Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that Old Trafford’s dressing-room was less of a democratic place and in danger of becoming a very comfortable environment for his players as they struggled to solve their mid-season crisis.
United suffered the worst run towards the end of 2015, which is also believed to be the worst run in 26 years. The pressure on the Dutchman was intense in December as they went eight games without a victory before defeating Swansea City 2 – 1 in the league last on 2nd January this year.
Van Gaal said: “The atmosphere in our dressing-room is very good, maybe too good because they are always protecting the dressing-room, their colleagues. That is very good until a certain height.
“We have also changed our approach to the players to make it more easy to take responsibility. I have stimulated them to think about football. The game is a brain sport and now you can let them think with you and therefore you can change your approach.
“The players take the commitment, for example, for the game-plan and other kinds of decisions and then the commitment is higher and bigger I think.
“We are trying everything to come to a solution but at the end it always comes down to we are better than the opponents. But we have to score goals.”
Besides, according to the Sun, United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has been forced to ask Louis van Gaal to make the club’s training session’s FUN.
United players are believe to be unhappy with Van Gaal’s sessions, and it the club is now adopting some of the regimes use by Sir Alex Ferguson in order to improve the atmosphere at the Old Trafford.