Javier Hernandez has suggested he prefers the more relaxed approach of his current Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti to the “strict” regime of Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
Hernandez is on loan at Madrid from Man United but he barely featured for the first seven months of the campaign.
However, the Mexican has flourished since an injury to Karim Benzema allowed him to showcase his talent up top. Hernandez grabbed the winner against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals and followed it up by scoring twice against Celta Vigo in La Liga.
Hernandez admitted that Ancelotti gives his players a lot more freedom to express themselves compared to van Gaal.
When asked about the two managers, Hernandez said: ”They are very different. Ancelotti has a bit more contact with us, he is more relaxed.
“Van Gaal likes routines a lot, the timetable is always the same. [He is] very strict and a disciplinarian. Ancelotti is more like Ferguson, [he] gives you more freedom.”
Van Gaal may be stricter when it comes to his managerial approach but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
The Dutchman commands the respect of his players as they know they can be dropped at any time. A recent six-game winning streak has showed that United are bearing the fruit of his approach.