Manchester United’s annual Player of the Year ceremony took place last night, and it was a totally different Louis van Gaal ending proceedings this time around. Cast you’re mind back twelve months, when the Dutchman drunkenly shouted the phrase ‘we will go for it’.
This year the Iron Tulip has been under fire from the off, and rightly so. Now he has hit back, stating that Manchester United’s expectations are too high…
“We are in a period of transition. It is not so easy,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying by the BBC.
“We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world. Expectations are too high.”
Quotes like this really aren’t going to endear him to the Manchester United fans. Yes, the Red Devils are one of the biggest clubs in the world, and Louis van Gaal knew that when he took the job on.
We were all happy when he did exactly what was required of him by finishing in the top four last time around, but this year, the football on display has been turgid and defensive – and for large parts of the season we’ve looked toothless. Thats all down to him, and you feel there was a real chance for him this season, especially with Chelsea dropping off the pace early.