Do Manchester United Play Unattractive Football?

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 10:45 am

Many questions have been asked of Manchester United this season, and there’s been a lot of talk about ‘long ball united’ after Sam Allardyce criticised the team for their style of play. With players like Rooney, Di Maria, Van Persie and Falcao, you’d never expect comments about an unattractive style of play, but is there truth to his remarks?

Van Gal doesn’t seem to think so, and his statistics on ‘long balls’ say otherwise, but Di Maria has only scored 3 times in 17 league appearances, Rooney has been positioned in a slightly defensive midfield role of late, and Falcao has only scored 4 times in 15 appearances.

The goals don’t seem to be flying in for Van Persie either, and on the whole Manchester United are not creating too many chances. That said, they are third in the league, and most Manchester united fans would prefer points over ‘attractive’ performances.

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