Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that most of his players don’t dare question his methods, reports the Daily Mail.
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The Dutchman has opened up on his coaching methods following eight months in charge of the Premier League side.
He brought a fearsome reputation with him from spells at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, where he fell out with some players due to his harsh techniques.
However, the 63-year-old denies that he is negative with his charges:
“I always try to be positive to the players as it’s always better to give them a compliment and be positive, rather than negative. I ask the players what they find, but I have a lot of corrections, but they have to agree with me otherwise they cannot perform at the next time.”
When asked if anyone questions him he said:
“Most of the players don’t dare to do that but when they have good arguments I listen. When their argument is better than mine than I’d look at changing my ideas. Which system I play is not interesting, it is the philosophy that is important.
The former Ajax boss also revealed that he only says one sentence in his team talks, believing that most of their match preparation has been done in the week running up to the game.
“The team is as a whole, they all sit in front of me and then I say one sentence…”Show yourself today” or “No red card because it will be a very sharp duel’.”
Man United face against Aston Villa after the international break, with their derby encounter with Manchester City coming the week after that, as the race for a top four spot enters the final sprint.