Louis Van Gaal: Manchester United stars were unprofessional and ignored emails

by Marwan Harraz

Former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has blasted his former players, claiming they were unprofessional in their jobs.

The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford after David Moyes’ horrendous tenure but failed to live up to the initial hype himself.

Van Gaal had admirably taken an underwhelming Netherlands side to the 2014 World Cup semi-finals which they only lost to on penalties to Argentina.

United were expected to play the same exciting football the national team did but instead were forced to witness some pretty turgid displays.

Eventually the former Bayern manager was sacked for failing to qualify for the Champions League in his second season but he’s not forgotten just how unprofessional his former players were.

According to 101 Great Goals, Louis told Bild: “Yes that’s true [that he tracked players emails]. I sent emails to the players, in which I pointed out, for example, their strengths and weaknesses.

“I developed the digital tracker with my IT man. Each player was able to log in. So I gave everyone the opportunity to prepare for the conversation with me at home and to meet me in dialogue at eye level.

“This testifies to their unprofessionalism and I have then addressed them. But I already did that with the emails at Bayern. My conviction is that a full professional also wants to live professionally. Like Arjen Robben. He read the emails.”

While not reading emails does seem like a silly thing to highlight, it does hint at a questionable mentality currently with the Red Devils’ squad.

The quotes surface right after Jose Mourinho raised concerns over some of his star’s attitudes in light of their defeat to Sevilla.

The loss was considered to be Manchester United’s worse of the season with many expected them to cruise past the Spanish side.

Fans have been saying since Louis Van Gaal‘s era began that many of the club’s stars didn’t seem to have any desire or passion for the shirt they were wearing.

While Mourinho has attempted to address that by reshuffling the pack to a degree, there still remains some deadwood and players who should no longer represent the club.

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