Louis van Gaal has suggested he has not had enough quality to work with during his time as manager of Manchester United.
Man United have spent upwards of £250m since van Gaal took charge of the club in 2014, with the likes of Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger all making the switch to Old Trafford.
However, United have suffered a poor campaign this term as they sit fifth in the Premier League table, although they have reached the FA Cup final. Van Gaal believes he has done the best he can with the players he has worked with.
“I have said everything in advance. We need quick, creative players. I’ve said that, also in the transfer period,” van Gaal said.
“That’s a tricky remark of me because I have to manage players whose quality is not always what I want. But still we are here, still we are fighting for the fourth place, also we are in the final of the FA Cup.”
United certainly had a “quick, creative” player in Angel di Maria last season but van Gaal’s tactics and use of the Argentine reportedly disillusioned him and he left for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Van Gaal should take his fair share of the blame for United’s struggles this term as his negative style of football has often zapped the confidence from his players.