Rio Ferdinand believes LVG doesn’t quite have the idea how to use the forwards to the best of their abilities.
Ferdinand is also of the opinion that the Dutchman should not have let go of Chicharito during pre-season transfer window.
According to Ferdinand, it was not the wisest of the calls as the Mexico international could have proved to be immensely beneficial to the club.
Chicharito has gone to Bundesliga and he is currently one of the top 5 goal scorers over there playing for Bayer Leverkusen.
Talking about LVG on a TV show, Ferdinand said, “As a manager, you must know how to handle the forwards.”
“The way Van Gaal works, I think it’s not well suited to the forwards. He has a reserved mentality.”
“You see none of the forwards has been able to flourish under him, whether it’s Robin, Chicharito, Janujaz or whoever.”
“Chicharito is absolute class. You can rely on him to produce goals. But, players like him need a bit of freedom. You have to let them play in the manner they want to.”
“Van Gaal obviously couldn’t adjust to his style. But, you See, Leverkusen has given him that freedom and he’s netting for them almost every game.”
When asked if he thinks Van Gaal would still be at the helm at Old Trafford when the 2016-17 Season gets underway, the 37-year old ex Manchester United defender said, “The kind of results he has produced and with some of the big names waiting in the wings, it’s hard to imagine he would remain in charge beyond this season.”
United is going to host Chelsea in a couple of days and as per the speculations, a defeat in that game might mark the end of Van Gaal’s tenure.