Football: Solskjaer uses same approach of Mourinho in Man U,he is just fortunate to be winning- Louis van Gaal

Former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has insisted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics are similar to Jose Mourinho’s and the only difference is that the Norwegian is winning.

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Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Former Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, has insisted that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics are similar to Jose Mourinho’s and the only difference is that the Norwegian is winning.

Solskjaer has been praised for implementing a more attacking style of football since replacing Mourinho in December.

But Van Gaal, who was sacked by United in 2016, said that is not the case.

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“The coach after me [Mourinho] changed to park-the-bus tactics and played on the counter.

“Now there is another coach who parks the bus and plays on the counter. The main difference between Mourinho and Solskjaer is that Solskjaer is winning.

“The way Manchester United are playing now is not the way Ferguson played. It is defensive, counter-attacking football. If you like it, you like it. If you think it is more exciting than my boring attacking, OK. But it is not my truth.

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“It is very important that Manchester United qualifies for the Champions League, as it was when I was manager. But they can also win the Champions League because they play a defensive system and it is very difficult to beat them, which, whether you like it or not, is the result of Mourinho’s work,” Van Gaal told the BBC.

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