The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Dutch side Feyenoord in the opening game of their Europa League campaign, and the match reminded many fans of Manchester United’s former manager Louis van Gaal.
A shock defeat to the underdogs in European competition. Sound familiar? A season after losing their opening game to FC Midtjylland in the Europe League, Manchester United have done it again. This time to Eredivisie side Feyenoord, whose most well known player is 36-year-old former Liverpool winger Dirk Kuyt.
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) September 15, 2016
10 man Dundalk draw 1-1 with AZ Alkmaar.
Manchester United can’t score past Brad Jones and lose 1-0 to Feyenoord pic.twitter.com/uPQQfmUf2r
— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) September 15, 2016
A number of fans thought that it was all too eerily familiar. Manchester United were known for similar types of games under former manager Louis van Gaal.
After the game, fans took to Twitter to talk about this resemblance.
This is all a bit Louis Van Gaal
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) September 15, 2016
Hate to say it, but, this Man Utd performance reminds of life under Louis van Gaal.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) September 15, 2016
@ManUtd It is like Louis Van Gaal never left.
— Dami (@bvmwrx) September 15, 2016
The van Gaal philosophy lives on lmao
— SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (@MOURlNHOED) September 15, 2016
Like watching van gaal at times that. Painful to watch
— Goodman (@KyeGoodman) September 15, 2016
Has Van Gaal just got a Mourinho zip up suit on??? 😂😂😂
— Matt Pidd (@MattPidd) September 15, 2016
Louis van Gaal after watching Man U tonight. 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/xiKN2z5IbA
— ChrisBest Oguguo (@ChrisOguguo) September 15, 2016
Our performance today is a clear resemblance of the Van Gaal era. We’ve been really poor as a whole. Disappointing is an understatement.
— ㅤㅤㅤ (@Pogbaganda) September 15, 2016
@ManUtd Van Gaal is that you?
— Martin (@MartinEAsC) September 15, 2016
Was this a tribute to Louis Van Gaal?! #MUFC
— Janam Muni (@janam138) September 15, 2016
Even Louis Van Gaal would fall asleep watching this. The football equivalent of being hit in the face by a casey covered in dogshit.
— Shite Sports News (@ShiteSportsNews) September 15, 2016