Rory McIlroy: Why I’m not convinced by Man United manager Louis van Gaal
Four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy discusses progress his beloved Manchester United have made under Louis van Gaal
Rory McIlroy says he is unsure whether Louis van Gaal is the right man to lead Manchester United forward.
The Red Devils suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat by Swansea City in their most-recent Premier League outing after a three-game winning run before their trip to Liberty Stadium.
Van Gaal has spent almost £250m on new players since the Dutchman took over at Old Trafford in May 2014, including British record £59.7m signing Angel di Maria, who has since moved to Paris Saint-Germain.
And four-time Major winner McIlroy isn’t’ convinced by United’s progress under the 64-year-old despite Van Gaal leading United to a top-four finish last term.
“I think the new signings will be good in time, but I’m not convinced LVG is the right man to lead us,” McIlroy told Sky Sports.
“I don’t know, it’s a hard one. Everyone is dropping points, and it looks like City might run away with the league.
“At least we’re back in Europe, so that’s a good thing.”
Van Gaal signed Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero and Anthony Martial in the summer transfer window.
The Red Devils have scored just three times in the opening four Premier League games, with Juan Mata and Adnan Januzaj finding the net for the 20-time English champions.