Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says the club’s style of play under Louis van Gaal this season has bored him immensely.
Schmeichel won five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a Champions League medal during his eight-year stint but he hasn’t been impressed with what he has witnessed this season at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were eliminated from the Champions League at the group stages and have missed out on Champions League football next season after effectively finishing outside of the top four despite their final match with Bournemouth being abandoned.
United can still secure some silverware this season if they beat Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final but the great Dane offered a withering assessment of United under Van Gaal.
“Manchester United – a club that I love and have followed since I was a kid – have bored me to death this season,” he told Sky Sports.
“We are one of those clubs that has been dragged in completely the wrong direction. We never used to play football the way we play now. We never played for 1-0 and then defend. We always went for the second goal and the third.
“All the hard work that Sir Alex put in to recover what was there from Sir Matt Busby has been undone in a very short period of time. I, as a fan, want to be winning but to entertain equally as much too. I want exciting players.”