Gary Neville criticises Louis van Gaal’s recruitment as Manchester United manager

by Alex Turk

Gary Neville has slammed former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal‘s recruitment at the club, labelling his signings “really poor.”

Van Gaal lasted just two seasons as Man United boss before getting sacked at the end of the 2015-16 campaign but signed 13 players in that short space of time.

Seven of those have already been sold on by the club including Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Morgan Schneiderlin whilst a few such as Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial have been hits.

Gary Neville isn’t pleased with how the Dutchman recruited during his time at the helm, telling Sky Sports: “The club have spent £700m since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, it’s a fortune.

“If you’d have said to me six years ago that Manchester United were the title winners and then would spend £700m in the next few years, I would have said that they would have won multiple titles.”

“It hasn’t gone well, but you’ve got to remember Jose Mourinho has spent a lot of money, but the Louis van Gaal signings I have to say were really poor.”

United have only managed as high as a second-place finish since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, missing out on a top-four spot in two of the five campaigns since.

Mourinho does need time to build the squad he wants at the club though – there is still plenty of dead wood lying around which made the summer transfer window even more frustrating.

You may also like