Man United legend admits Red Devils’ style of play is ‘hard to bear’

Dwight Yorke admits that Manchester United's recent performances have been far from thrilling

Dwight Yorke has become the latest former Manchester United player to express his dissatisfaction with the Red Devils’ recent style of play.

Louis van Gaal’s men have come in for plenty of criticism in recent weeks following a string of goalless draws.

However, United went some way towards silencing their detractors by securing back-to-back victories over CSKA Moscow and West Bromwich Albion.

However, the Red Devils have been accused of being too defensive in their approach to recent games.

And Yorke concedes that Van Gaal’s side will be looking to improve their performances in the coming weeks.

Former United star Yorke told 888Sport: “The legacy Sir Alex [Ferguson] has left behind after 26 years has meant we’re used to seeing a certain type of football, so you can understand the reaction of certain individuals who have played for the club for a very long time who are entitled to their opinion. Whether Van Gaal agrees with that is another story.

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“I can see why people are voicing their opinion because it’s not how United go about their business and it’s been very hard at times for people to bear. The final straw is the fact we went three games unable to score against lesser teams. The frustrations kick in them.”

Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Baggies at Old Trafford left United fourth in the Premier League table and just two points behind leaders Manchester City heading into the international break.

Next up for Van Gaal’s side is a trip to Watford in the top flight on Saturday 21 November.

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