Wales will be without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey

Wales will be without star midfielder Aaron Ramsey for the upcoming international friendly matches against the likes of Netherlands.

Manager Chris Coleman says this is a great opportunity for the team to test its quality without key names. Ramsey and Gareth Bale have been the two big players for Wales. Their presence has contributed to the team performing exceptionally well and reaching the Euro 2016 well ahead of schedule. Playing at this major tournament will be a major boost for the national team and they will be hoping to capitalise on the benefit of the future generation.

Wales suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualification to the Euro 2016

Wales suffered a major setback in their hopes of qualification to the Euro 2016 after only managing a 0-0 draw against Israel at Cardiff’s millennium stadium.

Three consecutive victories appeared to have put Wales in command of the group. Belgium were seen as the main contender for Chris Coleman’s team, but they have been disappointing up until now.

Their form has significantly improved in recent matches with Belgium suffering only one defeat in the last five. Wales, meanwhile, have managed only three wins during this period. It has seen Belgium reduce the lead at the top of the table to just one point.

7 games to shape Uniteds season

What a difference a few days can make. Manchester United found themselves licking their European wounds having surrendered a one-goal lead to fluff their lines in spectacular fashion upon their return to the Champions League group stage.

As they trudged off the field in Eindhoven, following a 2-1 defeat to PSV, it was difficult to know what to expect from the Red Devils heading forward.

United need to land a trophy

The 2014/15 campaign was a case of ‘job done’ for Manchester United. After the disaster which was David Moyes’ ill-fated spell at the helm, Louis van Gaal arrived with one clear target – return the club to the Champions League at the first time of asking.

As the most decorated side in English football, the Red Devils knew they could not afford to spend more than 12 months away from Europe’s top table.

Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is confident that the club will be challenging for silverware from next season.

This was a disappointing season in terms of trophies, as United have ended up empty-handed once again. However, positivity came in the form of a return to Champions League, although they have still not yet qualified for the group stages. United are set to finish fourth in the table, which is a mammoth improvement over last season when they were outside the top six. Rooney has come on leaps and bounds this season as one of the experienced members of the squad.


Ander Herrera says he would not mind spending a lot more years playing in the Red Devils’ shirt.

Herrera, the Spanish playmaker, is having only his first stint at Manchester United this season and he appears to be very impressed with how it has gone for him so far.

Actually, when the season first started, there was a bit of hype around Herrera and he got chances to start for the team straightaway.

Wayne Rooney thinks team is benefiting from Louis van Gaal

The captain of Manchester United and of England, Wayne Rooney believes that his teammates of Manchester United have been benefiting from the winning mentality of Louis van Gaal as the Dutch coach is only happy when his team wins and this determination has affected the rest of the players in the team who are now aiming to win every single match even if that is a friendly match or the finals of a big tournament, winning is everything that Louis van Gaal wants to achieve.

Manchester United scored 3 Goals against Preston North End

Ander Herrera, MarouaneFellaini and Wayne Rooney all managed to find the back of the net as they scored goals against Preston North End in their FA Cup match which concluded with a final scoreboard of 3-1.

This victory has allowed Manchester United to advance into the next stages of the FA Cup where they will be facing off with Arsenal in the quarter-finals.