Ryan Giggs is being undermined by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, according to former Netherlands international Wim Kieft.
After watching Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to PSV, Hoek was in disbelief as he saw fellow Dutchmen Frans Hoek and Albert Stuivenberg take centre stage during Luke Shaw’s horrific leg break and assistant manager Ryan Giggs be completing ignored in the consultation with substitute Marcos Rojo.
“No one in Holland could believe what we saw when United played PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League,” the 52-year-old told the Mirror.
“When Luke Shaw was injured, they had eight minutes to prepare Marcos Rojo to come on as a substitute.
“How did they use that time? First of all, Frans Hoek comes out with a pack of papers and then has to put his glasses on to read instructions out to [Marcos] Rojo.
“Then Van Gaal’s other assistant, Albert Stuivenberg, goes and tells Rojo what to do.
“And finally, Van Gaal thinks, ‘I better instruct him in my own words’, so, he is, the third guy telling Rojo how to play.
“Ryan Giggs was nowhere to be seen, and he is the one man on Van Gaal’s coaching staff who has played more matches at top level than any of the other coaches and has major experience.
“It seems Van Gaal is relying too much on his Dutch staff – and we all saw the problems that caused when he did the same thing at Barcelona.”