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Dwight Yorke adds to growing criticism of Louis van Gaal

Published 09/11/2015 | 19:16

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has criticised the football the club have been playing under manager Louis van Gaal.

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United were recently accused of a "lack of creativity and risk" by ex-United midfielder Paul Scholes, who suggested he would not enjoy being a part of the current side.

Van Gaal responded by stressing he disagreed with and was unconcerned by Scholes' comments, but now criticism has come his way from another member of Sir Alex Ferguson's treble-winning side of 1999.

Yorke told 888sport.com: "The legacy that Sir Alex has left behind after 26 years has meant we're used to seeing a certain type of football so you can understand the reaction of certain individuals who have played for the club for a very long time who are entitled to their opinion.

"Whether Van Gaal agrees with that is another story.

"I can see why people are voicing their opinion because it's not how United go about their business and it's been very hard at times for people to bear.

"You've got to take certain risks. It's all well and good having a game plan where you grind teams down and have the ball so much but the game is about excitement and taking chances.

"Nobody wants to see that type of football because at the end of the day we're in the entertainment business. United in the past have been all about being exciting.

"Right now is not what we're looking for and it will take a little while to come back.

"There is a transitional period we're going through but we'll be okay. The reality is that the excitement will come back to United whether it's under Van Gaal or somebody else."

United are currently fourth in the Barclays Premier League table. Their two top-flight games prior to Saturday's 2-0 home win over West Brom were both goalless draws.

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