Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has received further criticism as The Telegraph writer Jason Burt has been left unimpressed with their style of football this season.
Speaking to the Sunday Supplement on Sky Sports, Burt agreed with Paul Scholes’ criticism in midweek as the club legend admitted that he wouldn’t enjoy playing in this current United team, as noted by the BBC.
The Red Devils have been held to three consecutive goalless draws, and that in turn has raised doubts over Van Gaal’s style which sees his side play more conservatively and with little urgency in their play.
Given the way that the club played under Sir Alex Ferguson for so many years, it is a stark contrast for supporters as they have been forced to adjust their expectations.
Wayne Rooney continues to struggle in the system having scored just two goals in 11 league games this year, while the likes of Anthony Martial, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata have been unable to consistently deliver goals.
United’s inconsistency in general threatens to derail their Premier League title hopes, as their draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday coupled with Manchester City and Arsenal winning now see them trail the joint leaders by four points.
The focus switches to the Champions League on Tuesday night as they face CSKA Moscow prior to hosting West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford next weekend.
Van Gaal will be desperate to end their wait for a goal in both those outings, as if his troubles continue it will naturally only lead to further criticism and pressure building on him and the club as a whole.