Graeme Souness blasts Manchester United

Angry Louis van Gaal

The Liverpool legend has criticised the side's style, and manager Louis Van Gaal.

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has blasted Manchester United’s style in his column for the Sunday Times.

Louis Van Gaal’s side have come in for criticism from all corners this season for the style they have adopted, with many saying it doesn’t represent the United way including former midfielder Paul Scholes.

There was also an argument earlier in the season with West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce, who said his side, had failed to deal with long-ball United after they conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw, according to Sky. 

In his column, former Liverpool forward Graeme Souness has added his voice to the chorus of complaints.

"Spectators are still waiting for United to cut loose, score some goals and win with some style – this is a must for them,” wrote Souness.

He also adds that the side, who are currently 4th in the Premier League table, have swapped “swagger for stagger” in their aim to reach the Champions League once again.

Souness holds no punches in who he blames for United’s current style though, with former Barcelona manager Van Gaal coming in for particular criticism for the changes he has made to his side throughout the season.

Van Gaal has constantly changed both the formation and the players within it this season, with his decision to use Wayne Rooney in an unfamiliar midfield role throughout the season coming in for particular criticism.

"Players also like uniformity, they like to understand what they are doing,” added Souness.

“This year, with all the chopping and changing, there will be several players who are confused and they will not be slow in using that as an excuse for not playing well."

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