Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal may be no Jose Mourinho when it comes to brashness, but he is well-known for having a no-nonsense approach.
According to The Metro, Man United legend Gary Neville is advising van Gaal to not be too abrasive with his players.
“United are certainly starting to do things that we scoffed at in the Ferguson era when other clubs behaved that way. That’s where my conflict is,” Neville said.
“I have real concerns that Louis van Gaal has fallen out with numerous players over the last year. Some of those players he actually brought in himself.”
It was already reported that captains Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick confronted the Dutch boss on his leadership style lowering the team’s morale.
Van Gaal has also been cited as a reason for the departures of striker Robin van Persie, Rafael and Javier Hernandez.
Angel di Maria had a notably bitter exit from Old Trafford after a failed one-year stint, and his time with Man United ended with his refusal to participate in the pre-season tour.
He also is also reported to have had a rocky relationship with goalkeeper David de Gea, which partly contributed to his desire to leave for Real Madrid.
However, de Gea and van Gaal are understood to have held clear-the-air talks, and the Spanish international showed he had not lost his touch in his return against Liverpool.