His decisions have led to an unbalanced squad
A very defined point but the sale of Javier Hernandez is looking more and more like a terrible decision with each passing week that United fail to score on the pitch.
Yes, Chicharito wasn’t an absolute world beater in his spell at Old Trafford but he’s a natural goalscorer and when you consider that it’s only Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial on the club’s books as first team strikers this campaign, this has left the squad unbalanced at the cause of van Gaal himself.
Deeming the Mexican not good enough, not to mention loaning out James Wilson recently, van Gaal has forced a situation on himself where he’s had to resort to naming the likes of 17-year-old academy striker Marcus Rashford on the bench a few weeks ago for the Watford away game.
The bigger problem is that it seems like it’s van Gaal’s way or the highway with Rafael and Victor Valdes also either outcast or sold on for the belief that they’re not good enough.
But when you’re calling on the likes of Guillermo Varela, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Axel Tuanzebe and Nick Powell in the first team squad over those players, it seems pretty wreckless.
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