Although it wasn’t really needed, still Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken the bait and responded to Louis Van Gaal’s criticism that “Man United still only play parks the bus football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer”
‘The foundation in any team is to play well without the ball,’ Solskjaer explained when asked about Van Gaal’s criticism.
‘If you can do that you’ve got a great chance. If that’s high pressure, low pressure, medium, sometimes we have to vary that.
‘I’m very happy and grateful I’ve inherited a team that’s been through [different managers]. Players here – most of them – they’ve had Mourinho, they’ve had Van Gaal, they’ve had [David] Moyes and Fergie so they’ve had a great education. They know both sides of the game.
‘Louis van Gaal is entitled to his opinion. We’ve been looking at games. Some games we’ve pressed really high and won the ball up there and dominated.
‘He’s probably talking more about the PSG game, which was a game that we had to defend really well in the circumstances and counter-attack.
‘It’s about where you win the ball. You want to defend to win the ball to go forward. You have to win the ball to attack and for me there’s two ways. Can you attack quickly like we did today, why not? As long as your intention when you win the ball is to attack.’
Well, we all know that Louis Van Gaal is a bitter old man who has still not gotten over the fact that he was fired from his job at Old Trafford.
The occasional jibes directed towards Man United and our manager will not change the fact that Van Gaal is just not relevant anymore.