Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has questioned whether or not Louis van Gaal is aware of the expectations at Manchester United.
The pundit’s critical questioning of the Dutch tactician came on Match of the Day after United’s goalless draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
It was the second time in three games that the Red Devils had failed to score, while they have managed just six goals in their last nine outings in all competitions.
When specifically looking at the Premier League though, they have scored just 20 goals so far this season which is significantly worse than any other side in the top six.
Naturally, that has led to plenty of criticism which has been aimed mostly at Van Gaal given the mentality and approach that he has instilled at the club.
Speculation has suggested that United are already looking at their options for their next appointment, as reported by Sky Sports, despite the fact that Van Gaal has another year after this season remaining on his contract.
With Pep Guardiola’s deal with Bayern Munich expiring at the end of this season, it remains to be seen whether or not United are tempted into making a move for the Spaniard, or if they keep their faith in their current manager with Ryan Giggs still being lined up as a future appointment, according to the Metro.
Nevertheless, that will do little to ease the growing frustration in the red half of Manchester, with Wright wondering if the former Ajax boss is aware of the expectations that fans have of the way in which the team plays.
Having established a reputation of playing an expansive style of football under Sir Alex Ferguson which brought countless trophies, it is certainly a significant change for the supporters. Having booed at the full-time whistle on Saturday, it remains to be seen how long Van Gaal gets to make his side more appealing on the eye.