The race for top four has become all the more intense following Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat to Swansea at the weekend.
Louis van Gaal, no matter how hard he tries to defend himself, has been a subject of criticism in the media – his team selection and tactics continue to baffle the pundits.
Possession based sterile football without penetration is useless, with BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas claims that Van Gaal’s is not helping many of United players, who under Ferguson, were habituated with playing more direct and attacking football.
Liverpool legend and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson singled out Robin van Persie for criticism, saying the Dutchman is not doing enough to pick his hefty wages, thought to be around £220,000-per-week.
Van Persie is having a poor campaign so far, managing only 10 goals, with injury and a loss of form sees the talisman striker struggling for consistency.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who has missed three months more through injury has scored more goals than him this season.
Furthermore, Van Persie is expected to remain on the sidelines through injury, after he was seen leaving on crutches at the end of the Swansea match.