Daley Blind urges Man United supporters to trust Louis van Gaal’s tactics
Daley Blind urges Manchester United supporters to keep faith with Louis van Gaal
Daley Blind has urged Manchester United fans to trust Louis van Gaal’s tactics.
The Red Devils made a return to winning ways at Loftus Road last Saturday after Marouane Fellaini and James Wilson scored in a 2-0 win.
However, United didn’t make the breakthrough until Van Gaal switched from a 3-5-2 formation to an orthodox 4-4-2, which the travelling fans had been demanding in the stands.
Blind leapt to the defence of the 63-year-old manager after recent criticism of the Duatchman’s tactics, demanding that United supporters get behind the Red Devils coach.
“[Van Gaal] makes players better and he makes teams better. I like that in a coach. That is his most important asset. It was the same when I was with him with Holland. He wanted to make the team better. As the team gets better, individuals started standing out as well,” Blind is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“We didn’t play very great football at the World Cup but we were a team and we were winning games, and we started playing better after winning. You change the system and you get better, you become a team and you start winning.
“If you have played another system for a long time, you have to get used to a new one but that isn’t a problem. We knew it was going to be difficult in the Premier League but we have to keep our heads up. We have to keep faith.”
United are fourth in the Premier League table after their comfortable victory over struggling Queens Park Rangers last weekend.
The 20-time English champions face Cambridge United in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday night.
Van Gaal was named as David Moyes’s permanent successor in May, taking over the position following Netherlands’s impressive World Cup campaign in Brazil.