Video: Usain Bolt says Manchester United need to "work on their defensive problems"
Published 19/08/2014 | 15:57
The world's fastest ever man has given his verdict on Manchester United.
The Dutch coach was forced to hand a debut to 20-year-old Tyler Blackett, who was partially to blame for Gylfi Sigurdsson's winner. Van Gaal also abandoned the 3-5-2 formation that took the Netherlands to the World Cup semi-final at half-time, in an attempt to invigorate his stuttering side.
Bolt told reporters in Brazil: "We need a better defence. I think the the problems are defence we need to work on that.
"We don’t have a good defence yet so I think a few more games we’ll better than we were. Our offence should be ok.
"It’s a bad start to the season but that’s how it is sometimes."
Van Gaal appears to have taken Bolt's advice with a £15m move for Argentina defender Marcos Rojo on the table.