Dutch legend Johan Cruyff has been unimpressed by the complains of United boss Louis van Gaal…
Former Dutch international star Johan Cruyff has told Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal to stop moaning, and accept the traditions of English football, such as the busy Christmas schedule.
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Reports in the Daily Star carry quotes from Cruyff, who told reporters: “If you choose for [a job in] England, then you choose for their successful system, which is based on the proposition that the stadiums open as soon as the fans are available to watch, which is the holiday period.
“Playing football between Christmas and New Year is a war of attrition and thus in favour of physically stronger teams. Complaining makes no sense if everyone else around you is happy. Moreover, everybody is well paid for working over the holiday period.”
According to the source, Cruyff has had a strained relationship with Van Gaal and criticised his organisation of the United team since taking over in July, and his comments come as no surprise following the United boss’ latest comments.
Van Gaal had claimed that the fans were deprived of quality games over Christmas. He said last month: “Everybody knows the body cannot recover within 48 hours,” he said last month.
“Therefore there is a rule within UEFA and FIFA that you cannot play the games within two days. The scientists have proven it, everybody knows it and, in spite of that, we have to play.”
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