Schmeichel: ‘Lucky’ United can’t win title with LVG’s style

Ian Watson
Louis van Gaal Manchester United

Louis van Gaal Manchester United

Peter Schmeichel says Manchester United do not enjoy their football and are not good enough to win the Premier League title. 

The Red Devils won 1-0 at Liverpool on Sunday, with Wayne Rooney netting the crucial goal from their only shot on target.

Louis van Gaal said after the victory that he still believes United can win the title but his side have received heavy criticism for their style of play this season and Treble-winning legend Schmeichel believes they lack the quality to mount a serious challenge.

He told Sky Sports: “I don’t think they can win the title. I don’t think the team is good enough and they don’t enjoy playing the way they do. It was three lucky points today.

“David De Gea played exceptionally well and was key in keeping them in the game, and when you have a world-class player like Rooney, something can happen, and it did. That’s two positives from the game.”

“Van Gaal is very keen on telling us that they have done what they have trained, so praising himself.

“But if that’s the style of play that Man Utd has to play, then I don’t think they can win the league because you have to be really lucky every game.”