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Roy Hodgson confirmed that Ashley Young will not be included in the end of season internationals against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia as the Manchester United winger has a "slight medical issue" which will be addressed over the summer.

The specifics of the injury are currently unknown but Young is believed to have been playing with the problem for a while now and with fourth place already assured Louis van Gaal may take this opportunity to rest a number of players in the final game. Luke Shaw is another who looks set to miss out; the left-back is still suffering from the after-effects of a James McArthur arm to the face. England under-21 coach Gareth Southgate revealed the defender will not be selected for the upcoming Euro Championships due to concerns over his fitness. However Wayne Rooney [dead leg] does have a chance after missing the draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford in GW37.
May 22 - 1:56 AM

Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have forged an effective partnership at the center of Manchester United's defense over the second half of the season.

Chris Smalling was seemingly on the verge of a summer exit from Manchester United after a disappointing spell at the club saw him fail to establish himself as a first team regular. With rumors swirling about a move away, the former Fulham man has asserted himself over the second half of the season and forged a solid, if not spectacular partnership with Phil Jones. The two have rarely been healthy at the same time this season. Louis Van Gaal's approach to central defense over the summer will be very interesting given that he could have his answer on the roster already if they can stay healthy.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 21 - 5:18 PM

Marcos Rojo finally returned from injury to start for Manchester United against Arsenal.

Heading into the weekend, Marcos Rojo was described as "doubtful" to participate against Arsenal. With Luke Shaw also unavailable and Daley Blind deputizing for Michael Carrick in holding midfield, the Argentine defender was either rushed back to fill a gap or not as doubtful as was communicated. Rojo had to be withdrawn after 73 minutes and his replacement, Tyler Blackett, was victimized by Theo Walcott for an own goal that turned out to be Arsenal's only goal.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 21 - 4:03 PM

Marouane Fellaini barely registered with his fantasy performance against Arsenal but the numbers don't give him his due for the result.

There are definitely weeks where Marouane Fellaini has been close to invisible for Manchester United over the past two seasons. The fantasy numbers would lead you to believe that Week 37 against Arsenal was one of those weeks. With nothing to show for his efforts beyond one pass intercepted and one tackle won (and a bunch of fouls given and received), you'd think it was a quiet day. Instead, Fellaini was instrumental in United's lone goal without scoring, getting an assist or even touching the ball. The threat of Fellaini centrally caused Nacho Monreal to collapse to him leaving Ander Herrera wide open on the far side of the action to convert Ashley Young's cross. The skill showed by Herrera was still solid but it was certainly a lot easier than it would have been had Monreal been in position to challenge his fellow Spaniard.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 21 - 3:57 PM

David De Gea may have played his last game for Manchester United after injury forced the goalkeeper off during yesterday’s draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

De Gea was replaced with around 15 minutes to go holding his lower back although Louis van Gaal revealed post-match "I think he has a hamstring injury," which the club will need to assess. Regardless of the prognosis the Dutchman is not confident his No.1 will be available for Hull "His injury. I think he shall not play in the next match" paving the way for Victor Valdes to make his first competitive start since signing back in January. Radamel Falcao is another who looked to be saying his final goodbyes to the United faithful following a disappointing loan spell which returned just 4-goals from 26 appearances.
Source: BBC Sport
May 18 - 4:30 AM

Angel di Maria has been ruled available for Manchester United's Sunday match with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Red Devil winger has been ineffective for the most part when he has played this season. His assist total is strong but anyone watching the matches will know that the numbers aren't telling the entire story for the Argentine's time at Old Trafford. Di Maria may get a chance to deliver another blow to Arsenal after he freed Wayne Rooney for his Emirates winner in November. He will be available on Sunday but certainly is no guarantee to start.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 1:47 PM

Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria have both recovered sufficiently to be available to Louis Van Gaal for Sunday's visit of Arsenal to Old Trafford.

Both attackers were initially ruled as doubtful for the Week 37 clash but a subsequent report has indicated that the struggling players will both be available on Sunday. With Wayne Rooney ruled out and Radamel Falcao generally ineffective, it seems likely that van Persie will get a chance to haunt his former employers. di Maria's position is less certain since he hasn't been starting frequently even when healthy in recent weeks.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 1:43 PM

After early Friday reports indicating that Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw were likely to be available for the Arsenal match on Sunday, both players have been ruled out.

