeat against Bayern Munich to claim a crucial North London derby success this weekend.

Arsenal will be hosting archrivals Tottenham at the Emirates stadium in what is turning out into the top of the table clash between the two teams. Mauricio Pochettino has managed to turn Spurs into a real top four contender this season and they are only a couple of points behind Arsenal after almost 10 matches. Even a draw would be a great result for Spurs, who have been in fine form over the last couple of weeks.

CARRA - CHELSEA HAVE NO CHANCE

The former England defender, Jamie Carragher, reckons that the chances of Chelsea going to claim the Premier League title again seem to be absolutely zero at this stage and rather than aiming for the title, the Blues should now be looking to try and make sure they don’t end up finishing the season outside top 4.

Chelsea slipped down to no. 16 in points table last weekend after suffering another defeat, at the hands of Southampton this time around. It was the fourth time that the reigning champions lost in the top tier in the ongoing season. However, some have still not counted them out of the title race considering the quality that is there in their squad.

Michael Owen confident on Crystal Palace

Former striker Michael Owen believes that Crystal Palace have the ability to take something out of the game against Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Alan Pardew’s team come on the back of an impressive away form, while Spurs have been very disappointing at home so far.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have failed to win at home this season, but the game against Crystal Palace is likely to see them build on the win over Sunderland in the last league outing. It finally ended a run of three consecutive draws at the start of the campaign.

FORMATION NOT HELPING ROO

Charlie Nicholas reckons the formation used by the Manchester United management is not doing Wayne Rooney any good and it’s only because of that, the star player has been suffering goal drought for some time.

Rooney’s last strike for the Red Devils came in the first week of April.

It has not happened that often in Rooney’s career that he has gone through such a long period without netting especially while playing in the position of the main forward.

Michael Owen has classified Louis van Gaal’s first season at Manchester United

Michael Owen has classified Louis van Gaal’s first season at Manchester United as a disappointing one, as he felt that the club lacked the identity that they have always been known for.

After having been experienced to Sir Alex Ferguson for more than 25 years, United are known to play attractive football while they could also be defensive when the situation needed to be. Under Van Gaal, fans got to see very little attacking football and it was only during the last few matches of the season that things really improved. Owen played at United for a few years under Ferguson.

Michael Owen is certain that Sterling is a better player than Ozil

It’s almost been 2 years since Michael Owen confirmed his desire to hang up his boots and initiate a career outside of the outside of the pitch as a television pundit where he gives news concerning events in the world of football as well as express his opinions.

Michael Owen is someone who isn’t afraid to express his ideas and points of view. One of the latest opinions that the Englishman has revealed to the public is that he believes that Raheem Sterling is a better player than MesutOzil.

Michael Owen expects Club to win FA Cup

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen expects the Red Devils to go through in the FA Cup after a victory against archrivals Arsenal.

The gunners will be the visitors to Old Trafford, but they come into the match as the defending champions of the FA Cup. Unlike in the past few seasons, Arsenal are perfectly placed to beat United. Despite having gone on an impressive run of form in 2015, Louis Van Gaal will be aware that his team is far from perfect. The crucial psychological edge of not having suffered a defeat against Arsenal since 2006 may help United.

Carlos Vela played after 3 Years at International Stage

Carlos Vela turned up for his national side Mexico the other day in the game versus Netherlands and found the back of the net a couple of times for the El Tri to help them win by 3-2.

It was Vela’s first game at the international stage in the last 3 years. The Mexican association had been trying to get him in the thick of things for a long time, but, he was not interested.

The striker had even been selected in the World Cup team of Mexico, but, he withdrew his name. If he had been there in Brazil, who knows where Mexico might have finished?

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