Does Van Gaal’s new nickname explain Man United’s boring football?

Manchester United have come under a lot of scrutiny lately, despite the Red Devils in the running for the Premier League title only two points off league leaders Manchester City.

Most of the criticism has been aimed at the team’s negative style of play, in which manager Louis van Gaal prefers to hold possession rather than force an attack.

And while many believe it’s just his football tactics, it could be down to Van Gaal’s character itself!

According to the Mirror via The Sun, Man United stars have come up with a new nickname for the Dutchman, which turns out to be “Daisy” from the film ‘Driving Miss Daisy’.

This is because the former Bayern Munich boss drives his car at an extremely slow pace in and around Carrington due to the high number of ditches and pot holes, making the players comment that they need to get out early to avoid being stuck behind Daisy in the traffic.

From that, we believe LVG’s constantly stated ‘philosophy’ is none other than: ‘Slow and steady wins the race’.

 


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