A disgruntled Manchester United supporter has written an open letter to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and director Richard Arnold criticising Louis van Gaal following the 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg on Tuesday night.
United crashed out of the Champions League group stages following their gut-wrenching defeat in Germany and will now compete in the knockout rounds of the Europa League from February onwards.
Joe Sillett, frustrated following months of unsatisfactory performances under the club’s under-fire veteran Dutch coach, has called on Woodward and Arnold to have a serious discussion amongst themselves and their fellow board members at Old Trafford to consider whether Van Gaal really is the best man for the job. (Scroll down this page to see the letter in full).
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Sillett argues that United fans are not getting value for their hard-earned cash in terms of entertaining performances on the pitch.
He also claims Van Gaal has made “a number of very poor decisions regarding letting players leave without adequately replacing them in the squad” and that very few Manchester United fans admire “the negative style of football” employed by the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich head coach.
United fans are right to feel frustrated
Following last night’s bitter disappointment, Sillett’s letter sums up how many Manchester United supporters feel about Van Gaal right now.
Having spent so much money on new players since arriving at Old Trafford in the summer of 2014, quite why United have such a threadbare squad and have only managed to produce a handful of genuinely entertaining performances during that time is mystifying.
Optimism was high when Van Gaal was appointed as David Moyes’ successor 18 months ago, but the revered Dutch coach has, so far, flattered to deceive with the Red Devils.
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