Wednesday, 21 September 2016

JOSE MOURINHO Blames Louis Van Gaal For Their Current 3-match Losing Run.

Jose Mourinho believes Louis Van Gaal's legacy is to blame for his plight at Manchester United.

Mourinho is wrestling with his first crisis at Old Trafford after losing a three game in eight days and it is understood he reckons he is still dealing with the fall-out from predecessor Van Gaal's reign six game into his debut season.

Mourinho told friends he feels the players are still hindered by the rigid style of play under his old Barcelona mentor Van Gaal.
He believes he is having to retrain the players to think for themselves after two years of being stifled by Van Gaal's mental-straitjacket approach.

Mourinho criticised left-back Lke Shaw for Watford's second goal in the 3-1 defeat at Vicarage Road last weekend, but does understand the full-backs are being asked to do the opposite of what was required of them by Van Gaal.

Mourinho wants his full-backs to push forward, after they had two years of Louis Van Gaal telling them to pass inside to the centre-half to retain possession.

Jose Mourinho can see some of his players are confused and feels this has contributed to a losing streak that could reach four games in the League Cup at Northampton on Wednesday night.

It is believed Mourinho feels midfielder Ander Herrera, in particular, is struggling to cope after being told to play differently by Van Gaal.

Mourinho is confident the players will successfully adapt to his style of play though, given time.


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