It’s fair to say Manchester United haven’t been the most entertaining team to watch this season.
And it’s reached the point where even manager Louis van Gaal is tired of his team’s uninspiring performances.
United haven’t scored a first half goal at home since September 30 and Van Gaal admitted to feeling “very bored or angry” during United games.
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“There are matches that I have enjoyed very much,” Van Gaal said, reported the Telegraph. “Against Chelsea I have enjoyed it but the result was 0-0 and we could have lost.
“There are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence, but that is football.
United’s current style bears no resemblance to the fast, attacking system that Sir Alex Ferguson instilled in his 27-year reign as United boss.
Yet Van Gaal believes United supporters are wrong to expect stunning football each and every game.
“It’s not every match that every club is playing fantastically, football that attracts the people. But that is also why the fans are coming. They can criticise but they can also cheer the players."
United fans haven’t failed to hide their frustration and Van Gaal is fully aware the Old Trafford faithful expects exciting football, but refused to promise a change in style.
“They have been ironic [against Sheffield United], but that’s also an expression of the fans and that’s good. Also the players were frustrated and the fans are frustrated.
“You have to know that as a player, as a manager and the fans that we can’t always play fantastic football and that was also the case in former days when it didn’t happen. I’m sorry about that but it is like that.”
Club legend Paul Scholes slammed into his former team on Saturday, revealing he would have been “depressed” if he had played in United’s 1-0 win over Sheffield United in FA Cup tie.
"The players looked bored themselves,” Scholes said, reported the Telegraph. “There's no spirit, there's nobody having a go at each other, there's no smiling, there's no entertainment.
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