Van Gaal says he can’t take the fans’ opinions into account after QPR win.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told the club’s supporters that he can’t be expected to take their opinions into account when making decisions, report the Daily Star, despite his switch to 4-4-2 at QPR coming at the weekend following chants demanding the tactical switch emanating from the away end at Loftus Road.
United scored twice following van Gaal’s decision to move away from his usually 3-4-1-2 formation, through Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson, although the Dutchman noted following the match how little control his side had after he opted to move to 4-4-2.
The dissent from the away end at Loftus Road was one of the defining features of what was actually a useful win for United, but van Gaal has told the club’s supporters that he cannot take their opinions into account when making tactical decisions in the future:
“I have to look at the players and I have to communicate with the players and observe the players.”
“I cannot observe the fans because how many fans do Manchester United have? All over the world we’ve got 600 million.”
“You cannot take into account 600 million opinions.”