Showing posts with label Van Persie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Van Persie. Show all posts

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Who's ​going to win?

Friday, October 21, 2016

Van Persie returns to Old Trafford

Robin van Persie's goal on his return to Old Trafford was met with applause from Sir Alex Ferguson - but what about Pogba's double?!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Van Gaal desperately seeking Manchester United balance

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he is still trying to strike the right balance between his horde of creative talents and a more solid back-line.

The Red Devils claimed a last-gasp draw away to West Brom on Monday night, and while the Dutch coach was happy with his side’s performance he was dismayed that they failed to win the game.

But while he is ready to add more physicality and strength to his line-up, he is not going to sacrifice his team’s flair – even with a clash with Chelsea on the horizon.

“We have to look for physical balance and maybe that is our problem,” Van Gaal told reporters. “I am always looking for creative players and in England you need physical players as well, maybe [Marouane] Fellaini brings that.”

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 14:00

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Dutch blown away by Icelandic volcano

Iceland pulled off one of the shocks of this week’s round of Euro 2016 qualifiers as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double inspired the Norse side to a 2-0 victory over the Netherlands.

The Swansea City playmaker opened the scoring from the spot on Monday night before doubling his tally midway through the first half with a brilliant, instinctive volley that the dour Dutch were unable to recover from.

The result leaves the Oranje in third place in Group A, behind both leaders Iceland and second-place Czech Republic, while the pressure is ramping up on Guus Hiddink, who has suffered defeat in three of his four matches since taking over from Louis van Gaal.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:00

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Czech mate! Hiddink’s Holland suffer late defeat

Guus Hiddink’s return as coach of Netherlands got off to the worst possible start as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic.

The World Cup bronze medallists had looked set for a point after Stefan de Vrij equalised Borek Dockal’s opener, before disaster struck in stoppage time.

A dreadful error by Daryl Janmaat saw the Newcastle defender attempt to head back to goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, with the ball instead hitting the post and leaving Vaclav Pilar the simple task of tapping home for a late winner.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:23

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Van Gaal's selection dilemma at Manchester United

The surprise loan signing of Radamel Falcao from Monaco may have bolstered Louis van Gaal’s attacking options at Manchester United, but the Dutchman now faces a selection headache for the remainder of the season.

With an attack also consisting of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria and Adnan Januzaj - who will Van Gaal leave on the bench?
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 12:00

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Van Gaal heads for Manchester United after World Cup run

Louis van Gaal’s World Cup journey ended on Saturday evening as Netherlands brushed aside Brazil in their third-place play-off.

The 62-year-old will now take up his role as Manchester United boss, with the team set to travel to Los Angeles on Friday to start their pre-season tour.

But one player who will not be joining Van Gaal to Old Trafford is Arjen Robben.

"After the match he [Van Gaal] did ask me to come to Manchester," Robben said after the 3-0 win over Brazil. “But I will not make a transfer. I'm at the right place at Bayern so that has nothing to do with Van Gaal or United."
Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:30

Monday, July 7, 2014

Van Gaal calls in Krul support

The Netherlands progressed to the semi-finals of the World Cup on Sunday, but not before Louis van Gaal had time to pull a masterstroke substitution that helped his side triumph against Costa Rica.

After an entertaining 120 minute battle in which neither side managed to find a breakthrough, the match was sent to penalties. But with just seconds left of extra-time, Van Gaal made the extraordinary decision to take off No.1 Jasper Cillessen and replace him with Tim Krul.

The Newcastle shot-stopper duly rewarded his manager's gutsy change, diving the right way on all five penalties, unnerving the Costa Rican penalty takers and making two powerful saves to win the contest. Despite his heroics, though, he will return to the bench against Argentina!
Sunday, July 6, 2014 12:30

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Van Persie and Robben tuck into Spanish feast

Spain endured a miserable start to their World Cup 2014 campaign after being thrashed 5-1 by Netherlands on Friday night.

Xabi Alonso gave the holders the lead from the penalty spot but Louis van Gaal’s men scored a stunning equaliser from Robin van Persie to ensure the two sides went in level at the break.

The second half was one to forget for the Spanish, with goals from Stefan de Vrij, another for Van Persie and an Arjen Robben double sealing an incredible win. 
Saturday, 14 June 2014 11:51

Monday, June 9, 2014

Injuries pile up ahead of World Cup

Injuries have already made their mark on the World Cup with the likes of Victor Valdes, Kevin Strootman and Theo Walcott all failing to make the tournament long before its even begun.

And the injuries continue to pile up.

Italy have been dealt a blow as midfielder Riccardo Montolivo will miss out with a broken leg, while there were scares during Wednesday’s friendlies for Robin van Persie and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Thursday, 5 June 2014 12:00