Former Man United midfielder questions Louis van Gaal’s philosophy
Johnny Giles says it has taken Jurgen Klopp a mere three games to implement his philosophy at Liverpool
Johnny Giles has questioned Louis van Gaal’s philosophy at Manchester United.
The Red Devils played out a dour goalless draw with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League group-stage game at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
The 20-time English champions have scored just six times in their last eight games as Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney continue to toil up front.
United’s rivals Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager in October and the German has already started to turnaround the Reds’s season.
Former United midfielder Giles questioned why Klopp’s philosophy has taken a matter of games to implement, whilst Van Gaal is still struggling to get his ideas across at Old Trafford.
“We don’t know what his methods are,” Giles told Newstalk’s Off The Ball.
“He talked about his philosophy when he came into the club and how it would take a few months for the players to get his philosophy.
“If you take that on its merits, it hasn’t taken Klopp three months. It has taken Klopp three games!
“If it takes you three months to get the philosophy across, then there is something wrong with the philosophy.”
The Red Devils are a point behind behind leaders Leicester ahead of their trip to King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The 20-time English champions are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games.