Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed the club’s supporters over their persistence in asking him to change the team’s formation, Express reports.
The Red Devils were able to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 at Loftus Road on Saturday, but not until after fans shouted “4-4-2” in the hopes that Van Gaal would change from his starting 3-5-2 system.
The Dutchman brought off centre-back Jonny Evans for striker James Wilson in the 56th minute, but although it did revert the formation to a 4-4-2, Van Gaal stated that it was his decision and not because of the pressure from the stands.
“Before this match I have already thought about this shape and to play it,” Van Gaal said.
“Then I look to my players in a training session and I look to my gameplan and then I choose and that’s dependable, also, from what I see at the training ground.
“I cannot observe the fans because how many fans do Manchester United have? All over the world we’ve got 600 million.
“You cannot take into account 600 million opinions. To look at the players, to communicate with the players, to observe, to analyse and so on. That’s my job as a manager.
“I have to look at the players and I have to communicate with the players and observe the players.”
Marouane Fellaini was on hand to score the game’s opening goal, before substitute Wilson managed his first league goal for the Red Devils in the 90th minute.
United will host strugglers Leicester City in two weeks time in their attempt to keep hold of fourth place, with Arsenal now only one point behind after their 2-0 away win against champions Manchester City.