Manchester United ‘dull and functional’ under Louis van Gaal, says Premier League legend

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Former striker SLAMS United performances.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has slammed the performances of Manchester United under Louis van Gaal as ‘dull and functional’.

The Dutchman took over at Old Trafford last year and has divided opinion so far, with plenty of money spent on big-name signings, but little success on the pitch so far.

United have been particularly slow to get going this term, scoring only three goals in their opening four games, and Shearer believes Van Gaal is running out of time to build a winning side.

“He has been asking for more time for his team to blend, for young players to develop etc. Time is up I’m afraid – the time is now,” the ex-Newcastle man is quoted in the Daily Telegraph.

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“You cannot oversee the changes he has made, backed by hundreds of millions, and then claim you are a victim because it needs time to blend. It is your job to mould a side and I would suggest a year is plenty for a club of Manchester United’s standing.

“You can get away with the dull, functional football Van Gaal is dishing up if you are getting results. But if you go back to the end of last season Van Gaal’s league run over the last 10 games now stands at three wins, three draws and three defeats.

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