Former Barcelona manager mocks Man Utd style and confirms Spurs interest

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Dutch national coach Louis Van Gaal criticised the style of Manchester United in their dealing with Van Persie and confirmed Premier League interest with Tottenham Hotspur the likely destination.

The reputation of David Moyes has changed excessively over the past 12-months and snide comments from one of World football's most respected managers isn't going to help his cause either.

Speaking from a FIFA workshop for all World Cup managers, Van Gaal outright backed his skipper to shine in Brazil with the Dutch national team because he is more comfortable there.

'I think he should be great in the tournament because he loves to play in the Dutch squad,' said Van Gaal.

And in a damning report of David Moyes's United side and why he isn't firing on all cylinders at Old Trafford at the minute, the 62-year-old added:

''The football from Man Utd now is for him maybe difficult but then he wishes to show his techniques.

'Techniques in the Dutch team for him is higher.'

It could be construed as harsh that Van Gaal has come out with these comments, especially when you consider he has netted 10 times in 15 Premier League games this season. Which is certainly not a record to be dismissive off.

Nevertheless, it's another striking comment against Moyes and United they need to quickly start proving wrong.

Van Gaal also confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur have been in contact with him about the possible managerial vacancy at White Hart Lane and that England is 'the next step in my career', but admitted his options are open.

''It could be another club [other than Spurs],' said the Dutch supremo.

'It depends on the vacancies because Spurs were already [in touch] with me, I prefer be focused on this World Cup and now there's another coach [Sherwood] so as coach you cannot say I go to that club or that club, it depends on circumstances'

Tim Sherwood is under contract for next season at White Hart Lane and despite doing a fantastic job so far, if he keeps it up, then Van Gaal may well have to look at alternatives.

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