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Manchester United - The Dutch Revolution

Started on 25 July 2014 by Josh_MU
Latest Reply on 21 September 2014 by Josh_MU
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oh, how i want to be in your place right now. so many options, but i guess that comes with being United.
2014-08-15 10:49#189813 fzemdegs : oh, how i want to be in your place right now. so many options, but i guess that comes with being United.
Haha it does indeed. Going to be tough picking my two starting forwards!

Young Reds for the Future: James Wilson

In these new articles, we will be discussing a few youngsters who have a chance of featuring in the first team in the future, starting this week with James Wilson.

Hi there and welcome to this first article 'Young Reds for the Future', where we will be looking at some players currently in the academy and seeing if they have a chance of becoming a first team player in the near future. These articles will be out each week and so we start off on a high with young forward James Wilson.

Wilson, who is just 18 years old, has been impressing recently playing in the under 21 team, scoring another two goals in the previous fixture against Aston Villa's under 21's. Wilson possesses both pace and shooting ability which makes him a very lethal forward when he gets into his stride, causing the opposition defence lots of problems with his silky dribbling skills.

The Staffordshire born forward has also played for England's under 16's and under 19's, scoring on his debut for the under 19's against Estonia in a 6-1 win. The player has caught the attention of many clubs but van Gaal has also seen his progress and is looking to tie him up to a new contract to help develop him into a top class player.

Wilson joined Manchester United when he was just seven years old and has been a key player for the clubs academy teams.

Wilson made his senior Manchester United debut last season when Ryan Giggs was in-charge, scoring twice against Hull City in a 3-1 win, which boosted his confidence and made an even bigger name for himself as he shocked the crowd with two sublime finishes. His debut ended when he was subbed off for Robin van Persie and was given a standing ovation from the Old Trafford faithful.

Giggs expressed his delight for Wilson's brace on his debut, labelling him as 'Manchester United's next big thing' and stating that the player can win himself more senior caps next season if he maintains his good performances on the football pitch. van Gaal will enjoy working with Wilson as the Dutch mastermind has developed some of footballs biggest names, such as World Cup winner Thomas Muller.

However, with van Gaal's selection problems as Danny Welbeck has come into form and Robin van Persie's expected early return from injury, Wilson may not win as many caps as first thought but his best chance of first team action may be in the cups as van Gaal said he wants to give younger players some minutes in all of the cup competitions.

Wilson's second goal against Hull City showing his poacher traits as the keeper parried Fellaini's shot back into the danger zone.

Overall, Wilson is going to be a huge hit for Manchester United, with this season being his breakthrough season. Although he may be given limited game time, he will probably feature in most cup games and should improve his record under Louis van Gaal, scoring 2 goals in 1 senior appearance last season.

It is tough being a younger player for Manchester United due to the quality in the first team but if Wilson keeps working hard his chance will come to impress the World even more and may win his first cap for England's under 21's. It's a long and tricky road ahead for Wilson but he is looking to be one of our best youngsters in a few years.

That is all for this weeks first edition of 'Young Red for the Future'! I hope to see you again next time where we will be reviewing the young Belgian star Adnan Januzaj after his terrific first season in the Manchester United senior team with the player hoping to impress the new manager for this season.
Looks an impressive youngster, nice update and graphics, too!
Nice unique update, enjoyed reading it!
Wilson is a very good youngster, and hopefully he can enjoy a successful career at United :)
@Walt: Thanks buddy! :-)

@Joshie: Thanks a lot Joshie! I hope Wilson progresses well!

September Report

After a tremendous month for Louis van Gaal and his Manchester United side, they headed into this month knowing tougher challenges awaited them. The Reds will be playing Hull City, Everton and West Brom in the league, with Barnsley awaiting them in the Capital One Cup, it will be a first real challenge for van Gaal's men as they travel to Goodison Park to play Everton.

Man United vs Hull City

The first game of the month saw Steve Bruce's Hull City travel to the theatre of dreams and he was greeted with applause from the Old Trafford faithful after serving the club well back in his playing days. The first half was more possession based with only a couple chances created from either side, with Hull going closest as Huddlestone's shot was parried away by David de Gea after the English midfielder found himself one-on-one with United's number one. United took the lead halfway into the second half as Shinji Kagawa, who was put into the team as Mata needed a rest, fired in 12 yards out after some neat build-up play allowed the Japanese international to place the ball past McGregor. Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Wayne Rooney smashed in a free-kick 25 yards out after Pogba was taken down by Davies which allowed Rooney to double United's lead. Wayne Rooney got his second and United's final goal after Pogba played a beautiful pass which allowed the England international to chip the ball over McGregor and into the back of the net. A comfortable victory for The Red Devils.

