Louis van Gaal felt his Manchester United side required a bit more luck to beat a resolute Manchester City side in a dull derby encounter.
Manchester United’s ambitious pursuit of Sergio Ramos in the summer showed that Louis van Gaal was eager to secure a colossal leader at the heart of the Red Devils defence.
Chris Smalling has warned his Manchester United team-mates that the repercussions will be dire this season if they don’t start taking their chances in front of goal.
Manchester United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat away to PSV Eindhoven was compounded by Luke Shaw’s awful double leg fracture.
Despite the euphoria of Anthony Martial’s dazzling Old Trafford debut it was Manchester United’s Daley Blind who continues to impress.
Manchester United stars Juan Mata and Ander Herrera competed against team-mates Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans in the inaugural Forex Footgolf Challenge trophy.
Kevin Mirallas’ second-half goal added to first-half strikes from James McCarthy and John Stones to seal a comfortable victory for Roberto Martinez’ Toffees at Goodison Park on Sunday, Manchester United’s second straight loss.
England duo Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have impressed in United’s last two Premier League fixtures – victories over Tottenham and Liverpool respectively – that have put Champions League qualification well within their grasp.
Goals from Chris Smalling and Robin van Persie were enough to see off Burnley, who had levelled through in-form striker Danny Ings.
Phelan, who spent five years as Sir Alex Ferguson’s right-hand man at Old Trafford before leaving when David Moyes took over the reins in 2013, says the new regime under Louis van Gaal could be the reason for United’s injuries this term.
The 20-times league champions dispatched the Tigers 3-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday, maintaining their place in the top four and extending their winning streak to three games.