Van Gaal hits out at Mourinho’s “boring” football style

Van Gaal hits out at Mourinho’s “boring” football style

Ex-Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal has hit out at the incumbent boss, Jose Mourinho over his boring style of football.

The Portuguese gaffer actually came in to succeed Louis Van Gaal in the dugout at United in the summer of 2016.

Both football pundits and followers have often accused Mourinho of always setting his squads up defensively during big games.

On Sunday, the Red Devils struggled to give an attacking threat when they locked horns with Manchester City at home.

That was the situation as the Citizens played better than their hosts as they eventually won 2-1 at Old Trafford.

During Van Gaal ’s two year stint at United whereby he won the FA Cup, people also slammed the 66-year-old’s methods.

Despite that, though, the Dutch tactician has the belief he did a better job than Mourinho at the North-West outfit.

“I would rather watch Manchester City play than Manchester United,” The Mirror quotes the former Bayern Munich coach as suggesting.

“You need quality in a squad and it is clear that City has a better squad than the Red Devils.

“If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year ever.

“And that is the fact when you decide to put into serious consideration the circumstances I was actually working under.

“We played football that was quite all right but it is not the kind of football they appreciate in England.

“And right now, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not facing criticism while playing more boring football.

“What United produce now is defensive football but I can tell you for sure that I always played attacking Football.

“The proof is that the opposition was always parking the bus whenever they had to play against United under me.

“But I don’t think that they do that anymore now because Jose Mourinho plays a defensive style,” Van Gaal concluded.

United are a whopping eleven points adrift of runaway leaders, City on the Premier League standings after only 16 matches.

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