What has this campaign taught Louis van Gaal?
Manchester United’s 2014/15 campaign has, so far, been somewhat disappointing as Louis van Gaal’s Old Trafford defence have failed to back up the exciting and expensive array of attacking talent that has been assembled by the Dutchman.
Indeed, to date, van Gaal’s record as United boss is worse than that of David Moyes at the same stage last year – so what five things do we think that Premier League football has taught van Gaal and United so far this year?
A Harlem Globetrotters mentality doesn’t work in football
It is no exaggeration to say that the attacking talent that is available to van Gaal is perhaps the most impressive group of attacking players on the planet, with Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria having been added to the likes of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie. A lack of structure and solidity at the back, however, has not provided the platform for their attacking talents to shine and is something that, so far, van Gaal has failed to address.