Van Gaal reject breaking records,big mistake to let him go?


Javier Hernandez has scored in seven consecutive games for Bayer Leverkusen breaking Hugo Sanchez’s record of scoring in 6 consecutive games for Real Madrid by a Mexican player in Europe. On the other hand, Manchester United are struggling to score much to the despair of the Old Trafford faithful. After a dismal performance against PSV which left their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages hanging by a thread, Manchester United turned in another lifeless performance against Leicester to draw 1-1.

Van Gaal’s tactics have come in for much criticism ever since he took over at Old Trafford, but there have been no signs yet that the Dutchman is willing to change his methods. Players like Adnan Januzaj and Javier Hernandez were deemed surplus but now United’s attacking options are limited and an out of form Rooney is made to play every game. United will look to buy an attacking player in the January window and reports have linked them to Lucas Moura.

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United currently third in the Premier League are struggling to make inroads early in games and if not for Chris Smalling and David De Gea would have found themselves in a much worse position by now. Van Gaal has to thank Chelsea’s poor start, Arsenal’s injuries, Liverpool’s manager change and City’s inconsistent form for United’s lofty position in the table. As Liverpool have found their groove under Klopp and Chelsea finally have hit a decent patch of form, Van Gaal will come under increasing pressure. Whatever might be the outcome of Van Gaal’s tenure at Old Trafford, many fans won’t remember this period with fond memories because of the type of football being played. Attacking football has always been in the DNA of Manchester United and Van Gaal for all his talk about ‘ Philosophy’ must learn to respect that. He is not bigger than the club,even Ferguson wasn’t.

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