Van Gaal hits back at claims his Manchester United side were ‘boring.’

Louis Van Gaal has hit back at claims his Manchester United side were ‘boring’.

Van Gaal, who collected 20 major honours in his managerial career, won the FA Cup during a two-year spell at Manchester United between 2014-2016, before being sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.

The veteran Dutch manager this week announced his retirement from football, and discussing his success he hit back at those who criticised his side’s style of play during his time at Old Trafford.

“It is not true,” Van Gaal told the BBC.

“You say it was boring. Why was it boring? Maybe it was boring-attacking but that was because the opponent parked the bus. Then you have to play at a higher tempo, which is difficult. Then you have to see what kind of players you have.

While Van Gaal also suggested that his plans had been scuppered by fellow Dutchman Robin Van Persie’s fitness issues.

“Wayne Rooney should have been the number 10 but Robin van Persie was not fit enough for the Premier League, which meant Rooney was the best striker we had. But Manchester United needs the best striker in the world.”

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