Andrei Kanchelskis has slammed Louis van Gaal amid growing discontent over the Manchester United manager’s playing style.
The Dutchman has been under intense pressure in recent days after watching his side slump to back to back Premier League defeats. The six game winless run sees Manchester United nine points behind league leaders Leicester City as they head into their Boxing Day fixture with Stoke City.
“I could see a change – I didn’t think there would be a change with David Moyes, to be honest”.
Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, left, fights for the ball against Martin Olsson of Norwich City during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, En…
“Do you think I want to talk with the media now?”
After taking questions for less than five minutes, Van Gaal refused any more and walked out.
“I just don’t think that Van Gaal understands English football”.
“I held meetings with the players, with my members of staff, I hold a Christmas lunch, I did a speech and I feel the warmth and support of everybody in Carrington, this AON Training Complex”. That’s what I am wondering.
Van Gaal insisted the club board was not to blame for the speculation and pointed the finger squarely at the media instead.
“You have to stick by the facts, and when I get calls from Ed Woodward, Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, because you are creating something that is not good, that is not the facts, and now I have to answer questions”. Or that my colleague [Jose Mourinho] was here already. Or with my grandchildren? The Mexican striker is the form goal-scorer in Europe at present, and with United badly struggling up front, United fans are justified in feeling aggrieved.