Ewan McKenna on Louis van Gaal:
In terms of philosophy, the way he plays the game has long been gin clear – the creativity of his total football in attack is like the wild artist splashing paint across a canvas, the obsession with defence like a dusty-coated bookworm cocooned in a library corner. But Van Gaal’s early failing has been a lack of defensive signings and that’s forced him to rein in his entire gameplan to the point where progress has stalled. Indeed it’s meant, too, that the curious charm of both sides of his philosophy has been dumbed down by circumstance and United are almost as ineffective as they are dull. For now.
Interesting point, indicating that Van Gaal was not happy with the team at all. Would explain his tendency to play the younger Manchester United players at the beginning of the season rather than play experienced players out of position.
An regarding the title, it would seem that getting to the Champions League now is vital, unless the Glazers are ready to spend another huge amount of money this summer even if United fail to finish in the top four.