German veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger has told fans to keep their faith in Louis van Gaal amidst uproar over his playing methods and tactics.
31-year-old German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger was brought to Old Trafford by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal over the summer and has become an integral part of the side. He was also a part of LVG’s squad at Bayern Munich which won the German league and cup, as well as reaching the 2010 Champions League final.
Schweinsteiger recently took the time to address the fans over growing concerns about Van Gaal’s tactics and philosophy.
a It is not about October or November, it is about May,a the 31-year-old said. a I remember the fans were unsure about him early-on at Bayern but in the end we did the double and so the fans in Munich loved him. I am sure Louis will bring success to United. I am convinced about that but we have to do our work and we have to improve. I am convinced it will happen”, he said, according to The Guardian.
a I recognize similarities between Louis van Gaal here and at Bayern Munich. In Munich, if you remember, it took a while before the team understood exactly how he wants to play football. But, in the end, we won the Bundesliga title and made it to the Champions League final. You have to be patient. But of course during that you have to win, you have to get results and you have to score. I think we are in a good way. We can improve. But the team spirit here is great.a
Good Results But No Attacks
While Manchester United currently sit at 4th position on the EPL table, two points away from leaders Man City and Arsenal, their possession play and lack of attacking threats have left fans fuming. But LVG is not one to give in to popular demand, and he will probably do things his way to the end.
The squad has changed almost completely during his two years in charge and it remains to be seen whether Van Gaal can live up to his reputation and build a trophy-winning squad after being given such freedom and resources by the management.