Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Louis Van Gal: "There Is No Much Difference Between Solskjaer And Mourinho, They Don't Play The Fergie Way"

Louis Van Gal who managed Manchester United between 2014 and 2016 season, is not convinced that Manchester United Caretaker Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has totally changed the team from the defensive tactics incorporated by Jose Mourinho.
He believes that Solskjaer still uses the system of "Parking the Bus", but the only differences is that he gets lucky with wins at the end.

Talking to BBC Sport, he said: "The coach after me [Mourinho] changed to park-the-bus tactics and played on the counter,"

"Now there is another coach who parks the bus and plays on the counter. The main difference between Mourinho and Solskjaer is that Solskjaer is winning.

"I am not there but there does look to be a change and the atmosphere seems to be better. It is also true that Solskjaer has changed Paul Pogba's position and put him into an area where he is much more important.

"But the way Manchester United are playing now is not the way Ferguson played. It is defensive, counter-attacking football. If you like it, you like it. If you think it is more exciting than my boring attacking, OK. But it is not my truth.

"Solskjaer has just lost twice and he has to manage that. It is very important that Manchester United qualifies for the Champions League, as it was when I was manager.

"But they can also win the Champions League because they play a defensive system and it is very difficult to beat them, which, whether you like it or not, is the result of Mourinho's work."

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