Everton vs Man United

Then van Gaal's men travelled to Merseyside to face Roberto Martinez's Everton who performed well last season after the departure of David Moyes. van Gaal brought Juan Mata back into the squad to give the two forwards more chances to score. It was a disastrous start for The Red Devils after Pienaar swung in a deep corner which Jagielka rose highest to and headed past de Gea making that the first goal conceded in the van Gaal era. United kept on pushing to get an equaliser but the first half ended with The Toffees in front. The second half then begun and 4 minutes into it Rooney's shot was heavily deflected off Seamus Coleman and curled past Howard in the Everton goal. Both teams had numerous chances but failed to make the rest pay making the game finish at a reasonable 1-1.

Man United vs Barnsley

In the only cup game of this month, van Gaal named a very young squad to tackle Barnsley at Old Trafford, with the only usual starting eleven player being Phil Jones. The young squad played some good football and in the 29th minutes, young striker James Wilson calmly placed the ball under Steele in the Barnsley goal to give United the lead. This was the only goal of the game as despite United's dominance, the young players were not as clinical in the final third but this victory sends them into the next round of the Capital One Cup.

Man United vs West Brom

And finally the Reds returned to the Premier League to face a newly transformed West Brom side. Similar to the Hull match, van Gaal's men created lots of chances in the first half but Foster was in inspired form and kept out all of the shots that the United forwards hit at him. That all changed in the second half though as Luke Shaw grabbed his first goal for Manchester United after he combined well with Pogba before powerfully striking the ball at Foster's near post and hitting the back of the net. United's defenders were in goal scoring form as in a space of 8 minutes, both Phil Jones and Jonny Evans scored from corners to extended United's lead at the top of the table and increase their ever-growing goal difference so early on in this season's campaign.

League Table

As the image says above, the league table image isn't available... why? Well, I forgot to save it from Gyazo and as you have to pay $2:99 a month to get all your images, I decided not to do it so you all get a lovely David Moyes graphics! But I can tell you at this point, we are top of the league with 16 points, with Manchester City in second with 15 points! But don't worry, I have the league table for the other months!

great month yet again! unlucky with the whole gyazo thing but it doesn't detract from you dominating!
Good month but a bit of a dissapointing result against Everton. Keep it up, love the graphics.
Shame they can't do this well in real life...
Fantastic month, and nice idea with the David Moyes graphic :))
@Feliks: Haha yeah thank you!

@Ducks: Thanks very much! :-)

@Tallery: Oh we will soon ;)

@Walt: Thank you Walt! Glad you like the Moyes graphic xD.

Hernandez hints at move after farewells on Twitter

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez as hinted at a possible move after sayings his farewells to his closest team-mates on Twitter.

The Mexican International got himself over 2000 retweets in just 30 minutes as the 'super sub' looks to be moving away from Old Trafford due to the severe lack of game time he has received since the arrival of Louis van Gaal. The forward has earnt lots of respect from the United fans and they will be sad to see him leave if what he's saying is true.

Manchester United have not yet commented on the player's statement but it is clearly obvious Hernandez wants to leave after saying goodbye to his closest team-mates being David de Gea, Juan Mata and new signing Ander Herrera, who has had a fine start to his life in the Premier League. Hernandez also suffered playing for his national side in a few friendly matches due to the lack of games under Louis van Gaal, which is another reason why the Mexican is moving clubs.

Hernandez, or Chicharito as referred to by his team-mates and fans, has been a loyal servant to The Red Devils and is known for his great poaching traits in-front of goal. He also has a reputation for being a 'super sub' as he's come into games as a substitute and on many occasions has either scored the winner or equalised the game, making him an important player to United in the Ferguson regime.

However van Gaal has not looked into playing Hernandez as much due to Danny Welbeck immediately hitting form at the start of the season and with young James Wilson making his way into the first team after impressing in both the under 21 team and the senior team in cup matches, leaving 'Sweet Pea' on the bench causing both frustration and anger towards Louis van Gaal.

The lack of games under van Gaal has left Hernandez frustrated and wanting out.

Juventus have been made the front runners to sign Hernandez after many sources close to both the club and the agent have stated that contact has been made about a possible transfer but neither club or player have announced so it remains as just speculation. PSG are also rumoured to be slightly interested in the Mexican's signature however after splashing unnecessary money on David Luiz, they could breach FFP rules.

United will want a decent amount of money for the 26 year old, with 15-25 million pounds a rough estimate of what United will accept if an offer is made for the forward, however Hernandez himself wants to make the best possible move for him both location and money wise which could be an issue if an offer is accepted.

It's safe to say Hernandez will be missed if he does end up leaving for all the things he has done for United, scoring 37 goals in 102 appearances for The Red Devils, but he needs to get his career back on track and regain a starting place for Mexico. It will be interesting to see what happens with this transfer rumour and we expect a statement from Manchester United within the next 48 hours.
be a shame to see him go, but there's no point in him wasting away on the bench

Nice update man, as always!
This story is awesome, super well written along with some very nice graphics. There are a number of stories I follow on this website, and this one in particular has flown up the ranks and is undoubtedly one of my favorites. Though I hope results-wise you crash and burn, long live this story ;)

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