Jamie Redknapp: Man United haven’t made any progress under Louis van Gaal
Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp runs rule over Louis van Gaal's reign at Manchester United
Manchester United haven’t made much progress under Louis van Gaal, according to Jamie Redknapp.
The Red Devils face bitter rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to bounce back from a shock 2-1 defeat at Swansea City in their last outing.
The jury is still out on Van Gaal. I don’t think they’re any better off than they were under Moyes at the moment
Van Gaal’s side are currently in fifth place and level on points with top-four rivals Arsenal and Liverpool, but crucially, five points behind leaders Manchester City.
And former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp doesn’t believe the 20-time English champions are any better off under Van Gaal than they were with David Moyes at the helm.
“Van Gaal won’t get an easy ride if United are on the wrong end of the result on Saturday, either,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“Without showing great form, United had started well – but that loss to Swansea really exposed some problems with their play.
“Defeat to Liverpool will have a lot of people asking: what has Van Gaal shown us? Where have United gone under his regime? At the moment, you’d have to say, ‘not very far’.
“After 50 games, Van Gaal has won 27 matches. David Moyes won the same number from his 51 games in charge.”
Redknapp added: “I’m still struggling to figure out what Van Gaal wants from his team, though. He talks about his passing philosophy and then brings on Marouane Fellaini and lumps the ball forward to him.
“The jury is still out on Van Gaal. I don’t think they’re any better off than they were under Moyes at the moment.”
Van Gaal spent over £100m on new signings in the summer transfer window after he brought Bastian Schweinsteiger, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian and Anthony Martial to Old Trafford.
United have won two games, drawn once and lost once in their opening four Premier League fixtures.