I’ve been ‘very bored’ too, admits United boss Van Gaal

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 7:40

Louis van Gaal: Admitted mistakes

Louis van Gaal: Admitted mistakes

Louis van Gaal has agreed with Paul Scholes and admitted some of Manchester United’s performances this season have left him “very bored.”

Van Gaal’s future as United boss will be thrown into question again on Tuesday if his team fail to win at Newcastle.

United ended an eight-match winless run by defeating Swansea 10 days ago and then followed that victory up with another triumph in the FA Cup against Sheffield United.

Those wins have merely papered over the cracks, however. The pressure is still on Van Gaal because of the often dull and uninspiring performances of his team.

Scholes branded United’s style of play “boring” earlier this season and following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over League One opposition, the former club great claimed both Van Gaal and his players looked “bored” during the third-round tie.

Van Gaal has been at odds with Scholes for much of his 18-month spell at the club, but on Monday the 64-year-old conceded some of the football on display at Old Trafford this season has been rather dull.

Louis van Gaal: Struggling to impress with his team

Louis van Gaal: Struggling to impress with his team

 

“There are matches that I have enjoyed,” Van Gaal said.

“And there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence but that is football.”

So why, after spending over a quarter of a billion pounds on new players, can Van Gaal not inspire his team to perform well on a regular basis?

Is it because he refuses to come to the touchline in matches to bark orders at his players like Sir Alex Ferguson did?

“I’m not Sir Alex, as you know,” said Van Gaal, who has rarely come to the touchline to speak to his players during his spell at the club.

“Everybody is different and I don’t believe in yelling from the sidelines. I believe in communication during the week, during the preparation and I believe in my players who have to perform.

“It’s very difficult because of the noise.

“A lot of managers are (yelling from the sidelines) but I doubt if they have real influence.”

At times on Monday it seemed as if Van Gaal was in denial. He even offered the theory that traffic could have been to blame for the exodus by scores of supporters before Wayne Rooney’s 93rd minute penalty on Saturday.

”They are not thinking that we would score, I think, and maybe also because of the traffic,” he said.

Ryan Giggs and Scholes were ever-presents during Ferguson’s successful spell at the helm.

Giggs has rarely been allowed to speak in public since he became Van Gaal’s assistant, so his thoughts on Scholes’ criticism of his boss are unknown.

“No,” was the flat answer when Van Gaal was asked whether Giggs ever discusses Scholes’ criticism of the club.

The Dutchman insists the former winger, who symbolised United’s attacking traditions with his playing style, does have serious input when it comes to the team’s current tactics, though.

“He has a lot of influence in our decisions because I communicate every decision with my staff so he can have a big influence,” Van Gaal said.

“I work in a fantastic way with Ryan so that’s the only thing I can say but when you want to hear something about his feelings according to what Paul Scholes or Gary Neville are saying, you have to ask him.”

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    Matthew Briggs
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    Louis van Gaal has agreed with Paul Scholes and admitted some of Manchester United’s performances this season have left him “very bored.”

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    #787958
    hatters
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    Say what you want about him – criticize him because of his failures as head coach, his philosophy, the lack of goals and all the rest of it but one thing this man has definitely delivered on is the reputation of having “brass balls”.

    The audacity.

    #788105

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    The guy litrally makes my skin crawl. I have never seen someone so deluded and obsessed with themself. Fans left from half time! Not last few minutes. I really wish I was there to grill him, how is has literally ruined our club. I have far more respect for Moyes, he was mainly just under confident but he was honest. Gaal lies to himself and also calls the fans lies.thwere are 300m of us and I bet at least 50% would see him axed. Board need to step up and do something asap. I never thought I’d say this but I hope we loose to Newcastle and then to Liverpool. Anything to see this man gone.

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    united80
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    WOW!! Egotistical tyrant doesn’t do him justice!

    Scum!!

    We need rid, A.S.A.F.P.

    #788150
    Loney_striker
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    We are also bored from you LVG!!

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    united80
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    Is it just me or did that also read like he was blaming Giggs? i have just read it for the third time and honestly believe this man has absolutely no decency or grip on reality. “Ryan has a big part in our tactics”?, really you numpty? He sits there next to you thinking what the hell am I watching, Scholesy is right yet again you dopey, narcissistic, egomaniac. Get out of our club you deluded retard!!!!

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    MrBest
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    Agree, how can he blame Giggs! He looks like a child being told off by his teacher! Afraid to express his views. Every few days is a new story from Gaal, if I was an owner I would be seriously worried especially with share value likely to be affected pretty soon!

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    united80 and MrBest – why are you happy to blame Van Gaal but absolve Giggs from any blame? Surely our Ryan’s part of the management team and should therefore shoulder part of the blame? Seems to me you’re both being a tad selective with your criticism. Stinks quite frankly

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    Fact is Ryan Giggs has been part of the problem under BOTH Moyes and LvG yet people want to airbrush his involvement from our recent failed history like all he’s been doing for nearly 3 years is brewing up and doing the bacon butty run every morning.I say give Giggs the role from now until the end of the season once LvG is sacked and we will see for sure how much difference it makes,my bet is that it will range from very little to none.

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    @JM, not absolving Giggsy pal, just stating that, as the manager, LVG should man up and accept that it is HIS style of football that is pissing fans off. Giggs is just a puppet who will dance when his master pulls his strings. LVG has an uncanny knack of blaming each and every person around him. That dipshit has no backbone. I have said the same as Blacky just has, sack the dipshit, give Giggs the reins until end of season and see what happens. This entire debacle is the fault of the board who have, in their ultimate wisdom, deemed the purchases and hiring and firing of players and manager alike as acceptable.

    I am under no illusion that RG is free from blame as he should be man enough to have a word with Sir Bobby, SAF, the board and LVG and say that we are not playing the Man Utd way.

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    LVG should shoulder responsibility, he is the manager and that’s the way the world works. Giggs has no backbone anyway, I personally wouldn’t see him as manager even for 6 months. But what United80 said was that Gaal blames Giggs indirectly for his failings or indicates that Giggs agrees. he also likes to state that everyone else under the sun … even the fans are to blame for this season. Fact is, he sold Hernandez, Nani, RVP, Di Maria, Nani in the summer, how did he replace there positions? Not very well. In my eyes, he spent the money, Giggs may or may not have advised him, but Gaal made the decision. He is a modern day Hitler, the dictator. Look at his previous clubs, his attitude is to bully people, I wouldn’t listen to him. He has fallen out with every club he has managed.

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