“Mourinho’s United More Boring”

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United are “far more boring” under Jose Mourinho’s guidance than they were under him.

Mourinho has regularly been accused of deploying defensive tactics in big games since replacing Van Gaal at Old Trafford in 2016.

Van Gaal was also heavily criticised for a perceived negative style of play during his spell in charge of United but the Dutchman insists his old side are more dull under Mourinho than they were under him.

Speaking to Fox Sports Netherlands, Van Gaal said: “If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year ever, given the circumstances I was working under.

“We played football that was quite alright. But it’s not football that is appreciated in England.

“And yet, right now, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not being criticized while it’s far more boring football.’’

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