Veteran striker believes Man United face a difficult gestation period.
Germany legend Miroslav Klose has warned Manchester United that life under Louis Van Gaal were the toughest years of his career and that they should expect the same, the Daily Star reports.
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The 36-year-old – Germany’s all-time leading goalscorer with 71 goals – left Bayern Munich in 2011 after struggling to satisfy the Dutchman.
In his 60 games for Van Gaal at Bayern, he managed to find the net just 12 times in one of the more learner spells of his prolific career.
“It was a tough time, particularly working with Van Gaal,” he said.
“I didn’t feel free. It was very difficult for me to fulfil his expectations. He was asking me to make runs I just couldn’t see.
“I gave it all I could, but sometimes it just wasn’t enough.”
Klose joined Lazio from the Bundesliga giants, and has since gone on to make 101 appearances for the Rome based side, scoring 41 goals in the process.
This summer he became the World Cup’s all time leading goalscorer as he helped his side life the trophy for the fourth time, taking his tally up to 16.
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