Van Gaal Man United fans won’t be booing now

Louis van Gaal claims the Man United fans who booed his substitution will have changed their minds now.

There were very audible protests against Anthony Martial’s withdrawal for Marouane Fellaini in the 66th minute of United’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow – leaving more questions than answers – but Wayne Rooney went on to win the game 1-0 with a 79th-minute header.

Asked if he had heard the booing, Van Gaal said: “I’m not deaf. Of course I heard that. That is the opinion of the fans, afterwards they shall not be disappointed with the decision of the manager.

“I’m very happy because I put Rooney again in the striker’s position and he scored.”

The Dutchman declared himself happy with United’s performance as they mustered five shots on target against the Russians, after producing just one against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

“Of course it is a relief because you have dortmund soccer jersey seen an attacking Manchester United team creating lots of chances against an organised team. It is always difficult to score goals,” said Van Gaal.

“We had to wait a long time. We controlled the match for 89 minutes and for one minute we didn’t control it. We could have been defeated again. If they had scored then I would be sitting here very differently. But we deserved, totally, to win so I am relieved but I am also proud. It is not so easy.

“Also, in the golden years of Manchester United I have read they never won against a Russian team at home. Everybody replica soccer jersey thinks it is easy but it is not easy. It is not easy for one club to win in the Champions League.”

Luiz Adriano Douglas Costa never stops training!

The Brazilian striker revealed his former Shakhtar Donetsk team-mate’s hard work and indicated that new opportunities with the Brazil national team will arrive soon

EXCLUSIVE   By Gabriel Pazini 

AC Milan striker Luiz Adriano has revealed that former Shakhtar Donetsk team-mate Douglas Costa never stops training, continuing until midnight both in Ukraine and at new club Bayern Munich.  

The pair enjoyed a fruitful spell together at Shakhtar before both moved on in the previous transfer window and the Milan striker has now praised the Bayern forward’s voracious work ethic. 

"In addition to the normal trainings we did at Shakhtar, he had a physical coach and he always worked more after practices," the Brazilian striker told Goal in an exclusive interview.

"Sometimes, even during the cold weather in Ukraine, especially at

barcelona soccer jersey night, he kept practicing. He practiced during the night, until midnight."

Luiz Adriano also indicated that Costa has continued his hard work at Bayern, suggesting that his performances in the Bundesliga are a direct result of his previous exertions.

"I know that he still works, I know that in Bayern he still does this," the Milan forward continued.

"No wonder he is having this great moment, showing all of this in Bayern. He is reaping everything that he sowed from back then.

"And this, along with the huge quality that he already

real madrid soccer jersey has and his speed, makes all the difference. This is helping him to conquer his space inside Bayern and in the Brazilian National Team."

The former Shakhtar striker also has his eye on forcing his way into the Brazilian national team, praising the manager Dunga and the progress that the side have made since the 2014 World Cup.

"I think that the way I’ve been working in Milan, new opportunities will appear within the Brazilian national team," he continued.

"I like very much the work of coach Dunga. I think that he is doing a great job in the Brazilian national team and I have to keep me this way to have new opportunities."

Cesc Fabregas Pep Guardiola wants Premier League

The former Barcelona playmaker is adamant that his former boss will work in England and admitted that Chelsea are getting things wrong this season

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is eager to manage in the Premier League, according to former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

The pair worked together during Guardiola’s final season at Camp Nou, after Fabregas returned to the club from Arsenal.

Guardiola has since thrived in charge of Bayern Munich but, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season, he has

roma soccer jersey been linked with the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea.

While talks over a new Bayern deal for Guardiola are due to be held next month, Fabregas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero: "I have absolutely no

cruz azul soccer jersey doubt that Pep will test himself in the Premier League.

"I have spoken to him in the past and I know that he likes it a lot."

Chelsea midfielder Fabregas has endured a difficult season at club level – the champions are languishing in 16th place after seven Premier League defeats in 12 matches so far this term.

"Things are not going well in the league," he said.

"Last season we lost four games in the entire season and this season I have practically lost count.

"Clearly we are doing something very wrong. This year the physical level of the Premier League is brutal and if you are not right for a game the opposition can steamroll you.

"It is happening to us at the moment. You face a team that last season you practically knew that you would beat and this year it is more difficult."

CHEAP SOCCER UNIFORMS Colorado’s Cummings nearly back at full strength, in form_1

Colorado’s Cummings nearly back at full strength, in form omar cummings is nearing full strength for the colorado rapids Photo Credit: Getty Images

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – When Omar Cummings came on in the 67th minute of the Colorado Rapids’ 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders last Saturday, it provided a glimmer of hope for the team’s injury-bitten strike force.

Cummings scored his first goal in nearly three months Saturday, volleying in Luis Zapata’s cross in the 79th minute.

Seven minutes later, Cummings seemed to have added a second on a nifty back heel. But the goal to be ruled offside.

WATCH: Cummings finishes coolly vs. Sounders

thailand soccer jersey American Exports- Clark trying to latch on with Stabaek_1

American Exports: Clark trying to latch on with Stabaek Ricardo Clark with Eintracht Frankfurt Photo Credit: Courtesy of Alemannia Aachen

AMSTERDAM — Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ricardo Clark reports all is going well on his trial with Tippeligaen side Stabæk, who are interested in signing the US international on a season-long loan.

