Louis van Gaal only thinking about short-term, says ex-Man United coach

Mike Phelan believes that Louis van Gaal is only thinking about the "short-term" at Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Mike Phelan believes that Louis van Gaal is only thinking about the “short-term” at Manchester United.

The Dutchman signed a three-year deal to take over at Old Trafford this summer following David Moyes’ dismissal.

We’ve got a manager who is a proven winner, but it is a short-term thing for him

Mike Phelan

Van Gaal allowed striker Danny Welbeck to leave his boyhood club and join Arsenal last week – and former United coach Phelan feels that decision indicates that the new manager is not concerned about the long-term success of the Red Devils.

“The Welbeck thing is just something that came at a certain time in the club’s history and so people are saying the club has forgotten about its history,” Phelan said.

“We’ve got a manager who is a proven winner, but it is a short-term thing for him. He has signed a three-year deal and is going to be here for that length of time.

“The club’s priority now is to win things so, unfortunately, other things take a step back, but there are people working all the hours God sends to bring kids through.”

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