‘Attack, attack, attack’… The Manchester United fans have mad their feelings known to Louis van Gaal on numerous occasions this season, and it’s fairly easy to see why.
Although it would be wrong to label the Red Devils ‘rubbish’, the football being played at Old Trafford this season has been, on the whole, pretty uninspiring. Results have been positive, but a return of just 20 goals in 15 games is a far cry from the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Naturally, Louis van Gaal has been widely blamed for this, and with the backing he’s had in the transfer market the case against him is pretty strong. Many creative players have been signed and moulded into more functional cogs, and LVG has even got rid of a few of the flair stars who were around before he was.
One of these was Brazilian full-back Rafael, and it seems that the now Lyon man is a little bitter about it:
“When Van Gaal arrived I could see I wasn’t in the plan. When you’re a player you can feel it, you can see that,’” He is quoted by Metro.
“To be honest I didn’t really enjoy playing when Van Gaal was there.
“I like to enjoy myself, to try things and do stuff. Last year I wasn’t doing that.
“The 10 games I played I thought I played very well apart from Leicester [a 5-3 away defeat]. It’s hard to know.
“I had some choices to go in England, but in the end I wanted to try something different. It’s good to challenge yourself.”
That’s a dig!