Stats reveal the Red Devils are playing negative football
Manchester United’s football has come under scrutiny this season with Louis van Gaal’s tactics and formation constantly questioned – and these stats, posted by the Telegraph, prove that the Red Devils are going backwards under their new boss.
The following stats officially prove that van Gaal’s ‘new philosophy’ isn’t having the positive attacking intent – with United nearing the top of a few tables that supporters won’t like to see.
Out of 12,063 passes made in the Premier League, Manchester United have made 16.06% of these towards their own goal – the fifth highest count in the top-flight.
Similarly, van Gaal’s side are third-highest in taking touches in their own half – a stark contrast to the attacking football the Old Trafford faithful were accustomed to under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Van Gaal must work on getting his side to attack the final-third at a much quicker rate.