Andrei Kanchelskis says Manchester United 'play like robots' under Louis van Gaal

Former United midfielder is not a fan of the Dutchman

James Orr
Tuesday 03 November 2015 12:47
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

Manchester United great Andrei Kanchelskis has some scathing words for current United manager Louis van Gaal, saying that the team "play like robots".

Kanchelskis played for United between 1991 and 1995 under Sir Alex Ferguson, winning two Premier League titles and an FA Cup.

The Russian, 46, said of Van Gaal's United: "Van Gaal is too pragmatic, his footballers play like robots.

“They are kept within a strict framework, they are not allowed to improvise, contrary to what Ferguson allowed us to do.

“Van Gaal, of course, is a good coach but, in my opinion, he is not for Manchester United. I’m looking at his game for the second season now."

The former midfielder added: “He says that the transformation is going on, but I still couldn’t understand what he is looking for.

Andrei Kanchelskis in action for Manchester United back in 1994

“There is an impression that he doesn’t know what he wants. No creative players, no wingers. Nobody could serve Wayne Rooney.

“The current Manchester is not the same as it was under Ferguson.”

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