Louis van Gaal has had problems all season but now faces a new one – who to drop.
According the The Telegraph, Manchester United will have to leave one of the big boys on the bench with pretty much everyone in the squad fit for the first time this season.
..one of Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Angel Di María, Radamel Falcao or Juan Mata will have to sit out the Premier League match at home against Southampton on Sunday.
This has been seemingly backed up by Louis himself who said:
“I said already at the highest you can put four players who are mostly creative [in your team],” Van Gaal said. “I still have the same opinion in 25 years. Four is a lot. So when you call these players then I have to choose.”
If Louis says it them expect one of them to go. With Wayne Rooney and Angel di Maria always certain of selection when fit, due to the the formers varied skill set and Di Maria’s pace and ability to play wide, it’s going to be one of the others.
Radamel Falcao and RvP haven’t exactly performed brilliantly together this season but have both scored goals. We think that Louis will want to give Radamel as much game time as possible. Only then can he get his match fitness and prove one way or the other whether he is worth spending big bucks on at the end for he season.
So it’s between RvP and Mata for us. Juan has been playing his best football for Manchester United of late – scoring and providing goals. But he does still go missing at times – he’s not a dominant footballer.
As for RvP, he’s slowly on the wane but have looked much sharper recently and been working really hard for the team.
We think that the omission of RvP might work better for the balance of the team in general, with just one up top. But Mata stills seems the more likely to be dropped.
Manchester United fans: thoughts?