Manchester United punished Steven Gerrard`s moment of madness as Juan Mata`s double secured a vital 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea reestablished their stranglehold on the Premier League title race with a 3-2 victory at Hull on Sunday.
Louis van Gaal will need to get all his tactical experience in shape as Manchester United step in a crucial journey ahead with a tough set of fixtures in the Premier League showdown. After the team's exit in the FA Cup quarters against rivals Arsenal at Old Trafford on Monday, United's only solace lie in a top four finish in the EPL.
Angel Di Maria, whose form has declined since his British record transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United, can still play an important role in his side`s quest for success this season, according to assistant manager Ryan Giggs.
A former Barcelona player and coach has claimed that Real Madrid sold Angel Di Maria to Manchester United not because of the 59.7 million-pound transfer fee, but because the Argentine was too ugly for Florentino Perez's Galacticos.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has no doubts that Angel Di Maria can continue to play for the club despite the Argentine`s fears for the safety of his family after an attempted break-in at his home.
Manchester United`s Radamel Falcao may have hoped for a crumb of comfort from his manager Louis van Gaal, but was instead told on Friday to prove himself or get used to a supporting role at Old Trafford.