Manchester United player tells journalist he's struggling under Louis van Gaal

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Telegraph football journalist Jason Burt has revealed that an anonymous Manchester United player has told him that he's finding it very difficult to play under Louis van Gaal. 

As reported by the BBC, Burt has insisted that one member of the Red Devils believes he's currently half the player because of the way the club are currently playing. 

United, despite sitting in second position in the Premier League, have come in for a great deal of criticism recently for their below-par performances. 


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In fact, including last night's stalemate at home to PSV in the Champions League, Van Gaal's side have failed to score in four of their last seven games in all competitions.

And it appears that one Manchester United player is seriously concerned with the current dynamic at the Theatre of Dreams. 

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Speaking to BBC Radio Five Live, Burt stated: “One player at United told me he’s half the player he can be here at the moment because of the way they are playing.

“He doesn’t feel it is fair on him, he doesn’t feel it’s fair for the fans that he can’t express himself properly and he finds it very difficult to play here.”

It's worrying 

Let's be honest, it wouldn't come as a major surprise if more than one United player was unhappy with the ongoings at the club right now. Under Van Gaal, United are a shadow of their former selves.

Game in, game out, they are just about meeting the required level, but there's a lack of risk involved in their game. United are no longer a joy to watch and it can't be much fun to play for them. Something clearly needs to change.

But can Van Gaal adjust his philosophy? He's certainly talked enough about it, but he has to adapt to meet the needs of his players. The Red Devils have a number of exciting stars, but they appear to be a team lacking in energy and ambition. 

Manchester United fans: who do you think the anonymous player is? Have your say below! 

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