Andy Cole thinks Manchester United under Louis van Gaal are not playing the way they used to, joining former Manchester United players Paul Scholes and Michael Owen in criticizing the club’s display in 2014-15 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal successfully guided the club back into the Champions League by finishing in the top four of the Premier League at the first time of asking, but, with the club not always operating at their free-flowing best – evident in their haul of 62 league goals, their second worst tally in the Premier League era, the manager has come under some criticism by former player Andy Cole. Criticizing the way Manchester United played, Cole said: “The way they played this season, it is not typical Man United.” “It’s not Sir Alex Ferguson and galvanising football where you had attack because he and the fans would let you know you’re not attacking. “The history of the football club is about style. It’s about attacking teams. If […]

Former Manchester United player Andy Cole feels Louis van Gaal will have to ensure a top four finish this season, if he hopes to attract any players in the summer transfer window. The Red Devils are currently third in the league table, six points behind second placed Manchester City and look steady on their course for a return to the Champions League, after they missed out last year, owing to a disappointing seventh place finish under David Moyes. But on the down side, United are a mere one point ahead of Southampton and Arsenal, who occupy the fourth and fifth rung respectively, while eighth placed West Ham United are just seven points away. And Cole, who has made 275 appearances with 121 goals to his name for the English club, feels that making it to the top four of the Premier League is more important than winning the FA Cup, a trophy that has eluded Manchester United for 11 years. […]