Louis van Gaal feels his Manchester United team lack right balance
Zee Media Bureau/Dattaraj Thaly
New Delhi: After easing past LA Galaxy, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels his side lacks proper balance.
United beat the American side 7-0 in their first pre-season tour match at the Rose Bowl in California with Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Reece James scoring two goals each.
While speaking to the media, the Dutchman said: "We have four number 10`s, so it is not balanced in my eyes".
The obvious reference to the multiple number 10`s was to Wayne Rooney, Shinji Kagawa and Juan Mata.
Van Gaal`s first two signings for his new club have been Anders Hererra and Luke Shaw. It is widely expected that he will bolster the current squad with more players and Arturo Vidal`s name is being widely speculated as Gaal`s main target.
His statement comes after the club`s executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward said there was no cap on the budget to bring players on board and the main objective was to win the league.
The Dutch manager has used a 3-4-3 system in training as well as in the game against LA Galaxy.
David Moyes preferred to use Shinji Kagawa as a substitute and did not really use the Japanese in his scheme of things.
If the Holland team formation in the World Cup is anything to go by, then Louis van Gaal prefers a 3-5-2 system.
However, it remains to be seen if Van Gaal will adopt the same formation when the league kicks-off. Another interesting aspect to his management will be how he is able to accommodate all the number 10`s in the team.