Its no longer news that since the ceremonial exist of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have become a shadow of themselves or better still have become like every other team struggling to make it to Europe. This season have seen them drop from top spot to the sixth position within a period of 8 weeks. With a single win in their last six matches and three straight defeat between December 12 to December 26 2015.
For the first time in a long while Manchester united have been finding it difficult to play attractive football and win games at the same time. Its either they play very boring football and win by a single goal or go all out to attack and loose as evident in games against Arsenal, Wolfsburg and more recently Newcastle.
With the board looking firm to make sure Louis Van Gaal stay out his contract with the club, United fans worldwide can only wish the Dutch man take a deep look into all he has written in his note pad and get United back to winning ways amidst playing attractive football again.
Five simple things Louis Van Gaal must do to get things back to normal at Old Trafford.
1. TAKE YOUNG BACK TO LEFT WING BACK
Its no coincidence that Ashley Young's best performance in the Red colours of Manchester United have come when he plays in the left wing back position. But it is very baffling to know that Louis Van Gaal up till this moment still prefer to gamble and play Young off position
2. MOVE DALEY BLIND TO THE MID FIELD
It beats my imagination on how Louis Van Gaal have felt so confident in playing Daley Blind in the center Back position even when players like Marco Rojo, Phil Jones, Paddy Mc Nair have been fit. Blind has no attribute to pass him fit as a center back. Most of the time when faced with pressure he is always found wanting and appears lost. If Louis Van Gaal is serious about turning things around at Old Trafford, he need to start by first sending Blind back to the Midfield position where he did exceptionally well in his first season at Old Trafford.
3. MAROUANE FELLAINI
I find no words to booster this point but Fellaini is a serious enough issue that LVG has to look into. The earlier he finds how best to use him and when to use him, the better for him and his team.
4. KEEP THE PLAYERS FIT
Rumor has it that LVG training sections are very hectic and tiring which has resulted to so many injuries. In as much as his philosophy is built on having players who are fit, LVG and his training staff should try and reduce the fitness training workload and concentrate on keeping his players fit, by fit I mean Injury free.
Lingard seems to be the only player who plays the traditional United way, pushing the ball forward with purpose, taking on players and lifting the spirit of the Old trafford faithful. LVG should try as much as possible to ensure Lingard is fit and should be playing ahead of Memphis Depay. Jesse Lingard may have missed a sitter against Newcastle but his impact on the game has been far above average compared to anything Memphis Depay has put in all season.