Louis Van Gaal | 2015-16 Performance Thread

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Nighteyes, Jul 30, 2015.

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Van Gaal: The verdict

  1. 1) Sack him now.

  2. 2) Sack him at the end of the season.

  3. 3) Let him see out his contract and part ways after that.

  4. 4) Extend his contract.

  5. Undecided (between 1 and 2).

  6. Undecided (between 2 and 3).

  7. Undecided (between 3 and 4, if things improve before his contract expires, extend).

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  1. Aug 22, 2015

    Garethw scored 25-30 goals a season as a right footed RW

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    Perfectly summed up.
  2. Aug 22, 2015

    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Because Darmian was on a Yellow and we need him every week. Would have be awful if we got hit on the counter and Darmian tripped someone up and got sent off.
  3. Aug 22, 2015

    kps88 Full Member

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    70% possession, 20 shots, 8 on target (compared to their 0). We battered them and towards the end threw players forward at the risk of being caught on the break. Cowards football....
  4. Aug 22, 2015

    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    Stop being so dramatic, the first 20 mins was exactly how a United team should play. We created enough today but lack quality in the final third, unfortunately there's not many reasonable transfer targets who would bring what we need (except Pedro unfortunately). The defence looks a lot better and the only criticism I have right now is lack of Herrera.
  5. Aug 22, 2015

    United22 Full Member

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    20 minutes against a relegation fodder Newcastle is not good enough for Manchester fecking United. Our quality in the final third was absolutely appaling
  6. Aug 22, 2015

    Judas Open to offers

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    No risks allowed football is utterly horrible to watch.
  7. Aug 22, 2015

    Name Changed weso26

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    Yes.
  8. Aug 22, 2015

    Leg-End Full Member

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    We simply aren't ruthless enough under him, it's all about the %'s of risk.
  9. Aug 22, 2015

    LARulz Full Member

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    When he says we played well I get really pissed off. He then just blames it all on luck and that's not right, it's fecking ridiculous
  10. Aug 22, 2015

    All 3 United His tinfoil hat protects him from the Glazers.

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    If that was your idea of a fantastic performance LVG, please go and take your philosophy to another club.
  11. Aug 22, 2015

    Big Ben Foster Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I agree. He also isn't able to change his approach depending on the situation. I'm rapidly losing faith in him and I think he's running out of excuses.
  12. Aug 22, 2015

    Ryan7 Full Member

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    That'd be hard. The philosophy doesn't exist.
  13. Aug 22, 2015

    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Exactly.
  14. Aug 22, 2015

    Red Dreams Full Member

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    LvG is too cautious..saw this in all 3 games we have played so far.

    Fine if you want to play posession football...but not with the formation he has. Keeping teh ball and doing nothing with it is pointless.
  15. Aug 22, 2015

    Aporkalypse Full Member

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    Knees be jerkin'
  16. Aug 22, 2015

    K2K Full Member

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    I hate the football he plays, and would seriously reconsider his position at the end of the season..But lets not jump from one pan into the fire...
  17. Aug 22, 2015

    Tosicsleftpeg Full Member

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    Reminded me of the Fulham game under Moyes in the 2nd half.
  18. Aug 22, 2015

    K2K Full Member

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    If only we werent playing such kind of Football for the majority of his tenure here.Reminds me of his Dutch side against Costa Rica at the world cup..thats just his type of management
  19. Aug 22, 2015

    United again! New Member

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    8/39 crosses.
  20. Aug 22, 2015

    wr8_utd :'(

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    I intensely dislike LvG. The football he plays is every bit as turgid as the one under Moyes, his subs are baffling and horrendous, his "philosophy" is trash, he constantly plays players out of postions and somehow thinks Herrera doesn't merit a start. I hope we don't give him the entirety of his three year contract. He's going to take this club backwards.
  21. Aug 22, 2015

    United again! New Member

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    Possession football is by definition cowardball. Completely the opposite of what Manchester United is built on.
  22. Aug 22, 2015

    Woodenlung Full Member

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    Needs to give Rooney the shepherds crook if he puts in more performances like that. This will be a big test of his tenure here. Had no problem binning RVP and Falcao and he really should do the same for his captain. There isn't enough attacking drive from his midfield either. Good passers and shielders of the defence, but Herrera needs to be there to link up with the attack. He gives the ball away more, but provides greater attacking thrust.
  23. Aug 22, 2015

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Some hilariously over the top reactions here.

    Only issue I see is Herrera not playing any part.
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    Red Dreams Full Member

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    possession without penetration. that is our problem.
  25. Aug 22, 2015

    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    How is possession play cowardly? Van Gaal doesn't pick the passes for the players either does he? Christ. One draw and everyone loses their shit.
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    Xaviesta Full Member

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    I agree with you. You'll play worse than today and win.
  27. Aug 22, 2015

    Varun Moderator Staff

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    He should have brought on Herrera in place of schneiderlin but some absolutely baffling comments on here.
  28. Aug 22, 2015

    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    I wonder if you would have been saying this if Rooney's goal stood, along with Mata, Smalling and Chico's chances going in? Granted obviously they didn't go in and we end the game a 0-0, but we had plenty of chances to put this game to bed. If we were being too cautious btw, then we wouldn't have been left 3 vs 1 on the counter attack near the end of the game would we?
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    Tosicsleftpeg Full Member

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    Not talking about crossing numbers, I simply mean we had masses of possesion and looked like we were totally incapable of creating clear cut chances. Yes in the Fulham game we scored but that was from volume of crosses.
  30. Aug 22, 2015

    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    And we've done so plenty of times in the past. By a couple of goals, even.

    Attack, yes, one can criticize. We clearly lack goals. But it's weird how everything becomes terrible because we draw.
  31. Aug 22, 2015

    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    Schneiderlin started?
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    I'd love to see you explain that. Such a weird comment.
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    Summit "do the dead, spread your seed and get out"

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    We weren't too cautious ffs. Bad finishing and good keeping let us down today.
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    Attila Full Member

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    Playing two defensive midfielders against relegation candidates is very dodgy
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    prath92 Full Member

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    Even that isn't necessarily a bad thing mata and Memphis to me were very lively and maybe januzaj could have been benched. But then he did have 2 decent games and deserved his chance.
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    Varun Moderator Staff

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    In place of I meant. Worded it badly. We didn't need 2 deep CMs when Newcastle were defending with 11 men.
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    Mister_Stubbs New Member

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    Growing up watching us play with width, pace and urgency.. It's really hard for me to accept the way LVG wants us to play football.
  38. Aug 22, 2015

    Freak Born a freak always a freak.

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    The overreaction on here is mind boggling. Our end product let us down not our style of play. We did attack, a lot. But the players fecked up in the final third.
  39. Aug 22, 2015

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    It's not just one game though is it? It was the entire last season, but most people thought ok let's see how he redefines the squad in the summer and see what happens. Now he's got a great squad but the football is still oh so cautious. Take the bloody clamps off the players and let them play before it's too late
  40. Aug 22, 2015

    ArmchairCritic You got pets me too mines are dead

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    We haven't really played like to 2007 if we're being honest, this was a classic late Ferguson era game today where we used to nick a goal late on.