Netherlands legend Johan Cruyff has claimed that his fellow country man Louis van Gaal is destroying Manchester United with his football philosophy.
The former Bayern Munich manager took the Red Devils back to the UEFA Champions League after missing out under David Moyes and the team is currently two points behind league leaders Manchester City despite losing 3-0 to Arsenal at the weekend.
However Cruyff, who is thought to have a strained relationship with his compatriot Van Gaal, has suggested that the Old Trafford side plays the wrong kind of football under the Dutchman.
“He doesn’t dominate. I like dominating football. Manchester doesn’t play like that,” Cruyff told Sky Sports News. “It’s strange that against strong teams they’ve got good results and with weak teams they’ve had difficulties. That’s a strange situation.
“But the results I think are second. The game is first. Money is very important but always second. In England they play different, everybody has their own style. A mix of styles is always good.
“The most important part are the fans, that people going home are happy. It’s their time off and you should give them something to enjoy.”
Cruyff is credited with giving Barcelona the tiki-taka identity.