Watching Manchester United play football at this stage is quite legitimately, mentally draining…
Boring, slow, static, call it what you will, Manchester United’s football under Louis van Gaal is simply painful to watch.
Today, as they took on a Sheffield United side that sit 57 places below them in terms of league standings, many felt that Van Gaal would finally unleash the squad that he spent over a quarter of a billion building… how wrong we all were.
With 65 minutes gone, neither side had managed a single shot on target and after Memphis Depay unleashed an effort on goal that ended up blazing wide, United fans sarcastically applauded the effort as if they were supporting the away side.
This sort of rebellion from fans has rarely if ever been seen at Old Trafford and as United supporters increasingly voice their discontent with the performances under Louis van Gaal, one must surely wonder at this stage how much longer the Dutch manager can survive?