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U21s win the league for the 3rd time in 4 years, with yet another scratch squad. Warren Joyce is doing an outstanding job

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Would be amazed if he doesn't get some interesting offers to manage in the Championship at the very least in the summer, he's still relatively young for a manager and he's done some very good things. We'll be losing a valuable asset if he does go though, it's to his credit that virtually all the players LvG has thrown in this season haven't looked totally overwhelmed.

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well if he gets offers, we see how Giggs is.. in the U21 management position

and City dropped points \o/

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Giggs as u21 manager, Joyce replaces LVG...

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Hardly surprising but Andreas Pereira was by far your best player tonight.

Not surprising to hear, talented kid but LvG doesn't seem to trust him for whatever reason.

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Hardly surprising but Andreas Pereira was by far your best player tonight.

He's excellent when he decides to try. Which hasn't always been the case, which is presumably why he's now in the U21s instead of the first team.

Great way to win the title, well on overtime. At least we have won a title now. Wooh. :D

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Very well done to u21 they have been great all season and play good entertaining footy

Joyce for manager before giggs

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LVG saying he lacks a senior creative player...WTF? Mata must be seething.

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Can't take the baffoon seriously any more. The squad must be so disillusioned under him, being fed bollocks day in day out. Thankfully we only have to see interviews maybe twice a week, imagine him chatting that **** on your case every single day.

Will be interesting if and when he does go, what / whether any of the players will speak up and say about time under his tenure.

City dropping points means another chance for us to close the gap, and then throw it away the game after :thup:

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LvG thinks Spurs have more creative players than us. I think they just have a manager who plays better football and allows their players to express themselves in a game whilst ours play with a straight jacket on.

Also talk this morning of Depay showdown talks with LvG telling him to prove to the fans he is worth the money. My response is he is young, new country and being in and out of the team all season, dropped after every mistake has not helped the kid one bit. Give him games. Yes he may turn out to be a Nani but i'd love a Nani. For me he has shown that there is talent there and i hope we get a new manager in who will harness that.

Onto tonight. A must win game for us, it was before but with City dropping points we really need to put pressure on them. They still have CL and Arsenal to come so if we can keep winning there is a chance we can catch them. I know we have the cup at the weekend but not a game to rest people for tonight. Lets get it won and rest people. Herrera back fit for this as well.

My Team would be; De Gea, Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Young, Schneiderlin, Herrera, Depay, Mata, Martial, Rooney.

Rooney would come of the bench for me rather than start it and have to come off. Rojo a liability lately and i dont think him v Zaha or Bolasie would be pretty watching.

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Will LVG mention the U21s winning when we drop points tonight or lose the SF? :D

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Celtic to announce Giggsy as their new manager, pleaseeeeeeeee.

In reality, it'll probably be Moyes.

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This **** about challenging Tottenham for the title if we had a senior creative player :D

It is impossible to take him in any way seriously when he keeps spouting the utter nonsense he does like this. For a start we have Mata. But more so, if you've spent £300m in 2 seasons and then moan that you don't have the type of player you need in the squad, you're kind of pointing out just how ****ing terrible you've been in building the squad.

Also, he realises Leicester are actually top, right?

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LvG thinks Spurs have more creative players than us. I think they just have a manager who plays better football and allows their players to express themselves in a game whilst ours play with a straight jacket on.

I agree with this.

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LvG thinks Spurs have more creative players than us. I think they just have a manager who plays better football and allows their players to express themselves in a game whilst ours play with a straight jacket on.

"No homo" :brock:

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Celtic to announce Giggsy as their new manager, pleaseeeeeeeee.

In reality, it'll probably be Moyes.

Praying Moyes actually fancies the Villa job :D

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What are we doing in midfield. Mata or Lingard in a central 2? Or even Rooney. Either way stupid with Herrera on the bench.

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Wing-backs tonight then. Mata and Schneiderlin as the 2 in midfield with Rooney in front. Looking forward to Rashford and Martial up top at the same time though :D

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Wing-backs tonight then. Mata and Schneiderlin as the 2 in midfield with Rooney in front. Looking forward to Rashford and Martial up top at the same time though :D

Rashford right back, Valencia on the wing, Mata up front. Sorry mate

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Rashford right back, Valencia on the wing, Mata up front. Sorry mate

The worst bit I wouldn't even be surprised :(

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Shame Depay didn't get another chance, he sure ain't starting the SF. Thought he played well against Villa.

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Slow, slow start. Thank **** for that.

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Is this a testimonial? A **** testimonial.

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Its poor from us. Rashford picked the ball up at the edge of their third and we didnt have a player anywhere near him. Everyone else was at least 10 yards or more behind him and it sums up the performance so far.

Palace have injuries/resting people for the cup.

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I know a few season ticket holders who can't be arsed going tonight. I'm surprised there are still so many going.

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Had just about enough of refereeing lately. How has the Palace bloke not been sent off?

Then you add the corner we didn't get, the handball Palace didn't get and probably more that I've just not bothered remembering.

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Better than Villa. Palace are under strength and we have had a lot of possession and we have put together some nice attacking play but there is no sustained pressure. Can we please play at a tempo above testimonial. Palace have had a few moments to show we need a second goal in this game. Zaha has the beating of Darmian every time.

