Louis van Gaal tells Manchester United fans to stop living in the past

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Under pressure Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told fans to stop living in the past and start judging the team on the present. 

Red Devils supporters have been vocal in their discontent of Van Gaal's tactics and have often been heard chanting "attack, attack, attack" at matches this season.

The Old Trafford giants' early elimination from the Champions League has done the Dutchman no favours but he has hit back, telling fans to stop living in the past.


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He claimed it was impossible to compare the United of 2015 to the side from 10 years ago as it is more difficult with the amount of money in the game.

“You have to analyse the club as it is now. You cannot compare it with 10 years ago because there is an evolution in football and in European football.

As per the Mirror, he said: “The problem is that we have to meet the expectations - and the expectations at a club like Manchester United are very high, and that’s our problem.

“You have to analyse the club as it is now. You cannot compare it with 10 years ago because there is an evolution in football and in European football.

“Now we have many more clubs who have the money, who also have the structure to - and are able to - win something. It’s the same in the Premier League."

Van Gaal may have a point, the ever-growing amount money in world football means there are more clubs capable of competing on all fronts.

However, having spent over £250 million since taking the reigns in the summer of 2014, he can not say he hasn't had the necessary financial backing.


But it is the style of football on show that has been the focal point of supporters' discontent.

United's inability to qualify from a group that consisted of Wolfsburg, PSV Eindhoven and CSKA Moscow was nothing short of embarrassing.

Their lack of attacking intent has led to a shortage of goals and it does not take millions of pounds to produce nice football, just look at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.

However, the silver lining would be that United are still well-placed in the title race as they sit just three points off table-toppers Leicester City.

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