One of the things that Louis van Gaal has consistently been critiqued is for the methods or playing style that he has been implementing in Old Trafford which essentially consisted on siting back and being defensive with a slow paced rhythm. The vast majority of Manchester United’s results finish in either 1-0 or draws.
It’s been a very long time since Manchester United has claimed an overwhelmingly convincing victory as most of their triumphs are snatched by the minimum amount of goals and even when they do manage to come out on top with the victory, it always seems like United struggle even in their triumphs.
Louis van Gaal has recently stated that there are certain occasions when even he felt bored watching his team play on a few matches as the Dutch coach told the media: “There are matches that I have enjoyed and there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganizing our opponent’s defence but that is football.At this moment we have a lack of creativity and you can see that but they have done it played well in the past so they can do it.”
For a club that routinely spends millions of pounds in upgrading their team and signing top class players, playing with a such a defensive and fairly dull style is something that has disappointed the supporters of the Premier League club as they want to see the players come to life in every single match and show that they are indeed worthy of snatching a top spot in the English league.
Even club legends such as: Paul Scholes have admitted in saying that United’s style is boring and this does not favor Louis van Gaal as criticism is never-ending towards the Dutch manager and the main reason of this critique is due to the dull playing style which has even started the bore the coach himself and might lead to a possible sacking if he is not able to clinch a top spot in the Premier League.