Gary Neville: Arturo Vidal perfectly suited to Van Gaal's Manchester United tactics

Arturo Vidal with Juventus Squad

Gary Neville believes Arturo Vidal is ideal for Manchester United.

Manchester United's failings were the hot topic of discussion on SkySports' Monday Night Football, with former captain Gary Neville dissecting their failings.

His main assertion was that the players are not suited to coach Louis van Gaal's system, and gave his personal opinion that he always found playing as a wing-back more difficult that a full-back.

Along with Jamie Carragher, he pointed out Van Gaal's Ajax's 3-5-2 formation of 1994/95 as the pinnacle of the strategy, but felt it impossible for United's players to adapt as quickly, given the Ajax players were mostly homegrown and taught the system from a young age.

Asked to choose the club in the modern era who have perfected it as good as any, Neville picked out Antonio Conte's Juventus side. And it was then he mentioned United transfer target Arturo Vidal.

"Vidal has a fantastic engine, he gets forward, gets back, he's schooled in this system. Juventus are brilliantly organised, and brilliantly drilled."

The midfielder's familiarity with Van Gaal's tactical set up, and United's need for a box-to-box midfielder, should make United's interest in him a formality.

With funds available to buy the Chilean, and Juventus open to big offers, it remains a mystery why Manchester United have not pushed ahead with the much mooted pursuit of the 27-year-old.

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