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Van Gaal backs United keeper De Gea to keep improving LONDON: Louis van Gaal is adamant David de Gea can still get better despite witnessing the Manchester United goalkeeper produce a superb performance in the 2-1 Premier League win against Arsenal.The Spanish number one kept the Gunners at bay with a man-of-the-match display at the Emirates to propel United into the top four for the first time this season.De Gea made vital saves throughout to deny Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Alexis Sanchez before Olivier Giroud's stoppage-time consolation in north London.Yet, although De Gea's heroics combined with goals from Wayne Rooney and a Kieran Gibbs own goal gave United victory, Old Trafford boss van Gaal claims the best is all ahead of the 24-year-old stopper."I think they were shots from outside the 60m. I have also played and when it is outside the 60m the goalkeeper has more benefit than the player," said van Gaal."His quality is exactly ...

Lancaster tells England to beware wounded Wallabies LONDON: England coach Stuart Lancaster told his side side they should be wary of a "hurting" Australia in next weekend's November finale at Twickenham.Lancaster's men ended a run of five straight defeats with a 28-9 victory over Samoa at Twickenham on Saturday.That win for 2015 World Cup hosts England came just hours after Australia, pool rivals at next year's global showpiece tournament, went down 26-23 to Ireland in a thrilling clash in Dublin.It was Australia's ...

Pellegrini expects Toure to hit his stride after winner MANCHESTER: Manuel Pellegrini claims Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is finally rediscovering the form that made him one of the Premier League's most dominant players last season.Ivory Coast international Toure scored the winner as City beat Swansea 2-1 at Eastlands on Saturday to remain within eight points of leaders Chelsea and also silence some of the criticism he has received for his indifferent form this season.It was only Toure's fourth goal of a campaign marred ...

Chelsea 'beautiful' but unique, says Mourinho LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes it is too early to compare his current side with his title-winning teams of the past despite a record-breaking start to the Premier League campaign.Saturday's comfortable 2-0 victory at home to 10-man West Bromwich Albion extended the London club's lead at the head of the table to seven points.A return of 32 points from the opening 12 games marks the club's best ever start to a season, surpassing the ...

Saint-Andre worried about French stamina PARIS: France coach Philippe Saint-Andre admitted he is worried about his team's ability to play successive tough matches just 10 months out from the World Cup in England.Having beaten Fiji 40-15 two weeks ago and turned over Australia 29-26 last week, France failed to see out their November tests with a win as Argentina came away from the Stade de France in Paris with an 18-13 success.It was their first win over the French in ...

We want to be 'right dog' for World Cup repeat: Hansen CARDIFF: New Zealand coach Steve Hansen has clearly marked his team's challenge after again dominating world rugby in 2014: winning an unprecedented back-to-back World Cup in 2015.After crashing out in a shock defeat by France in the quarter-finals in 2007, the All Blacks stormed to World Cup glory on home soil in 2011.Since then, they have been in awesome form, this season only losing one match, by two points, to the Springboks after having already ...

O'Connell wary of raising Irish World Cup expectations DUBLIN: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell insists that past, bitter experiences mean that their first double over South Africa and Australia since 2006 does not necessarily guarantee a successful World Cup.The 35-year-old lock, named man of the match after the thrilling 26-23 victory over the Wallabies, was part of the team that in 2007 went on to lose the Six Nations title on points difference and then experience a nightmare of a World Cup campaign having ...


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WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
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