Louis van Gaal's dressing room rant at his Manchester United team will be better for them in the long run, says Harry Redknapp

Van Gaal could be heard from outside the dressing room shouting at the United squad after their 5-3 capitulation against Leicester

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Louis van Gaal’s rant at his Manchester United squad after the 5-3 defeat to Leicester will benefit the team in the long run, according to Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp.

United looked to be cruising at 3-1 up at the King Power Stadium, but an incredible turn of momentum saw the Foxes battle back to claim a famous 5-3 victory, leaving both the United players and management staff stunned at what had played out on Sunday afternoon.

The loss meant United have made their worst start ever to a Premier League season – even worse than David Moyes managed last year – as they sit 12th in the table having gained just five points from five matches.

Van Gaal was far from impressed with the way his side collapsed at Leicester, and his dressing down of the players could be heard from outside the changing rooms, such was the Dutchman’s anger.


But Redknapp, who is battling to keep QPR in the top flight after winning promotion from the Championship last season, believes that Van Gaal’s fury will help the team to grow as they can get anything that is not to their liking off their chests.

“You’ve got to care when you get beat and you’ve conceded goals,” Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT

“I’m sure it [Van Gaal’s dressing down] won’t do any harm, there will be a few home truths told.

“It’s better to let it all out, than keep it under wraps. People don’t know what you’re thinking then.

“It is better if people express their views to each other.”

Wayne Rooney took his anger out on the pitch during the defeat

Goals from Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera had put United comfortably ahead despite a reply from striker Leonardo Ulloa, but a dramatic collapse saw Van Gaal’s side ship four unanswered goals that featured two penalties and a red card shown to Tyler Blackett.

Following the match, Van Gaal blasted his side for their performance in the second-half, and admitted that a number of his players had lost concentration.

“A lot of players lost their heads,” he said. “Then, anything is possible. We gave it away. They didn’t have to create a lot of chances – no, we gave it away.”