Former Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has admitted losing the joy of football while he was at Old Trafford.
The French star left the club during the winter window and he seems to be finding his feet again at Everton under manager Ronaldo Koeman.
Schneiderlin made a big-money move to United from Southampton. He started well under Coach Louis van Gaal but he was dropped outright under Coach Jose Mourinho – a move than almost wrecked his career. He revealed that his love for the game dwindled as he rarely played until the move of his former boss Koeman. Continue reading SCHNEIDERLIN LOST ‘JOY OF FOOTBALL’ AT OT
Louis van Gaal was dismissed from Stretford End in 23 May, 2016 and within 72 hours replaced with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The self acclaimed Special One – or is it Happy One? – has of recent come under series of attacks from fans and trolls alike for his team’s poor start to the 2016/2017 Premier League season – their worst ever in the Premier League era).
Manchester united midfielder Marouane Fellaini offered some comparison with Louis and Jose’s managerial styles:
“Louis van Gaal is stricter. Mourinho is strict, but not like Van Gaal,” said the Belgian international.
“It is funnier with Mourinho, the training changes all the time. It is not a routine. Van Gaal had his philosophy and he was strict but he was very different.” he added.
Fellaini however believes that Mourinho is the right man to take the Red Devils back to the perch Sir Alex Ferguson worked so hard to knock Liverpool off and place Manchester United on.
“I think Mourinho is the right manager. He has a lot of experience and he knows what he can do but you have to give him time as well so I’m sure the victories will come.” Continue reading MAROUANE FELLAINI BACKS MOURINHO
Louis Van Gaal is one of the experienced managers involved football and he has been in charge of clubs in Germany, Spain and Holland.
Coming to England for the first time with Manchester United, the Dutchman experienced the lack of a winter break during the league season for the first time in his career. Even tougher was the fact that United have had to deal with playing in the space of 48 hours after Boxing Day. After entertaining Newcastle United at Old Trafford on Boxing Day, United travelled to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham.
Van Gaal said that it was simply not ideal for the players and it showed during the drab 0-0 draw. United looked short of energy in the second half and were on the back foot for much of the last 45 minutes. He has quoted the rules from UEFA which demands at least 48 hours before the next kick-off. Since United’s match against Tottenham will be live on television, it kicks off much earlier than other matches. Thus, the Red Devils have even lower recovery time than some of the clubs at the top like Chelsea and Manchester City. Despite Van Gaal complaining about the lack of recovery times, he named the same starting line-up against Tottenham.
“Everybody knows that a body cannot recover within 48 hours. Therefore, there is a rule at Uefa and Fifa that you cannot play games [in that time]. That’s scientifically proven. Everybody knows that and, in spite of that, we have to play. It’s the culture of England.I don’t mind but it is not good for the health of the players and it is not good for the game because I think the FA, and also the fans, want attractive games. You have seen the second half [at Tottenham],” said Van Gaal.