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    Louis Van Gaal – The Dutch David Moyes

    I am, or maybe I now have to say was, a very successful manager. I am not the same coach of 25 years ago”. A big statement from the current Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, but does he actually fare any better than his predecessor, David Moyes (pictured above)?

    Current Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal
    Despite securing a top 4 finish in his first season and subsequently qualifying for a place in this season's UEFA Champions League, Louis Van Gaal’s total spend of a staggering £271.7million in the transfer market has not translated itself into the sort of success he envisaged on the receipt of his stellar signings, with it costing him £2.6million per point on average in the Premier League. 

    Former Manchester United manager David Moyes
    When compared with the total spend of £64.6million of previous manager, David Moyes, in the transfer market, it is evident that Moyes offered United Shareholders better value for money with a cost of £1.1million per point on average in the league. Also equipped with a more youthful and arguably stronger squad, Louis Van Gaal’s lack of efficiency, in both the transfer market and league, dwarfs the stats of David Moyes. However, are United fans planning to fly a banner over his head too? I doubt it.

    Former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao
    You could even say under LVG’s guidance, certain players seemed to regress in their development. Most notably stellar signings Angel Di Maria and Memphis Depay. However, despite the influence of injuries, neither Luke Shaw, Bastian Schweinsteiger, nor Radamel Falcao can be said to have hit the ground running in United colours.

    Louis Van Gaal’s Man United currently sit 6th in the Barclays Premier League, having recently also been dumped out of Europe’s elite competition, the UEFA Champions League, at the hands of VFL Wolfsburg. A further loss at Anfield against bitter rivals Liverpool, in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League headliner, would see an unwelcome, double figure, points gap open up between “Louis Van Gaal’s army” and the current league leaders. This could leave United fans with a sense of 'déjà vu', as Louis Van Gaal’s points tally begins to mirror that of his ill-fated predecessor David Moyes. A road which Moyes found led to being shown the United door.

    Its now down to you Louis.. 

    By André René-Gordon

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