3 Things LVG Must Do This January: Change The Playing Style

Manchester United need to make some changes and make them fast looking at how perilously close Louis van Gaal came to being axed back in December. It wasn’t at all pretty and the results came in question more than the so-called ‘unattractive’ playing style. United failed to win a game in the month of December, rightly prompting demands that changes have to be made this January.

And the January transfer window is wide open now and deals are being done and completed already. And Manchester United are no strangers to getting linked to all sorts of players ever day, if not every hour. It’s clear that signings have to be made, but it isn’t quite clear what kind of signings to be made. So, here are some issues Manchester United need to address this January.

  1. Playing Style

It’s been a constant criticism ever since Louis van Gaal took over, barring the results and the scrutiny has deepened if the playing style has bored fans to sleep and if results aren’t going their way, much the December month. And United showed glimpses of entertaining football against Chelsea, but in vain as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Guus Hiddink’s struggling Blues.

And what Louis van Gaal has to improve is United’s playing style. It’s too possession based and too rigid for players to take risks. And all that’s happening in a world where you can’t score a goal without taking any risks. And that’s a big reason why United have failed to score too many goals of late.

It’s seemingly and increasingly looking as if the Red Devils are getting back to playing a pleasing brand of football than a bland one after a win over Swansea. And it has to continue.

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Written by Kaustubh Pandey

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