Man United newbie defends manager’s strategies despite setbacks

New Manchester United signing Daley Blind has come out to defend Louis van Gaal’s decisions regarding his strategies and formation in the build up to matches, Daily Star reports.

The manager was on the receiving end of chants from the supporters urging him to change is usual 3-5-2 formation into the usual 4-4-2, a move which seemed to work after the alterations resulted in United scoring two goals against Queens Park Rangers.

In the post match interview following the QPR game, Van Gaal admitted that he didn’t care what the supporters wanted as he is doing what he thinks is right in regards to improving the team as a whole.

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Blind, who shares a close relationship with the Dutch manager after having worked together during their time in the Netherlands national team, has come out to say that his manager is actually improving the squad with his methods.

He said: “He is very honest and direct in what he wants. That is a good thing.

“He makes players better and he makes teams better.

“You have to make decisions in a game and it is not always easy to make the right ones.

“We all understand what he wants. If you have played another system for a long time you have to get used to a new one, but that isn’t a problem.

“There are games we are doing it very well, but games when we can do it better. We are improving.

“It doesn’t happen overnight. You can’t always switch something in a day.

“It can take longer, but I feel we are improving every week and every game.”

The Red Devils are currently sitting in fourth in the league with 12 points separating them from first place Chelsea and is still continuing their battle to finish with a spot in Europe.


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