The 29-year-old arrived at Stabæk’s La Manga preseason camp on Saturday and worked a 2-0 win over Spanish fourth-tier side Deportivo Minera on Monday. On Wednesday, Clark is slated to go the distance in a friendly against La Liga giants Valencia.

"It’s been going good," Clark told MLSsoccer.com from Spain. "I’ve been training with the team a couple of days and doing some tests."

Clark, whose contract with Eintracht runs until the summer of 2013, has worked just one league contest for the current 2.Bundesliga leaders this term. He went all 90 minutes in their second game of the season, a 1-1 draw in late July against fellow promotion favorites St. Pauli, and has dressed for the club only three times since.

GERMAN SOCCER JERSEYS The American soccer legend says he was dealing with depression when he took his sabbatical from soccer.

The American soccer legend says he was dealing with depression when he took his sabbatical from soccer.

Landon Donovan has acknowledged he was suffering from depression when he took a four-month sabbatical from soccer, referring to mental health as a "very big issue" in the United States.

In an interview with ESPN, Donovan explained the rationale behind his decision to step away from the LA Galaxy and U.S. national team from December 2012 to March 2013.

"I was burnt out and getting up and going to training every day was really weighing on me," Donovan told ESPN. "I never wanted it to be that way. I think a lot of players, a lot of athletes feel that way at times. I think they're scared to say it because it shows perceived weakness.

"It shows your coach that you're not completely committed like all coaches want. It shows that you're human, and sometimes people don't like to see that. But I realized that if I stayed on that path, it was just going to get worse and worse. I didn't want that. I didn't want to live my life that way.

"I think we have a very big issue with mental health in our country, and I think it's very much under-publicized. I think people aren't aware of it themselves. They don't have compassion toward it. I think it's a big issue in our country, probably in the world. It would be nice to see some of that change."

Donovan missed three MLS matches and three World Cup qualifiers during his sabbatical. After U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann had Donovan play his way back into the team with a second-string Gold Cup squad that summer, the USA's all-time leading scorer ultimately was left off the 23-man roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In the aftermath of Donovan's snub, Klinsmann's son posted a tweet that seemingly mocked the 32-year-old.

Ahead of Donovan's national team finale Friday against Ecuador in East Hartford, Connecticut, Klinsmann said: “I’m looking at Landon always and I wish, in a certain way, he could have done a bit more here and a bit more there."

"I didn't perceive [the relationship with Klinsmann] as tense," Donovan said. "Obviously there are two sides. I came back and felt good about where I was, and certainly my decision [to go on sabattical] didn't sit well with a lot of people. But I felt it was necessary and I felt good when I came back. I've never actually felt, even until the moment he said, 'You're not going to Brazil,' I never got the impression there was tension.

"I've always been honest. I assume that he's been honest with me, and it sort of felt that way. Now, certainly some actions might say that there was tension there, certainly the tweet by his son made me think twice about whether he was honest or whether there was tension there."

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GERMAN SOCCER JERSEYS The home side was unable to make up for its heavy defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, suffering a frustrating draw.

The home side was unable to make up for its heavy defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League, suffering a frustrating draw.

Liverpool spurned the chance to end a difficult few days with a win as the Reds were held to a 0-0 Premier League draw by Hull City on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers' side was convincingly beaten by Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, with Mario Balotelli's performance and halftime shirt swap causing controversy.

However, Rodgers kept faith with the Italian for Saturday's Premier League clash at Anfield and the former Milan striker went close twice in the second half – incredibly hitting an effort straight at Eldin Jaukopovic from five yards with the last kick of the game.

Liverpool's attacking ranks looked disjointed at times as it missed out on the chance to record a third consecutive top-flight victory, although the team's first clean sheet at Anfield since March will serve as a small positive.

Steve Bruce's side is now three unbeaten on the road after a solid defensive showing stifled the hosts, adding to last weekend's point picked up at Arsenal.

Robbie Brady – replacing the injured Andrew Robertson at left wingback – struggled to get to grips with Raheem Sterling early on and the former Manchester United trainee was perhaps fortunate to see the England man pulled up for hand ball after bundling him over in the penalty area.

Dejan Lovren's header was then kept out by Ahmed Elmohamady on the line after nine minutes before Balotelli was denied by Jakupovic from a narrow angle, though Hull's third-choice goalkeeper, making a rare outing due to injuries to Allan McGregor and Steve Harper, was rarely tested.

Having sat deep for much of the half, Hull found its feet just before the interval with Jake Livermore bringing a save out of Simon Mignolet after good work from Hatem Ben Arfa on the right before a fierce Tom Huddlestone volley deflected just wide off Martin Skrtel.

Liverpool dominated after the break and Balotelli looked set to register his first league goal for the club just after the hour but an acrobatic clearance from Brady kept the scores level and Sterling's firm effort on the rebound was gathered comfortably by Jakupovic.

The frustration continued for Liverpool and Balotelli as a third penalty shout was waved away after a clumsy challenge from Alex Bruce before the Italian spurned the final chance of the game. 

Substitute Coutinho crossed after good work down the left and Balotelli could only hit his effort at the goalkeeper as Hull clung on for a point.