United have no cohesion says former Dutch pro…
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal is a ‘laughing stock’ according to former Holland striker Pierre van Hooijdonk.
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The forward, who played under the current Red Devils boss during his first spell as boss of his country’s national side, has said that even football’s biggest ‘clowns’ are now laughing at the United boss because of his side’s poor form and playing style.
Van Hooijdonk also questioned whether van Gaal really wanted to sign flop forward Radamel Flacao and suggest the Colombian may have been forced onto his former boss by the club’s hierarchy due to his statistics.
Adding he believed van Gaal was doing a bad job because his team lacked cohesion and the manager clearly didn’t know what players he should have bought in the summer.
“I don’t believe it when I look at Man United. After David Moyes they had to change and LVG looked like a good solution. But apart from the results, the way they play is terrible,” said van Hoijdonk, reports the Sun.
“I don’t recognize the hand of Louis van Gaal in anything. Even the biggest clowns are laughing about LVG. I know them, I played at Forest. Men like Dave Bassett and Ron Atkinson.
“In England they are considered ‘been arounds’, B-movie actors, very bad ones. Men who had no idea how to make a team better and just relied on good fortune. Now even Sam Allardyce questions LVG’s capabilities.”
And whilst many have said van Gaal only needs time to rectify his mismatched team, van Hoijdonk thinks it’s not as simple as that.
“This is a bunch of good players, without any cohesion. It is too easy thinking: Buy good players and everything will be okay. And if you don’t succeed, spend £200 million next summer.
“That isn’t what LVG stands for. His style of working always took time, but eventually it paid off, you saw where and what the coach had worked on. It lead to success with brilliant football.
“Now you see nothing at all, even though United don’t play in Europe and the League Cup. So he must have plenty of time, but I can’t see it. Louis is doing a bad job. Chelsea and Manchester City are miles out of sight.”