Dwight Yorke has labelled Manchester United’s style of play as “unacceptable” under Louis van Gaal this season.
Man United have been criticised at various points over the course of the campaign following a slow, calculated way of playing.
Van Gaal’s side head into Thursday’s Europa League clash against Liverpool needing a big win having suffered a demoralising 2-0 loss in the first leg at Anfield. Yorke, who won a number of trophies in his playing days at United, called for “change” at the club.
“The Manchester United way has not been there for nearly two years now,” Yorke said.
“We understand there is a transitional period and we accept that. But what we don’t accept is where we are and the way we play. The type of football is just not acceptable.
“We’re in the entertainment business and there is a certain Manchester United way – a brand of football they have worked hard for – and we’re not seeing that. It’s not exciting and that has to change.”
It is clear that van Gaal is not the right man to lead United and, although the Dutchman has survived up to this point, officials at the club would have to be blind not to see that change is needed.
This season has been a terrible one for United supporters but, with Jose Mourinho reportedly waiting in the wings to take over at Old Trafford, optimism should be restored at the club soon enough.