Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 11:39:17 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Schneiderlin hopes for end to Man Utd drought

By AFP, London
03rd-Nov-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »


Manchester United's goal-shy players tackle CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in the Champions League on Tuesday determined to end a goal drought that now stretches to 295 minutes.
Since Anthony Martial's diving header earned United a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture two weeks ago, Louis van Gaal's side have registered successive 0-0 draws against Manchester City, second-tier Middlesbrough, who beat them on penalties in the League Cup, and Crystal Palace.
It is the first time since 2005 that United have gone three games without scoring, which Van Gaal admits is a "big concern", and Morgan Schneiderlin has urged his team-mates not to allow the issue to become a fixation.
"It's frustrating when you don't win games," the French midfielder told MUTV.
"We have the players to score goals and we will score goals. It's not a worry for me. We've had the chances and sometimes it's just a matter of taking the time to make a good choice.
"It will come if we keep believing. We will keep clean sheets, that's not a problem, and we will win games, but we need to make sure it comes quickly."
United's latest stalemate saw them held by Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday, where the visitors mustered just a single shot on target.
United's drop in productivity has coincided with Van Gaal's decision to move Martial, the Premier League's Player of the Month for September, to the left flank and utilise Wayne Rooney as a lone striker.
Rooney's dismal form has prompted calls for the United captain to be either dropped or withdrawn to a number 10 role and Van Gaal's tweak in the latter stages at Palace, when Martial went up front and Rooney moved out to the left, suggests the Dutchman may be thinking along similar lines.
Whichever attacking configuration he settles on, Van Gaal will hope it enables his team to register a first ever home victory against Russian opposition.
- Tosic cautious -
United drew 3-3 with CSKA when the sides first met at Old Trafford in November 2009 and their two previous home games against Russian teams ended in draws -- 0-0 against Torpedo Moscow in 1992, 2-2 against Rotor Volgograd in 1995 -- that led to early exits from the UEFA Cup.
In total, United have won only one of their eight matches against Russian teams and with the two sides level on four points in Group B, two points below leaders Wolfsburg and just a point above fourth-place PSV Eindhoven, it is a statistic they will be eager to improve on.
CSKA geared up for the trip to northwest England by beating struggling Ufa 2-0 on Saturday to preserve their unbeaten record in the Russian Premier League, which they lead by nine points.
But victory came at the cost of a muscular injury to Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia, scourge of Manchester City in last season's group phase, who was substituted at half-time and is now a doubt for Tuesday's game.
Playmaker Roman Eremenko is also doubtful, while full-back Vasily Berezutsky has been ruled out with a thigh problem.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Sports »

Law leaving West Indies to coach Middlesex


Stuart Law is leaving his role as West Indies head coach to take over at Middlesex from next season, the English county announced on Monday.The former Australia batsman has signed a four-year deal and will begin duties in January following West Indies' tours of India and Bangladesh."It is a great ...

Editorial »

The audacity of Myanmar is only can be answered by an united int`l community


MYANMAR'S powerful army chief says the United Nations has no right to interfere in his country's sovereignty, a week after UN investigators called for him and other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against the Rohingya. Min Aung Hlaing's comments to an army newspaper were his first public reaction ...

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Barrister Moudud Ahmed, among others, at a youth rally organised by Jatiyatabadi Projanmo '71 at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday demanding release of BNP Chief Begum Khaleda Zia and election under impartial caretaker government.


Business & Economy »

DORP Founder Nouman attends 3rd World Congress in USA


Business Desk :AHM Nouman the Gusi Peace Prize International Laureate and Founder of Development Organization of the Rural Poor (DORP) will attend the 3rd world congress on Mother and Neonatal Nursing Care in Chicago, USA. The two-day long congress will be held on September 26-27, 2018, says a media release. ...

International »

After N Korea, Trump targets Iran with `maximum pressure`


AFP, United Nations :One year after mobilizing the international community against North Korea, Donald Trump is trying to force another arch enemy to the negotiating table by targeting Iran with a similar campaign of "maximum pressure."But if North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has seen his standing with the US ...

International »

US Judge may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump


Reuters, Los Angeles: President Donald Trump likely had a free-speech right to make a Twitter comment disputing allegations by adult film actress Stormy Daniels, a federal judge said on Monday, indicating he was inclined to dismiss her defamation lawsuit against Trump.Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who has ...

Entertainment »

Ekta Kapoor`s mantra in selecting platforms for content!


Touted as content czarina, Ekta Kapoor is undoubtedly the only female producer who has carved her niche in the industry with utmost excellence. Ekta Kapoor is currently riding high as she is juggling between multiple projects across various mediums. Ekta has set a benchmark when it comes to daily soaps. ...

Editorial »

Maldives' people reject authoritarian rule and voted for democracy


MALDIVES strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday, according to the international media. Mr Yameen congratulated Solih and said, "I know I have to step down now."  The Election Commission said voter ...

Cricket »

'Rashid is best but not unplayable' says Mahmudullah


Mahmudullah Riyad sorted out a vigorous 74 against Afghanistan rescuing Bangladesh from a plausible downfall.Mahmudullah Riyad and Imrul Kayes stood tall in the middle when the team was languishing losing all five in the top order in a score of 87 on the board. The duo added 128 runs in ...

International »

Thousands attend funeral for Iran attack dead


AFP :Tens of thousands of mourners attended a funeral on Monday in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz for soldiers and civilians killed in an attack on a military parade.Four militants attacked the Saturday parade marking the start of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, spraying the crowd with gunfire and killing ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing a reception accorded to her by the expatriate Bangladeshis at a hotel in New York on Sunday.


Entertainment »

Mehazabien, Apurba in Puja special play


Sheikh Arif Bulbon :Popular pair of the small screen of present time Mehazabien Chowdhury and Ziaul Faruk Apurba worked together in a special play of Durga Puja for the first time. Title of the play is Priyo Tumi. Directed by Mahmudur Rahman Himi story of the play is written by ...

Editorial »

Attack on Iran`s elite guards


IRANIAN Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. Khamenei ordered security forces to bring to justice those responsible for one of the ...

Sports »

Bertens defeats Tomljanovic to secure Korea Open win


AFP, Seoul :Kiki Bertens defeated Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic in the Korea Open final on Sunday, securing her third WTA Tour singles title of the season to continue her career-best year.The second-seeded Bertens came back from break down in the deciding set to defeat the Australian in two hours and 22 ...

International »

World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism


AP, United Nations :With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming - and also ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news