Also how was that two footed flying tackle not a red card? Even if he got a foot on the ball first its clearly two footed, studs showing, in the air and out of control. Officials having another poor game today, the standards in the league this season have been as poor as i can remember.

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What a goal that is, Darmian!

Also last 2 corners have been put into the box, caused issues and we have scored from the second. Stop this short corner *****.

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Not surprised Smalling is limping, must be an awful strain running with the weight of Adebayor in your pocket all game long

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At the very least we have kept the pressure on Arsenal and City. For now.

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Improvement certainly but still a long way to go. Our final ball left a lot to be desired. Palace didn't really look like they were up for the game in any way, shape or form, and to not even have a shot on target is pretty pathetic

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Guillem Balague Exclusive: Manchester United plan to keep Van Gaal next season

In his latest exclusive blog, Guillem Balague believes that Jose Mourinho's attempts to engineer a move to Old Trafford will fall flat, and Manchester United fans will have to put up with Louis van Gaal for another season.

The Chosen One? I doubt it. Jose Mourinho’s long-held dream of managing Manchester United is vanishing very fast, as at this point in time Manchester United want to continue with the reign of Louis van Gaal for the coming season. King Louis is dead? Far from it.

This will no doubt prove disappointing and even infuriating for many MU fans who, attracted by the charismatic personality of the larger-than-life Mourinho, saw him as the man to alter the style while challenging for the title and, like a latter day messiah, lead them to a new, golden age. It’s not to be, I am led to believe. And, in all honesty, could it ever have been? Certainly Sir Alex Ferguson had his reservations, as did Bobby Charlton in the past. But it is not just them who doubt.

And this despite extraordinary pressure from the Mourinho camp who, throughout the season, have mounted a ferocious media campaign to undermine van Gaal and promote the Mourinho cause, recently even stating off the record that the Mourinho/Man United marriage was a “done deal”. I never believed it and that was why I always reported what they said (not once I said myself that it was a done deal, I only reported what I was being told by Mou’s camp, but of course people read what they wanted from it) and I always had to include the fact that Van Gaal has thought for a while that he was going to be in charge one more season and why I mentioned too the club kept insisting no deal for Mourinho had been agreed, no matter how many stories were published about it.

Tellingly, Sir Alex continued to publicly and privately support van Gaal. He also, by the way, praised Mauricio Pochettino, but not once he backed the possibility of the Portuguese taking over United. Did his disapproval, or, at least, lack of support influence the Board? The message arriving from Old Trafford is that he has, as we say in Spanish, no voice or vote about decisions at the club. But perhaps the board merely concurred with a wisdom and prudence that served Sir Alex and “his” team so well, for so long.

Van Gaal is considered by many to be part of the “Old Guard”, a has-been, but he is without doubt one of the most influential coaches of our era. He took off where Johan Cruyff and Rinus Michels left the evolution of football, and he moved forward the “positional game”. Whilst Pep Guardiola has developed this strategy to the next level, making the team much more dynamic, Van Gaal has continued at United to focus on the detail of the positional strategy, whereby every player has his role and position on the field. Viewed by many fans as a plodding and slow style, his strategy is beginning to pay off and, will, I believe, begin to pay dividends in the coming season.

We’ve become used to the star players who hog the limelight, but van Gaal is aiming for something more and longer lasting - a well disciplined, structured team that consistently out performs. In his realm there is no room for prima donnas, there’s just “the team”, that forms and reforms according to the game at hand. It takes time to build such an ethos. It takes careful nurture and patience. It demands the support and trust of every player, and it takes a strong man at the helm, with one aim in mind, to build a winning team to make it happen. This is van Gaal’s time.

He is already preparing for next season and is eying Everton’s Romelu Lukaku. Will they sell? Who knows? One thing, I have been told, is certain. Van Gaal, as it stands in this volatile world of football, will continue as manager, fully supported by the MU Board, who do not take such decisions lightly. He has their confidence, let’s hope the fans can share some of their insight.

And what of Mourinho? Having learnt for months that United was not a possibility even though his own people kept stating the deal was done to put pressure to Van Gaal and hoping the Manchester United board changed their mind, he has stated his intention to work next season. The pressure against Van Gaal from Mourinho’s camp will continue I am sure, but at Old Trafford they don’t think it will work and will change the mind of those that are against his appointment.

Will they be that strong minded if Manchester United fails to reach the top four and get knocked out of the FA Cup? We will see, but what a test to the club and its vision that would be.

I'll cry if we keep him.

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Improvement certainly but still a long way to go. Our final ball left a lot to be desired. Palace didn't really look like they were up for the game in any way, shape or form, and to not even have a shot on target is pretty pathetic

7 changes from the weekend for palace

they were very poor

there was some improvement but as you say a long way to go and LVG should not be the man to try and get there

its looking like our name is on the cup everton in free fall and palace or Watford in final, but you never know we might find a way not to win the semi

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LvG is eying Lukaku... Mourinho has got higher ambitions

if jose comes doubt Lukaku would want to play for us then

Kane is the dream option but we wont get him so personally I would persevere with rashford/ use martial as a 9 and bring in at least 1 top class winger and one for the future rather than spend mega on Lukaku

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