Dutch boss Louis van Gaal has come in for heavy criticism regarding his discussions with Manchester United over becoming the club's new manager.
As reported by El Confidential, Van Gaal - who signed a three year deal with the Premier League outfit last month - has also been criticised for his style of play ahead of his side's World Cup opener with Spain tonight.
The report has suggested that Van Gaal previously made it clear to his Dutch players that he didn't want them to think about their futures ahead of the tournament, despite being involved in talks with Manchester United himself. And this hasn't gone down well in his home country, as many have become frustrated with the new Red Devils boss.
In regards to his playing style, it appears that the Dutch public aren't happy with the 5-3-2 formation that the coach has installed, and want to see the team play exciting football.
The 62-year-old coach will, however, have a chance to prove his critics wrong later this evening. If his side can beat the World Cup holders in the Arena Fonte Nova, then they will have certainly sent out a strong message to the rest of the world.
Van Gaal's side won't have it easy in Group B, however, as they also have to take on Chile and Australia, in a group that many regard as the toughest in this summer's tournament.
Once the World Cup is completed, Van Gaal will have another huge job on his hands with Manchester United. The Red Devils' disastrous campaign of last season can't be repeated and the new boss will have to lead his new club back into Europe's elite competition at the first time of asking.
Many Manchester United fans will be hoping the club can secure a number of new signings as the club look to improve on their dismal seventh placed Premier League finish of last term.
It remains to be seen as to whether United's transfer plans are disrupted because of their manager's involvement in the World Cup.
Manchester United fans will certainly be interested in tonight's World Cup clash, as the finalists from 2010 go head-to-head.
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