Bastian Schweinsteiger urges Man Utd fans to have faith in Louis van Gaal
Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger has urged some of the club's dissatisfied supporters to keep faith on manger Louis van Gaal.
Manchester United manager with midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Pic/AFP
Even though United are fourth on the English Premier League (EPL) table, their style of play have made a section of their fans unhappy. Van Gaal's tactics have also copped a lot of criticism as United have scored only nine goals in six home fixtures.
"It is not about October or November, it is about May. I recognise similarities between Louis van Gaal here and at Bayern Munich. In Munich, if you remember, it took a while before the team understood exactly how he wants to play football but in the end we won the Bundesliga title and made it to the Champions League final," the former Bayern Munich midfilelder, who recently switched his allegiance to the former EPL champions, was quoted as saying by Skysports on Tuesday.
"I remember the fans were unsure about him early on at Bayern but in the end we did the double and so the fans in Munich loved him. I am sure Louis will bring success to United. I am convinced about that but we have to do our work and we have to improve. I am convinced it will happen.
"You have to be patient but, of course, during that you have to win, you have to get results and you have to score. You recognise what the supporters are saying but football is not only attack," he added.
Schweinsteiger however, stressed that the team must play aggressive football in their own backyard.
"There are teams with different game styles and they also win titles but I think especially in home matches we have to press and go forward. When you are playing a team who defend with 10 men it is not easy to find the gaps.
"It happens but you have to find solutions and this is where we can still improve, improve on breaking a team down," said the 2014 World Cup winner.