Manchester United has been labeled with ‘boring football’ lately following their not so attacking display of football. The team has been showing defensive traits in every game and settling for unsatisfying goalless draws.
This has raged the fans worldwide. Despite attacking well in the game against Swansea, the latter half of the first 45 minutes came out boring as Nicky Butt and Sir Alex Ferguson were caught in the stands using their cellphones instead of seeing the game. Those showed clear signs of how boring the team has become. This has not been just confessed by the fans, the Adidas Chief Herbert Hainer too has slated Louis van Gaal in his words.
Adidas replaced Nike as the kit sponsors, this year. It was a humongous deal for the English giants which amounted to nearly £750 million. The deal was signed for a period of 10 years and was recorded as one of the biggest deals in the history of the game.
Hainer said, ‘’”Business with Man United is going very well, we sell more shirts than expected,” Hainer predictably said in an interview with German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung.
However, more surprisingly Hainer added: “We are satisfied, even if the current playing style of Man United is not exactly what we want to see.”
Hainer is largely happy with how things are going despite his dig at how the team are playing.
“This success confirms again that Man United is not just a football club. With more than 650 million fans globally, it is, without doubt, one of the world’s most supported sports symbols,” he said.
“This special club has not only a rich history, but also a reputation for success and the unexpected.”
Seems the fans aren’t the only ones who are upset and annoyed with LvG’s failed philosophy.