Van Gaal admits being “bored” by Manchester United during some games


The rallying cry for Louis Van Gaal detractors has been that Manchester United’s style has been boring, and Paul Scholes went as far as to say the manager himself looks “bored”.

It turns out that Scholes has been right, at least on a few occasions.

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Van Gaal’s Manchester United takes on Newcastle on Tuesday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra), and the Dutchman is surely hoping he won’t be lacking entertainment.

For any number of reasons. From the BBC:

“There are matches that I have enjoyed,” said the Dutchman.

“And there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence, but that is football.”

It’s interesting to note that, however LVG is organizing the squad, they aren’t finishing their chances and breaking down the opposition (not in that order). As in any team, this lies more on the players than a coach, no?

Then again, if the players hate a coach — Cough: Chelsea under Mourinho — freeing them from the shackles of that dislike can clearly be a boon to a me-first unit.