View from the Opposition: Style of play is Louis Van Gaal’s biggest issue at Manchester United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Norwich-based taxi driver Teresa Keenaghan is a committee member of the MUFC East Anglia Supporters Association

How worried are United fans about the recent wobble in form?

The wobble in form is not as much a concern as the style of play. We are used to fast attacking football with flying wingers and full-backs.

How much more time does Louis van Gaal have to improve performances?

I think he has until the end of his contract (2017), as far as the board are concerned. The fans would probably like to see him go very quickly, but I don't think it will happen.


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Which players have been the biggest disappointments?

Wayne Rooney has been poor all season, Memphis has not improved since joining.

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And which players have performed well?

Anthony Martial has shown glimpses of quality. David de Gea has been solid. Chris Smalling has improved massively on previous seasons.

Is a title challenge possible following United's Champions League exit?

Being in the Europa League makes it hard, given the amount of games if they stay in the competition, but anything is possible.

Are you worried about the Norwich game, after losing to Bournemouth?

Always worried about playing Norwich, as I will get plenty of grief if we lose.

Which of the Canaries players can cause United problems?

Nathan Redmond has a lot of potential, running at our defence – I think he's dangerous.

Do you have fond memories of previous matches against City?

The game in 2014 (United's 4-0 win at Old Trafford), simply because it was Ryan Giggs' first game as manager.

Do you think the Canaries will avoid relegation?

I hope so, and I think they will. They have a very good manager.

And finally, what is your prediction for the game?

Manchester United to win 2-1. • The MUFC East Anglia Supporters Association is the biggest official Manchester United supporters club in the UK, with over 4,500 members. The group is made up of members from Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, with two committee members from each county. They operate executive coaches to all home games and, subject to tickets, many away fixtures as well.

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