Former United coach sticks the knife into Louis van Gaal

Rene Meulensteen one of Sir Alex Ferguson top coaches during his final few years at Manchester United has hit out at current manager and fellow Dutchman Louis Van Gaal. Meulensteen claimed that the Red Devils are having an “identity crisis”.

The former Fulham manager believes that the United boss should have the team “playing better” and reveals that the Dutchman isn’t his “cup of tea”.

“I find it a big surprise that Van Gaal has not managed yet to make the team play better,” Meulensteen told The Telegraph.

“We are nearly at Christmas now and look at the performances. I still don’t see a flow, a rhythm. They win five on the spin but they were absolutely pummeled at Arsenal and should have lost against Southampton. He’s not my cup of tea.

“United have been thrown into a bit of an identity crisis. Under Ferguson, it was routines, straightforward, people didn’t have to think about it.”

Van Gaal comes up against Brendan Rodgers in the Sunday-lunchtime kickoff, as Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford.