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Solskjaer Is Not Different From Mourinho, United Still Pack The Bus – Louis van Gaal

Former Manchester United Manager, Louis van Gaal has said the Manchester United under Ole Gunner Solskjaer are a team that still “parks the bus” like they did under Jose Mourinho.

Speaking to the BBC, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager revealed that despite Solskjaer’s success, he is following the script laid down by Mourinho as regards how the team sets up and his approach to games.

“The coach after me [Mourinho] changed to park-the-bus tactics and played on the counter. Now there is another coach who parks the bus and plays on the counter. The main difference between Mourinho and Solskjaer is that Solskjaer is winning.

“I am not there but there does look to be a change and the atmosphere seems to be better. It is also true that Solskjaer has changed Paul Pogba’s position and put him into an area where he is much more important.

Van Gaal, who was sacked by Manchester United despite winning the FA Cup also said the defensive style wasn’t how legendary United manager, Alex Ferguson played

“But the way Manchester United are playing now is not the way Ferguson played. It is defensive, counter-attacking football. If you like it, you like it. If you think it is more exciting than my boring attacking, OK. But it is not my truth.’

 

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