LVG: You can’t listen to 600 million opinions

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Since coming to Manchester United, Louis van Gaal has done things his way.

While some are entertained and others agitated by van Gaal’s antics, his side are in fourth place in the Premier League and primed to earn a Champions League berth next season.

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During the first half of United’s match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday, supporters called for a change to the side’s formation. In typical van Gaal fashion, he didn’t listen to the fans as his two second-half substitutes came on to provide both goals and three points.

After the match, van Gaal was asked if he listened to the supporters’ chants at Loftus Road.

I cannot observe the fans because how many fans do Manchester United have?

You cannot take into account 600 million opinions. To look at the players, to communicate with the players, to observe and to analyze: that’s my job.”

The Dutchman was also asked about the future of Radamel Falcao, who missed multiple chances throughout the match and was outshone by 19-year-old James Wilson who came off the bench to score for United. However, van Gaal refused to show his hand, stating Falcao’s hefty price tag does not mean he deserves more playing time.

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I have to treat all of the players at the same level with the same rules and same demands. It’s difficult to understand because the outside world is thinking when you pay a lot for the player then you have to put him in the squad.”

With the young Wilson producing and Falcao struggling, it will be interesting to see if the club decides to shell out the millions of dollars necessary to keep the Colombian at Old Trafford.

If Falcao doesn’t start to produce, he could become just one more of those 600 million Manchester United fans.