Louis Van Gaal’s stubbornness is turning Manchester United in to a joke


A five-minute blitz may have been the decisive factor in yet another North-London capitulation for Manchester United, but Louis Van Gaal had made far too many errors by then to suggest he was not interested in winning the game against Tottenham.

Historical genius Louis Van Gaal decided to play a winger as the playmaker, a playmaker as the winger and a winger up front. Many of his decisions sent out a clear message that he was least interested in winning the game.

Marcos Rojo starting against Spurs was another surprising call after the Argentine International was hooked at half time against Everton. Van Gaal has virtually ruined Juan Mata’s season by playing him on the wings.

Jesse Lingard playing in the number 10 role managed 0 shots on goal, 0 chances created, 0 take-ons and 0 key passes against Spurs. Perhaps the final game for Lingard in that role? But who we are to judge that, he must be doing something right to fit in to Van Gaal’s philosophy of playing as the number 10.

Ashley Young playing up front could go on to be the worse decision Van Gaal has made while in charge of Manchester United. Last time Young played in that role was during his Watford days, and to expect more running from a player who has just returned from injury was diabolical from Van Gaal.

Common sense would have seen Anthony Martial to play as the striker but then common sense is way too common for the Manchester United manager these days. He virtually has this stubbornness to have things his way. It is as if, he wants to prove to the people that he is right by playing players out of position and it can work.

However, it is clearly not working and perhaps that is the reason why he is afraid to use players in their natural positions. As Van Gaal knows if he does that then his worst fears would come true and United players would actually play some exciting football and his season-long methods will be criticized even more by fans and the media.

In his blind quest to prove his genius with out of the box methods, Louis Van Gaal has turned Manchester United in to a joke and the club can only be benefited with his exit next season. From there on, it is for United to decide whom they want to hire next, be it Jose Mourinho, Ryan Giggs or anyone else who has the sense of managing a football club.

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