St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Man Utd

Wednesday, 04 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 2 - 0 S'land

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Meulensteen not coming back

Rene Meulensteen says there is no chance of him returning to Manchester United as part of fellow Dutchman Louis van Gaal’s coaching team at Old Trafford.

Last Updated: 11/06/14 at 09:04 Post Comment

Rene Meulensteen: Not returning to Manchester United

Rene Meulensteen: Not returning to Manchester United

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Meulensteen spent 11 years at United, working as a youth-team coach under Sir Alex Ferguson and later as first-team coach following Carlos Quieroz’s departure from the club to manage Real Madrid in 2008.

The 50-year-old left the club when David Moyes replaced Ferguson last year and has quashed speculation he could return when van Gaal takes over after this summer’s World Cup.  

“No, no, no, no that’s not going to happen,” Meulensteen told Sky Sports.  “I do know him (van Gaal). I have not spoken to him but I do know that he is going to add one of his own people to his staff in that respect.

“There is no Rene Meulensteen going back to United.”

Meulensteen believes his compatriot faces a major task in overhauling the existing Manchester United squad in order to fulfil his objective of returning the club to the summit of the Premier League.

“He’s been given the task to sort of rebuild United from two perspectives basically,” Meulensteen said.

“Obviously he has to have a look at the team and see what’s left with obviously Vidic leaving, Rio Ferdinand leaving and one or two others. He needs to have a good look at that.

“Maybe there will be a few younger players coming through and the ones he wants to bring to really, really strengthen the squad to make sure he can have the best possible push to go and win.

“That is 100 per cent without a shadow of a doubt the objective. Louis Van Gaal will only come back to push to win the Premier League and that is at the same time where the danger lies because you need to be up to speed with the quality of the squad to be able to do that.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mauricio Pochettino proud of Tottenham players despite Capital One Cup loss

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said he was proud of his players despite losing to Chelsea in the Capital One Cup final.

Jose Mourinho hails players for adapting to gameplan in Capital One Cup success

Jose Mourinho hailed his players for adapting to his gameplan after Chelsea’s Capital One Cup final success against Spurs.

John Terry targets more Chelsea trophies after Capital One Cup success

John Terry says Chelsea's "massive" Capital One Cup final win over Tottenham could be the start of something special.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company