Van Gaal’s gone mad and we’re backing him

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It’s been a week of major ups and downs for the mighty Red Devils.

The last seven days have been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for Manchester United and our global network of supporters.

From sheer jubilation (due to our inevitable return to the UEFA Champions League group stages) after a 4-0 battering of Brugge in Belgium, to Premier League dissatisfaction and dismay following a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Welsh swans, Swansea City, to the confusion that has reigned supreme when it came to the ins and outs at Sir Matt Busby Way as the transfer window shut closed on Tuesday.

It’s been emotional, that’s for damn sure.

he’s already better than Henry, because Henry never played for United

When our headstrong philosophical gaffer swept his proverbial broom across the United dressing room even the most die-hard MUFC fan has been left with a few more questions than answers.

Thirty-six million big ones were spent on 19-year-old French striker, Anthony Martial from AS Monaco, which had the majority of us visiting our old friend YouTube to see what “the next Henry” brings to the table (by the way, he’s already better than Henry, because Henry never played for United).

When the greedy frogs at PSG snapped up Lucas Moura under Sir Alex Ferguson’s red nose in 2012, the former United boss stated:

“I find it quite amazing that a club can pay €45m for a 19-year-old boy.

“When somebody’s paying €45m for a 19-year-old boy you have to say the game’s gone mad.”

And mad it has gone indeed.

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Let’s give LVG our backing on this one though.

His much-discussed “philosophy” worked wonders when he championed the development of the likes Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Thomas Müller and Bastian Schweinsteiger, so why can’t it work now?

Just visualise the fanfare and praise that will be bestowed upon the French teenager (and the boss) when he buries home a last minute winner against those guys from Anfield at Old Trafford after the international break.

At 36 million pounds LVG is basically saying that this kid is even better than a certain Mr Rooney.

Speaking of Shrek’s doppelgänger, he most certainly had his European scoring boots on in that rampage on Brugge as he completed a second European hat-trick since a wondrous debut against Fenerbache 11 years ago, but his Premier League drought continues to haunt him.

“When somebody’s paying €45m for a 19-year-old boy you have to say the game’s gone mad.”

It seems that our current second best all-time goal scorer has forgotten how his left foot works – a couple of training sessions with Giggsy are definitely in order.

A few goals with England this week should do the trick as well.

Let’s all go put some moola on Wayne ending that league dry spell with a strike or two against that team that sings that silly song about walking with a guardian like a youthful schoolgirl, or something like that.

Because… well… faith will drive us home!

It certainly did when Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s boot clinched an “impossible” Treble in Barcelona in ’99!

Van Gaal will also need to reinstate our number one glove-man David De Gea between the sticks and bury the Real Madrid hatchet for now at least.

Madrid is playing the blame game with United and I’m pretty sure LVG had something like this up his sleeve the entire time.

Okay, now back to Wales where United dominated in the possession stakes versus the Swans, with 62% of the possession and 11 shots at goal (four on target).

The signs are truly there that this team can create the chances and naturally convert the chances that fall our way.

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With Rooney back in form, Memphis dazzling and Martial brushing off the pressure of a large price tag, the Reds will undoubtedly march on from here in the attacking stakes.

Let’s enjoy the breather with this international break and return with our heads clearer, a shared philosophy and a 100% certain victory over Pool!

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