Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits it will be difficult to turn his side’s fortunes around following their 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday.
Manchester United are aiming to bounce back from their shock Champions League exit when they return to Premier League action tomorrow against Bournemouth.
The England international marshalled a back-three alongside youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett to a 2-1 victory in the corresponding fixture last year and was a turning-point in the defender’s United career.
Smalling marshalled an inexperienced backline including rookies, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett as Louis van Gaal’s side recorded their first away victory of the season.
Louis van Gaal is growing increasingly frustrated as Manchester United’s injury problems show no sign of subsiding ahead of their fixture with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
New United boss Louis van Gaal brought in an array of stars in the transfer window, including Daley Blind, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
Rojo signed for United from Sporting Lisbon for £16million in the summer but had to wait for his United debut after encountering difficulties obtaining a work visa.
The 20-year-old Blackett, a central defender by trade who has also deputised at left back, joined the first team fold during pre-season and impressed Louis van Gaal.
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United will be hoping to secure their third consecutive home victory when the Toffees visit Old Trafford for the 12 noon kick-off on Sunday