Getting ready for Everton.

"We’ve not had a lot of positivity this season. It will be important to go into the summer to send our fans home, the players and the manager home with the knowledge we’ve finished the season strongly. That’s the aim and the challenge."
"When you get to this stage of the season, it’s been quite foreign for this group and this football club, to be out of all the competitions and not challenging for a trophy. There is a really empty feeling and there is an empty feeling in my belly."
"When I joined in the summer I thought we’d be challenging for trophies and this group of players is used to winning trophies and medals and parading around the pitch after the last game of the season with the championship, European Cup or FA Cup. That is where the emptiness comes from and it will stay with us until we win the Premier League back again or the FA Cup or the Capital One Cup or the European Cup."
"That’s what this club is all about - winning trophies. It’s not about finishing second, third or fourth and qualifying for the Champions League. We have to win leagues and have to win trophies. The boss knows that and that is what he wants to do himself."
"We believe we can win all our matches and all we can control is our own destiny. It means we need to win five out of five and finish the season with a bang. We’ve not consistently produced throughout the rest of the season so that’s the aim and the challenge we have set the players."
- Phil Neville

"We’ve not had a lot of positivity this season. It will be important to go into the summer to send our fans home, the players and the manager home with the knowledge we’ve finished the season strongly. That’s the aim and the challenge."

"When you get to this stage of the season, it’s been quite foreign for this group and this football club, to be out of all the competitions and not challenging for a trophy. There is a really empty feeling and there is an empty feeling in my belly."

"When I joined in the summer I thought we’d be challenging for trophies and this group of players is used to winning trophies and medals and parading around the pitch after the last game of the season with the championship, European Cup or FA Cup. That is where the emptiness comes from and it will stay with us until we win the Premier League back again or the FA Cup or the Capital One Cup or the European Cup."

"That’s what this club is all about - winning trophies. It’s not about finishing second, third or fourth and qualifying for the Champions League. We have to win leagues and have to win trophies. The boss knows that and that is what he wants to do himself."

"We believe we can win all our matches and all we can control is our own destiny. It means we need to win five out of five and finish the season with a bang. We’ve not consistently produced throughout the rest of the season so that’s the aim and the challenge we have set the players."

- Phil Neville

Phil Jones:
"He’s been a massive part of my development at Manchester United. He’s been a big influence on my career and he has always helped me along the way. When I’ve played alongside him, he has been a great teacher and someone who I look up to and admire."
Chris Smalling:
"Nemanja has been here a long time and produced so many great performances and won a lot of trophies. He’s set the benchmark in terms of being a real defensive force and, although it won’t be easy, we’ll do our very best to fill that void."
"One thing he has always told me is ‘defend first’. When you’re defending, it’s always nice to clear a ball by playing it out with a nice pass or set us away on an attack, but at the end of the day you’re a defender and your job, first and foremost, is to defend. Therefore, you have to stop whoever you’re playing against, no matter what. I’ll always remember that."

Phil Jones:

"He’s been a massive part of my development at Manchester United. He’s been a big influence on my career and he has always helped me along the way. When I’ve played alongside him, he has been a great teacher and someone who I look up to and admire."

Chris Smalling:

"Nemanja has been here a long time and produced so many great performances and won a lot of trophies. He’s set the benchmark in terms of being a real defensive force and, although it won’t be easy, we’ll do our very best to fill that void."

"One thing he has always told me is ‘defend first’. When you’re defending, it’s always nice to clear a ball by playing it out with a nice pass or set us away on an attack, but at the end of the day you’re a defender and your job, first and foremost, is to defend. Therefore, you have to stop whoever you’re playing against, no matter what. I’ll always remember that."

"Growing up at United, Ryan Giggs is my hero. He is one of those flair players that excites fans. I like players who run at people and dribbling is one of my main attributes. People love to see it - you have to get the supporters out of their seats."
- Jesse Lingard

"Growing up at United, Ryan Giggs is my hero. He is one of those flair players that excites fans. I like players who run at people and dribbling is one of my main attributes. People love to see it - you have to get the supporters out of their seats."

- Jesse Lingard

Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata opened a new cancer treatment centre complete with a state-of-the-art gym at The Christie hospital.

Wayne Rooney:

"I’ve been coming down here quite a lot over the last few years and today I’ve seen a few patients that I’ve met before. I think it’s really important for them to have a distraction, something to do which they enjoy and which can take their minds off what they’re going through. It’s great for them to have this gym open."

Juan Mata:

"It’s a good gym and I think it’s important for them (the patients) that they won’t have to move between buildings to exercise. It’s a very tough moment in their lives for them but I think with the new facilities here - like the gym, the chill-out area and the music room - they have everything they need to be a little bit happier."

