Former Manchester United winger Luis Nani has criticised manager Louis van Gaal for his way of treating experienced and older players at the club.
The Dutchman came from in the summer of 2014 and it was straightaway evident that Nani was not going to figure in his plans. The Portuguese winger featured very little under the Dutchman during pre-season. This latter had an effect during the campaign itself and Nani ended up leaving the club for Turkish outfit Fenerbahce. He has now revealed the Dutchman’s training methods. Nani claims that van Gaal and his assistants are frequently shooting at the first-team players just like they were 18-year-olds.
Further, the Portuguese winger was also decision he makes pitch including passing and shooting. Nani disagrees with this philosophy by saying that football is about instincts and that the players should be given a free role to express himself. Van Gaal is widely expected to leave United in the summer after failing to meet the club’s objective despite spending a lot of money. However, there is a feeling in recent weeks that he has actually done a good job by promoting a number of youngsters to the first-team while also reaching the FA Cup final.
Nani won 4 league titles with United before leaving the club on a permanent deal in the summer.“He [Van Gaal] didn’t use me a lot in pre-season. I was the player who had the least time in all the games and I was feeling, ‘This coach doesn’t count on me’.He and his assistant were shouting at players like we were kids, like 18-year-olds.You must pass the ball like this’, ‘Come on!’ Blah, blah, blah. It’s crazy. It’s difficult to play football like that. Because football is instinct.If you see you must shoot, first touch. If you see you must take a touch, you take a touch,” said Nani.