Dwight Yorke has defended Paul Scholes’ recent criticism of Manchester United.
Despite Scholes insisting that “he would not have enjoyed playing” under van Gaal, Yorke has been quick to defend his old teammate and said that it is only natural for one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s old players to feel such a way.
Yorke said: “The legacy Sir Alex has left behind after 26 years has meant we’re used to seeing a certain type of football so you can understand the reaction of certain individuals who have played for the club for a very long time who are entitled to their opinion. Whether van Gaal agrees with that is another story.
“I can see why people are voicing their opinion because it’s not how United go about their business and it’s been very hard at times for people to bear. The final straw is the fact we went three games unable to score against lesser teams. The frustrations kick in then.”
Many Man United supporters have also been growing increasingly impatient over van Gaal’s possession based style of play, with chants of ‘Attack Attack Attack’ noticeable during many of the side’s recent home games, and it is not hard to see why.
United supporters are used to seeing, fast, direct and counter-attacking football, an identity the club has built itself on over the years, with the likes of Ryan Giggs, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo helping the club to achieve such a reputation.
However, a change of identity was always on the cards in the post-Fergie era, with the Scotsman himself urging United fans to be patient with van Gaal in order for him to succeed at the club.
With the Christmas period fast approaching, however, supporters will be growing increasingly impatient for United to inject some ruthlessness into their game, especially with the club sitting just two points behind leaders Manchester City.