Van Gaal accommodating too many of Man United’s stars, says Kamara
Chris Kamara says Louis van Gaal is playing too many of his stars out of position
Louis van Gaal is accommodating too many of Manchester United’s big-name players in his starting line-up, Chris Kamara has claimed.
The Red Devils boss started Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie, Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Adnan Januzaj at Upton Park on Sunday evening.
However, United lacked balance in their side as the Hammers took the lead through Cheikhou Kouyate before Daley Blind netted a stoppage-time equaliser to recover a 1-1 draw.
Van Gaal was heavily criticised following the stalemate, but former Bradford manager Kamara reckons the Dutch coach needs to be ruthless with his under-performing stars.
“Manchester United have to find the right blend. At the moment Louis van Gaal is accommodating the big players and if you do that at a top club like that then you do have problems,” Kamara wrote in his Sky Sports column.
“Jose Mourinho doesn’t accommodate, he plays the players who he feels would be best in the right position for the team, end of. They could be the biggest names in the world, it doesn’t matter.
“At United it looks like all the big names play in nearly the same position so you have to move them out of their best position and put them into another position. But then you don’t get the same performance as when they are in a team that suits their style.
“I just think it is difficult with United at the moment because they haven’t got the right blend and it’s so hard for them to get themselves going. They are trying to find a way and to be fair they are stumbling along and doing ok.
“They just can’t get any rhythm and Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie don’t seem to complement each other and Wayne Rooney doesn’t look happy in midfield. Whether that is the case or not they came out with a draw against a team in form.”
Di Maria has scored three Premier League goals following his British record £59.7m switch to United from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.
Falcao, meanwhile, has netted four times in 15 top-flight games, missing a number of clear cut chances against the Hammers in east London.
The Red Devils face Burnley at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Wednesday night.