Former Manchester United  full-back Frank Kopel has passed away on Thursday, 17 April, at the age of 65.

Former Manchester United  full-back Frank Kopel has passed away on Thursday, 17 April, at the age of 65.

"I’m really happy to receive the award and especially grateful to the fans who voted for me. I always feel their support is very close and that’s very important to me. So thanks to everyone."
- David de Gea on winning the Player of the Month award

"I’m really happy to receive the award and especially grateful to the fans who voted for me. I always feel their support is very close and that’s very important to me. So thanks to everyone."

- David de Gea on winning the Player of the Month award

"I like Juan Mata a lot. I must admit I admired him the very first time I saw him play on television, but I did not think we would have the opportunity to sign him. He is a fantastic player already but could go on to become a great one. I’m sure that’s his aim. In the coming months and years, he will get the opportunity to score and make more goals because he is simply first class. You can already see how much he loves being here and he is a very nice man to go with it."
- Sir Bobby Charlton

"I like Juan Mata a lot. I must admit I admired him the very first time I saw him play on television, but I did not think we would have the opportunity to sign him. He is a fantastic player already but could go on to become a great one. I’m sure that’s his aim. In the coming months and years, he will get the opportunity to score and make more goals because he is simply first class. You can already see how much he loves being here and he is a very nice man to go with it."

- Sir Bobby Charlton

Hannah Clarke: I saw you looking around the Manchester United museum recently - how impressed were you with what you saw?
Juan Mata: Everyone knows about the history of this club but it’s only when you see it properly and see the trophies that you realise how astonishing it is. For me, it’s always been good to know about the history of your club and I think this one has the best history in the country.

Hannah Clarke: I saw you looking around the Manchester United museum recently - how impressed were you with what you saw?

Juan Mata: Everyone knows about the history of this club but it’s only when you see it properly and see the trophies that you realise how astonishing it is. For me, it’s always been good to know about the history of your club and I think this one has the best history in the country.

Neeraj Chawla: You’ve settled into life now at Old Trafford, but how did it feel to step out at our stadium as a United player for the very first time?
Juan Mata: There were so many feelings. It’s difficult to explain them with words. I played, I felt happy, we won (against Cardiff City) and I felt the love from the crowd. It was an amazing day with lots of emotions and I’ll always remember it.

Neeraj Chawla: You’ve settled into life now at Old Trafford, but how did it feel to step out at our stadium as a United player for the very first time?

Juan Mata: There were so many feelings. It’s difficult to explain them with words. I played, I felt happy, we won (against Cardiff City) and I felt the love from the crowd. It was an amazing day with lots of emotions and I’ll always remember it.

"To me, this award (Player of the Month for March) represents David De Gea’s progress throughout this season as much as it does his performances in March specifically. I must say, he has gone up another notch this season. He’s taken his game to another level and it’s been great to watch him develop at United."
"David made a fantastic double save against Olympiacos that really stood out last month. Sometimes you think he’s a bit unorthodox by making saves with his feet, but more goalkeepers are starting to do it these days and it works for him, so why change it? He’s done it before and he did it memorably against Real Madrid last season."
"It’s interesting to see how well he has done this season when you consider that the back four in front of him has rarely been the same on a game-by-game basis. He’s done very well to organise the four in front of him and still keep a record number of clean sheets."
"I pay close attention to him during matches and he is communicating a lot with his back four - that means a lot to the defence. He’s commanding his area too, and that shows you the development he has made. His handling of the ball is excellent and he commands that six-yard box brilliantly, and that’s the great thing he has brought into his game."
- Alex Stepney

"To me, this award (Player of the Month for March) represents David De Gea’s progress throughout this season as much as it does his performances in March specifically. I must say, he has gone up another notch this season. He’s taken his game to another level and it’s been great to watch him develop at United."

"David made a fantastic double save against Olympiacos that really stood out last month. Sometimes you think he’s a bit unorthodox by making saves with his feet, but more goalkeepers are starting to do it these days and it works for him, so why change it? He’s done it before and he did it memorably against Real Madrid last season."

"It’s interesting to see how well he has done this season when you consider that the back four in front of him has rarely been the same on a game-by-game basis. He’s done very well to organise the four in front of him and still keep a record number of clean sheets."

"I pay close attention to him during matches and he is communicating a lot with his back four - that means a lot to the defence. He’s commanding his area too, and that shows you the development he has made. His handling of the ball is excellent and he commands that six-yard box brilliantly, and that’s the great thing he has brought into his game."

- Alex Stepney

David de Gea has been named Manchester United’s Player of the Month for March 2014.

Wayne Rooney’s long-range strike at West Ham United has won the Goal of the Month for March 2014.


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