Breaking away from tradition, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has decided to give his players a break on Christmas Day. Traditionally, under Sir Alex Ferguson and then under David Moyes, December 25 was a working day for all the players.
Manchester United youth sensation Adnan Januzaj could head out of the club on loan in the upcoming January transfer market. Januzaj who burst into first team football scene for the club last season under former manager David Moyes, has been used scarcely this term by new boss Louis van Gaal.
Jose Mourinho's Chelsea starts off with a difficult away tie against Stoke City at the Britannia stadium on Monday. And from there on they face tricky three fixtures up to New year's day, as the period looks to be very important for the London giants in the title race.
Spanish striker David Silva has backed Manchester City to put pressure on current Premier League leaders Chelsea after removing Jose Mourinho's men's lead over the past month, and has also warned the Londoners that they could slip up at Stoke City in Monday's encounter.