Man Utd 'far more boring' under Mourinho - Van Gaal


Erstwhile Manchester United boss, Louis van Gaal has criticized Jose Mourinho's coaching style, saying United now play far more boring football than they did when they were under him.

The 66-year-old Van Gaal was in charge of Manchester United for two seasons after taking from David Moyes, thereby coaching the reds from 2014-16, he won the FA Cup in his final season at the helm. The dutch man has said Man United under Mourinho play a “defensive” style of football, while adding he would prefer to watch Manchester City.

Mourinho's United were beaten 2-1 by rivals Manchester City in the Premier League on Sunday, falling 11 points behind Pep Guardiola's side in the process.

Van Gaal was also heavily criticised for a perceived negative style of play during his spell in charge of United but the Dutchman insists his old side are more dull under Mourinho than they were under him.

Speaking to Fox Sports Netherlands, Van Gaal said: "If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year ever, given the circumstances I was working under.

“We played football that was quite alright. But it's not football that is appreciated in England.

“And yet, right now, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not being criticized while it's far more boring football.

“What United produce now is defensive football. I always played attacking football. The proof is that the opposition were always parking the bus."

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