Former United star adds that Ferguson ‘very upset’.
Former Manchester United star Andrei Kanchelskis has launched a scathing attack on the club under the management of Louis van Gaal, the Daily Mirror reports.
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The Russian, who played as a winger and spent four years at Old Trafford between 1991 and 1995, forming a key part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s early success, believes the great players from the club’s past would not be happy with how United played in their recent 1-0 home defeat to Southampton.
Van Gaal’s side did not manage a single shot on target in that game, and the Dutchman has come under increased scrutiny for some of his tactical decisions and style of play he has his side built around this season.
Kanchelskis believes the Red Devils are a long way off winning the Premier League title, and can’t see them making progress if van Gaal stayed at the club for 10 years.
“With Louis van Gaal in charge they will not become champions for another ten years,” he said.
“I don’t understand the type of football he is instilling into his players. I don’t fancy their chances with him in charge – they aren’t going to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City.
“They looked awful. Seventy-five thousand people came to the stadium to watch but they were an embarrassment. I felt sorry for the fans.”
The 45-year-old also revealed Ferguson was ‘very upset’ after the Southampton game.
“Afterwards he was very upset,” he added.
“United’s players from 1993 – the likes of Paul Ince, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel, Ryan Giggs – would be tearing their hair out.”