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Van Gaal 'not shocked' by MK Dons thrashing

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says he is "not shocked" by his side's 4-0 thrashing at the hands of MK Dons in last night's Capital One Cup.

Louis Van Gaal is yet to record a competitive win with United.
Louis Van Gaal is yet to record a competitive win with United. Credit: Reuters

"We made errors in building up situations in the first phase, and when you make errors like that you give the match away," the former Dutch national team coach said.

Van Gaal is without a win in three games as the club's new boss but says building a new team "takes time".

He added that new British record signing Angel Di Maria should improve the team but will need time to "adapt to our culture, our philosophy".

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A horrible night for Manchester United

by - Sports Correspondent

We should stress that Louis van Gaal put out a second string Manchester United 11 this evening, but even so, this was a horrible night for them.

One wonders whether or not Di Maria is actually going to improve this team that much. They possibly need even more players than just Angel Di Maria - I know the manager wants two more before the transfer window shuts at the end of the weekend.

But it is incredible what has happened to this team.

Manchester United crash out of the Capital One Cup

Manchester United crashed out of the Capital One Cup losing 4-0 to lowly Milton Keynes Dons on the night they broke the British transfer record.

Millton Keynes Dons' Will Grigg scores 2nd goal against Manchester United.
Millton Keynes Dons' Will Grigg scores 2nd goal against Manchester United. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Shortly after they announced the £59.7 million signing of Argentina star Angel Di Maria, the Red Devils were thrashed by the League One side.

Both Will Grigg and Benik Afobe scored a brace against a young side fielded by Louis Van Gaal.

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Angel Di Maria 'absolutely delighted' to join Man Utd

Angel Di Maria said he was "absolutely delighted" to be joining Manchester United after his record transfer to the club.

Angel Di Maria said he was 'delighted' to join Manchester United.
Angel Di Maria said he was 'delighted' to join Manchester United. Credit: Manchester United

The Argentina international said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for."

Di Maria joined Manchester United from Real Madrid for £59.7 million.

Di Maria completes British record transfer to Man U

Manchester United have broken the British transfer record to sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for £59.7 million.

Angel Di Maria starred for Argentina at the Brazil World Cup.
Angel Di Maria starred for Argentina at the Brazil World Cup. Credit: PA

The 26-year-old passed a medical on Tuesday morning having agreed a long-term contract.

The record signing takes Manchester United's spending past £132 million as they seek an immediate return to the Champions League.

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Di Maria made 133 appearances for Real Madrid during his four-year spell, winning the Champions League?, La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

The winger will not be involved in United's League Cup match against MK Dons on Tuesday evening, but could make Louis Van Gaal's squad for Saturday's Premier League game at Burnley.

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Manchester United name Rooney as captain

Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United captain by manager Louis van Gaal, the club have announced.

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Van Gaal on Rooney: "Wayne has shown a great attitude... I believe he will put his heart and soul into his captaincy role." #mufc

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Wayne Rooney on the captaincy: "It is a huge honour [and] a role I will perform with great pride." #mufc

David Moyes cleared after wine bar assault claim

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes will face no action over an alleged altercation in a Lancashire wine bar, police have announced.

Moyes spoke to officers voluntarily after 23-year-old builder Josh Gillibrand claimed he was assaulted at the Emporium bar in Clitheroe in May.

David Moyes
David Moyes was sacked by Manchester United in April. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Witnesses reported Moyes, who had been sacked by Manchester United the previous month, was abused by a drunken group of young men shortly before he entered the bar.

Mr Gillibrand denied that he or his friend were involved.

Lancashire Police today confirmed no further action will be taken against any party.

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