Manchester United have reversed course on the fitness of Wayne Rooney, Luke Shaw, Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria heading into Sunday's clash with rival Arsenal. Rooney and Shaw had initially been ruled likely to play with RvP and di Maria both ruled out. Manchester United have updated the status of all four players with Rooney and Shaw both out and van Persie and di Maria both available.
Source: espnfc.com
May 16 - 1:38 PM

Angel di Maria was a late scratch for Manchester United against Crystal Palace and it appears he will miss out again against Arsenal.

United's November win against Arsenal at the Emirates was one of di Maria's better matches of the season and certainly one of his better high profile matches of the season. The Argentine attacker sprung Wayne Rooney for what would turn out to be the winner on a United break and then he narrowly missed putting the Red Devils up 3-0 with a fast break of his own. It has gone down hill quickly for di Maria since that win and it looks unlikely that he will get a chance to repeat his heroics against Arsenal this season as he has been ruled as "unlikely" to recover in time for the match.
Source: BBC Sport
May 15 - 10:50 AM

Robin van Persie was ruled out last weekend with an illness that he apparently hasn't recovered from because Manchester United have declared him doubtful for the Week 37 reunion with Arsenal.

Van Persie was a late scratch from Manchester United's win over Crystal Palace last weekend with an illness. When it was initially reported, it sounded like a minor thing that would certainly be fine after a week of rest and recuperation. When United announced on Friday that RvP was doubtful for Week 37 as well, it came as something of a surprise. Either the illness was worse than initially reported or Van Gaal is using it as a convenient excuse to keep a fading van Persie on the sidelines.
Source: BBC Sport
May 15 - 10:29 AM

Marcos Rojo will likely miss out on a fourth consecutive match as his nightmare season continues at Old Trafford.

Manchester United still don't really seem to know what they've got in Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw. After highly publicized arrivals at Old Trafford this summer they have both missed significant time due to injury. When they have played, the pair have been middling-at-best. What isn't clear is whether their lack of form is due to the injury issues or whether one or both are just not up to the challenge of featuring for a big team like United. While Shaw is likely back for Week 37, Rojo will likely miss out again meaning we might not see him again until next season.
Source: BBC Sport
May 15 - 10:26 AM

Luke Shaw's injury issues continued last weekend as he came off early in the win over Crystal Palace and he has failed to shake off the injury in the intervening week.

Whether Shaw being available is a good thing or a bad thing isn't entirely clear. He's really only had one strong match this season and that was when Chelsea effectively conceded possession and United didn't have to do much of anything in the way of defending. Shaw missing out this week means that Daley Blind will likely deputize at left back with something of a hole in the holding midfield role with both Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney also unavailable.
Source: espnfc.com
May 15 - 10:22 AM

Wayne Rooney is expected to recover from the injury he suffered last weekend in time to feature for Manchester United against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Wayne Rooney seems to enjoy nothing more than torturing Arsenal. From that first rocket goal from distance when he was an Everton teenager until the match at the Emirates earlier this season, Rooney seems to produce his best against the Gunners. Louis Van Gaal will be happy that Rooney is healthy as the two old foes face off on Sunday. Even with a win, Manchester United would still likely end up the season in fourth place but a win would certainly put the pressure squarely on Arsenal heading into next season after they failed to beat United in the League during the club's two down seasons.
Source: BBC Sport
May 15 - 10:19 AM

David De Gea made a critical save from a Glenn Murray attempt to keep United level and provide the platform for them to go on and win 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

David De Gea has been Manchester United's best player over the course of the 2014-15 season. He was a hero again in Week 36 as his save on Glenn Murray kept things even and eventually set up the United road win. With Liverpool nipping at United's heels for fourth place heading into the weekend, the win, combined with Liverpool's draw with Chelsea have United secure in fourth and headed back to the Champions League. Now, will De Gea stick around or head back to Spain this summer?
Source: Yahoo.com
May 14 - 10:04 AM

Ashley Young has been slumping but he bounced back as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 with the winner coming from a Young assist.

Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini's performances seem to have varied together with many of the big Belgian's best performances having been assisted by Young crosses from the wing. The script was the same on Saturday as a late Ashley Young cross was headed home by Fellaini for the winning goal. Young added five tackles won, four successful crosses, two corners won, and a pass intercepted to his match-winning assist. The question facing Louis Van Gaal this summer is whether this week's match winning duo are good enough to match United's ambitions.
Source: Yahoo.com
May 14 - 9:58 AM



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