Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal has certainly got the results going his way at present, but his ‘long-ball’ tactics aren’t winning any praise from anyone – not even club legend Paul Scholes, who has admitted his unhappiness with the Dutchman’s tactics in a column for the Independent.
Since leaving the club, Scholes has made an excellent pundit and columnist for several of the countries biggest media outlets, but this latest piece certainly won’t please Van Gaal.
One of Scholes’ paragraphs read:
“It does not give me any pleasure to say that at the moment I am struggling to watch Louis van Gaal’s team with any great enjoyment. They beat Burnley on Wednesday night but it was Burnley who had by far the best of the first half. At times, United’s football is miserable. To beat opposing teams you have to attack, and to attack you have to take risks. Too few of the players in the current team are prepared to take those risks.”
The worrying thing is, he’s right. This is just one of many paragraphs in which the former United player makes very valid points about United at the moment, and Louis van Gaal will have to change that in the not too distant future.
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