After spending nearly £300 million on flabbergasting transfers like Bastain Schweinsteiger, Matteo Darmian, Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay and Morgan Schneiderlin, the dutch manager of Manchester United, Lous Van Gaal, still seems to be uncertain about his team’s performance this season.
Manchester United seems to be lacking the excellence in their play since their legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013. Many believe the team has been slacking on field and could not create any impact on their opponents since then.
Van Gaal joined United right after the 2014 World Cup. He is known for his unique, out of the box strategies and has been successful as manager in his previous tenures in Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and the Netherlands National team. His first endeavour in the English Premier League is still awaiting success.
Mirror.co.uk reported that before kicking off the UEFA Champions League with PSV Eindhoven, Van Gaal told in an interview that he is not very sure about how his team will perform in the Champions League being a global competition.
“We have to show on the pitch if we are able to win matches on the highest level, that’s also a challenge for us now. Last year we were fourth in the Premier League. We qualified ourselves this year and that was our aim so now we have to show if we are able to play at that level and that I don’t know, either. I have to wait and see. I think the Champions League is a higher podium than the Premier League but maybe it’s not like that,” the manager explained, quotes Sky Sports.
His under confidence in the team seems to be quite true when the team lost their first match against Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.
The squad did not include Wayne Rooney on account of his injury. Left back Luke Shaw’s severe double leg fracture added fuel to United’s breaking morale. Like no one would expect from Juan Mata, he failed to convert an easy assist by Schweinsteiger and right back Matteo Darmian’s poor performance led to a 2-1 defeat of Manchester United last night, noted Espn.