. There are a number of players who are unhappy under Louis Van Gaal’s reign at Manchester United. During an emergency meeting held this week, two of United’s Spanish players were reportedly very vocal about their concerns.
Louis van Gaal has a reputation for being a strict disciplinarian and it looks like the players are fed up of the Dutchman’s ways, with Wayne Rooney reportedly calling a crisis meeting this week after the club dropped out of the Premier League top 4. During the meeting, two prominent members of the Manchester United squad spoke out against Van Gaal.
According to a report by The Daily Mail, “Van Gaal is also facing a Spanish revolt by Mata and Ander Herrera, who fear their confused playing role at Old Trafford threatens their selection in Spain’s squad for the European Championship… Van Gaal may struggle to satisfy Mata and Herrera, whose dissatisfaction with the way they are being played may cause them to quit United in the summer if the Dutchman remains at the helm.”
Player Revolution to improve things at Old Trafford?
The crisis meeting held by Wayne Rooney involved a number of the members of the squad venting their frustrations in front of Van Gaal. It was also reported that they wanted him to ease up on the over-training as they believed it was a major cause for their injury woes.
Van Gaal is a manager who is open to taking advice, but he can sometimes be very vindictive, as we have seen in the case of Victor Valdes. But overall, a crisis talk was very much necessary at Old Trafford and this may give a new lease of life to Van Gaal’s managerial career at United, if he pays attention and listens to the players and fans.