Louis van Gaal has claimed that Manchester United are better than they were last year, because they got further in the Capital One Cup than they did last season. Of course, he's talking total rubbish, as ever. That's fine if you're winning, but when the football is boring, the defence is useless, the problem with injuries isn't being resolved and the captain is currently 'injured' for some reason, then you look like a fool. That's in the Mirror.
The Daily Mail have a piece which discusses the injury crisis at United, which means that United might have a back four against Bournemouth of Guillermo Varela, Paddy McNair, Daley Blind and Ashley Young, or possibly Cameron Borthwick-Jackson. It's entirely conceivable United won't win another match in 2015
This, in the Telegraph, says that United conceded goals because they were too attacking. If you'd like to explain to me how conceding from two set pieces has anything to do with attacking, that'd be great.
On ESPNFC, Andy Mitten has said that United deserved to go out. True. Not because of last night, but because of the way they abandoned ambition much earlier in the group.
And in the Manchester Evening News, Neymar has been linked with a £150 million move. Presumably Van Gaal would use him as a wing-back.