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Friday 15 December 2017

Eamon Dunphy: 'Louis van Gaal is a total spoofer and a bull*******'

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal before the match
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal before the match

Barry Lennon

EAMON DUNPHY labeled Manchester United a ‘one tempo team which has no gears’ after tonight's 4-0 victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifying round.

Dunphy also dismissed Louis van Gaal as a "bullshitter and a total spoofer" in his post match analysis.

“They’re a one temp team and they’ve no gears. There’s time when you need a player with experience like Bastian Schweinsteiger or Michael Carrick but you need to up the tempo,” said Dunphy on RTE.

“You need a game changer. That’s what United don’t have.”

Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with Bastian Schweinsteiger
Ander Herrera of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal with Bastian Schweinsteiger

Dunphy had said  Schweinsteiger coming on at half-time showed United  were going to ‘shut-up shop’. However, they responded scoring three times after the break.

The broadcaster also described United’s defence as a ‘shambles’ at the half-way mark (having called manager Louis van Gaal a ‘spoofer’ the day before).

Dunphy did not change his questioning tone at full time, despite United’s unequivocal victory. 

“It’s a big result for United. It’s reassuring result for their fans. And for Rooney. People questioned him, I questioned him. But they still they have questions to answer.” 

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