Morgan Schneiderlin.

Morgan Schneiderlin talks about Manchester United's goalscoring troubles

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Manchester United's style of play under Louis van Gaal has come under increased criticism this season. 

Despite sitting just one point off league leaders and arch rivals Manchester City, Red Devils supporters have shown their dissent at United's lack of attacking impetus.

The Dutchman's tactics are risk-free and focus heavily on retaining possession over creativity.


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As a result, the Old Trafford giants have only scored 20 goals this season, and fans have been pining for the free-flowing football of the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

But midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin believes it is difficult for Manchester United to express themselves when teams often put ten men behind the ball and adopt a defensive mindset.

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Although, the France international did admit his side need to start creating more chances.

In an interview with the club's official website, he said: “Every team we come up against is putting 10 people behind the ball and defending for their lives.

"I’ve seen teams win the Premier League with good, solid defences and not conceding goals."

“Sometimes, it’s difficult to create and find space but, of course, we should create more chances and do more.

“I know there is criticism, but we let people do their talking. Our job is to deliver by winning games. I’ve seen teams win the Premier League with good, solid defences and not conceding goals.

“Football is like that sometimes. But, of course, we need to work on our formation to try to score goals and win games.”


The criticism of Van Gaal's tactics has been striking and fans even began to chant "we're Manchester United, we want to attack" during the Red Devils' Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow.

If United may have been boring this season, they certainly haven't been wasteful. According to Transfermarkt, they have the fourth highest conversion rate in the division.

It begs the question, would Manchester United supporters rather win the Premier League with this style of play or produce attacking performances and lose the title?

Manchester United fans, what would you prefer? Let us know by leaving a comment below

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