Dwight Yorke has insisted that the “excitement will come back” at Manchester United.
Man United have been criticised by some sections of fans for a slow and boring style of play under Louis van Gaal this season, with chants of ‘Attack Attack Attack!’ noticeable from the crowd during recent games.
Despite Man United recently going three matches without scoring, Yorke believes that an exciting style of play will return to Old Trafford, whether under van Gaal or somebody else.
“You’ve got to take certain risks,” he said.
“It’s all well and good having a game-plan where you grind teams down and have the ball so much but the game is about excitement and taking chances. Nobody wants to see that type of football because at the end of the day we’re in the entertainment business.
“United in the past have been all about being exciting. Right now is not what we’re looking for and it will take a little while to come back. There is a transitional period we’re going through but we’ll be okay. The reality is the excitement will come back to United whether it’s under Van Gaal or somebody else.”
Having been one of United’s most prolific strikers under Sir Alex Ferguson, helping the club to a historical treble in his first season at the club, Yorke can speak with some authority on the subject of excitement.
United fans will be encouraged to hear Yorke’s thoughts, with many becoming increasingly frustrated with van Gaal’s uninspiring style of play. However, in some games, United have put in some fantastic performances, with the 3-0 win at Everton a particular highlight, and fans will only hope that this is what van Gaal comes to produce on a more consistent basis in the future.
With the important Christmas period fast approaching, supporters will feel that there is no better time for the players to demonstrate some exciting play once and for all, especially as the club only sit a mere two points behind league leaders Manchester City.