Louis van Gaal slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United crashed out of the Champions League this week (Getty Images)‘I have been watching the team, because I always look at United still, and Ole parked the bus against Arsenal. He did it against Tottenham in the league. And at stages against Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona in the Champions League.‘He plays against all the big teams like that. The emphasis is more on defending than on attacking or wanting to play dominant football. I actually call it parking the bus. Ole does it not just outside the 18-yard box. He parks the bus right in front of [goalkeeper] David De Gea.‘When United play that way, they play 4-4-2 and play counter attacking football with Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They are gambling on the speed of those two because they are faster than their opponents when they get the space. Rashford’s pace is incredible. You don’t catch him when he breaks away.‘But if Man United want to be a dominant force in Europe again, and in England, they have to have a different playing style.‘The problem as a foreign manager is that you find out that the English football culture is different from Germany and Spain.‘In those countries, you work on things in training. In England, everything is done by playing matches. They get fitter or gain stamina by playing lots of matches. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link22Sharescenter_img United cannot rely on Marcus Rashford’s pace, says Van Gaal (BPI/REX)‘It is a culture you cannot change easily. I wanted to change things, but it proved very difficult.‘Ole revived the squad and he won a lot of matches when he first started. They went up to third in the Premier League, but they have dropped back to sixth.‘But when I look at the style of football, I have to say he has not changed it. It is explainable. Defending is easier than attacking.‘I saw so many games of United over the last year or so. Both Mourinho and Solskjaer are not afraid to play in a defensive way all the time. That is not good enough for Man United.‘Now it is the time where trophies can be won and they are not even in a position where they can claim a Champions League spot.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Louis van Gaal says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been parking the bus at Manchester United (Getty Images)Louis van Gaal has aimed a fresh dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League by claiming that the Norwegian has ‘parked the bus’ in several crucial games.United crashed out of Europe’s elite competition earlier this week following a comprehensive 3-0 defeat to Barca at Camp Nou on Tuesday evening.United now face a fight to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League and Van Gaal admits Solskjaer’s tactics have been too negative to win trophies.‘I can see how Ole had some impact in the beginning, because United were ninth in the table when he took over and the team was nothing,’ Van Gaal told Ziggo.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘United had been playing anti-football, as I call it, but don’t think that Ole isn’t afraid to park the bus either, he is more defensive than you think. Louis van Gaal slams Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tactics after Manchester United’s defeat to Barcelonalast_img

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