Manchester United legend Andrei Kanchelskis has labelled the current Red Devils players as robots playing a disgusting brand of football under Louis van Gaal, according to reports from the Sun.
United have now drawn three games in succession with a 0-0 scoreline, with their latest stalemate at the hands of Crystal Palace over the weekend.
This has seen fans, critics, and former players like Paul Scholes slam the club’s currently lacklustre style of play, with Kanchelskis now adding to the constant wave of criticism.
“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.”
The former Russia international went on to discuss their Champions League fixture against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the hopes of seeing a more attacking unit compared to recent games.
“The first game against CSKA showed that it’s possible to win against this team.
“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.”
Kanchelskis also pointed out that if it wasn’t for star goalkeeper David de Gea, then United would be nowhere near the top four as the Spain international is currently hiding the team’s offensive problems.
He added: “They were saved with the fact that De Gea stayed in the team. If he had left, Man United would have done much worse. He is a very strong goalkeeper, he saves the team a lot.”
Kanchelskis, 46, spent four years at Manchester United from 1991-1995, helping the club win their first Premier League title in 1993.