‘Man United play like ROBOTS under LVG… he is not the right man for the club’

Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_img Louis van Gaal Andrei Kanchelskis has delivered a damning assessment of Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United reign.The former United star claims the Dutchman is ‘too pragmatic’, treats players like ‘robots’ and is not suited to managing the club.Kanchelskis’ stinging criticism follows a run of three successive games in which Van Gaal’s shot-shy side have failed to score.The 64-year-old defended his style of play last week after being accused by United legend Paul Scholes of lacking creativity.But Scholes’ old teammate Kanchelskis, who won the Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson during a four-year stay in the early 90s, said: “Van Gaal is too pragmatic, his footballers play like robots.“They are kept within a strict framework, they are not allowed to improvise, contrary to what Ferguson allowed us to do.“Van Gaal, of course, is a good coach but, in my opinion, he is not for Manchester United. I’m looking at his game for the second season now.“He says that the transformation is going on, but I still couldn’t understand what he is looking for.“There is an impression that he doesn’t know what he wants. No creative players, no wingers. Nobody could serve Wayne Rooney.“The current Manchester is not the same as it was under Ferguson.”Kanchelskis was speaking to Sport Express ahead of United’s Champions League meeting with CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night.He watched the previous clash between the two sides in Russia last month, which ended in a 1-1 draw, and he reckons CSKA have nothing to fear at Old Trafford.“The first game against CSKA showed that it’s possible to win against this team,” said the ex-Russia international.“I was at the stadium and I was surprised how disgustingly United played in the first half. A lot of ball control but no sharpness at all.“In the second half it got better because of the substitution of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who was slowing the game down. I guess, Manchester United is not his team.“It’s in the history and tradition of Man United to play wide and be sharp at the flanks but there is nothing like this now.“Yes, changes in the second half had worked. Marouane Fellaini was a good sub and, if he were used properly, he could be very useful.” 1last_img read more


Confirmed: Arsenal star out until the New Year

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first_imgJack Wilshere has ‘no chance’ of being fit before the end of December, according to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.The midfielder has been out of action since August after suffering a fractured leg days before the Community Shield final against Chelsea.Reports this week had claimed the England international may make a comeback before the end of December after processing well with his rehabilitation.However, Wenger has now denied that talk and instead Wilshere will not appear until January.“If you ask me if he will be fit before the end of December, no chance,” said Wenger. Arsenal star Jack Wilshere 1last_img