The Germany midfielder—who moved to the club from Bayern Munich during the summer—has spoken out about the Red Devils’ indifferent form so far this season and the criticism aimed at coach van Gaal.
United head into the international break in fourth place in the Premier League table, and while the north-west giants have won seven games, losing only two, they have come in for criticism.
The Red Devils have largely negotiated the loss through injury of Luke Shaw, but have struggled in attack; Wayne Rooney has wholly failed to ignite this term, while new additions Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial have impressed in patches, but are yet to show that they can lead the line for title contenders.
Schweinsteiger has insisted that, despite scoring only 17 goals so far this season—eight less than Leicester City—van Gaal can still bring success to Old Trafford.
“I recognise what the supporters at Manchester United are saying,” Schweinsteiger began, as per the Independent, “but football is not only about attack. There are teams with different styles and they also win titles.
“I recognise the similarities between Louis van Gaal here and Van Gaal at Bayern Munich,” he continued.
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“If you remember, it took a while in Munich before the team understood exactly how he wanted to play but in the end we won the Bundesliga and made it to the Champions League final. You have to be patient but I think we are in a good way.
“It is not about October or November, it is about May. I remember how unsure the fans were about him early on at Bayern but in the end we did the Double and the fans in Munich loved him for it. I am sure he can also bring success to Manchester United. We have to do our work and we have to improve but I am convinced it will happen.”