Dutchman not willing to change.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that he will not be changing his methods at Old Trafford, report the Daily Star, after United edged past West Ham United at home yesterday to ensure that they bounced back immediately from last weekend’s bizarre defeat at the hands of Nigel Pearson and Leicester City.
Van Gaal has previously suggested that it is taking some time for his players to adapt to his methods after a season working under David Moyes, but once again reiterated his desire to ensure that the players are trained mentally as well as physically as van Gaal aims to ensure some future success at the club:
“That is not an easy procedure but I provide a lot of information and it is up to the players to process it and translate it into our games.”
“It is not the easiest way of working, but I genuinely believe it is the best, and that is why I have always done it this way.”
“That is exactly how we have prepared for game against West Ham, and now it is very important that the players carry out our plans and make sure we see a positive reaction to the result and performance at Leicester City.”
Van Gaal’s methods are known to have caused some friction in the past during his time with the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona but, save for some dissent after his decision to substitute Angel di Maria at the King Power Stadium, his players at United largely seem willing to get on board with van Gaal’s ideas.
With no European football this season, United will be able to spend the next week preparing for their Premier League fixture rather than playing in Europe, which should give them a distinct advantage over those Premier League rivals who are in the Champions League as the Red Devils aim to return to Europe’s top competition after just one year’s absence.