English Premiership

LVG not a fan of 4-4-2

2015-01-23 12:06
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits his side are still not yet comfortable playing 3-5-2, but believes they are slowly starting to adjust, reports Football411.

The Dutchman has come under plenty of criticism for his preferred formation, most notably during last week's trip to QPR when the traveling Red Devils supporters began chanting "four-four-two" in a bid for the boss to change up his tactics.

Van Gaal eventually succumbed to the calls and sent out a new formation in the second period, and it quickly paid dividends as United went on to score both goals in the second-half to earn a 2-0 win.

The former Netherlands boss, though, says he is left squirming on the bench when his side revert to 4-4-2, saying: "We have won more with 4-4-2 in a diamond, but when you analyse the game then we have twitched on the bench.

"I have twitched because we were out of balance. All the matches when we play 4-4-2 like against West Ham United (when 10-man United scraped a 2-1 win) it was always twitching and I don't like it."

The United boss is, however, determined to make his 3-5-2 preference work, adding: "They are still not comfortable (with 3-5-2). That is very important that they are comfortable. I would like them to feel more comfortable.

"But we have to do our preparation in the season so we are doing a lot of things during the matches.

"But we have had a fantastic run of results except Southampton at home. Up to now I am pleased and we are going in the right way."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur, Turf Moor 14:30
Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town, St. James' Park 17:00
AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitality Stadium 17:00
Leicester City v Crystal Palace, King Power Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 24 February 2019
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion, Stamford Bridge 14:00
Arsenal v Southampton, Emirates Stadium 16:05
Manchester United v Liverpool, Old Trafford 16:05
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Cardiff City v Everton, Cardiff City Stadium 21:45
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, King Power Stadium 21:45
Huddersfield Town v Wolverhampton Wanderers, The John Smith's Stadium 21:45
Newcastle United v Burnley, St. James' Park 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.