Realistically speaking who is available right now that is better than van gaal. Not mourinho. He plays the same brand of defensive football that van gaal was castigated for.
Nonsense. Very little similarities between the two. Mourinho is a reactive manager, Van Gaal is proactive, Van Gaal sticks to his philosophy regardless of whether it's for the best (in the World Cup he was more reactive) while Mourinho places more emphasis on winning by any means necessary. Loved his Inter side, Mourinho tactically superb in those games. Showed that he gets the absolute best out of players too, the team he won the CL with was bobbins under Benitez.
I've come around to the idea of Mourinho to be honest. Think there's similarities between him and Fergie in his last few years. The style of football is not a problem for me, his teams do play very good football at times anyway. The only things that i'm against with him; his character, lack of trust in youth, and he's probably short-term but with regards to that I think we have to get used to that, there isn't another Fergie. Other big clubs are just looking for the best manager, we should be too.
So would you be satisfied if mourinho got 1-0 wins by parking the bus. He did that with Chelsea the second half of last season. If so then why was van gaal being slated when he got wins the same way?
Anyway it's everyone's own opinion who they would like as a manager. To each his own I suppose.
When did Van Gaal "park the bus"? 1-0's or 0-0's as they are now with 70% possession is not parking the bus, it's not being able to get past the parked bus. I was fine with the 1-0's as long as there were improvements and for a few weeks there looked to be improvements with the win at Everton but we've fallen rapidly since.
"You can be very negative but we are in the next round," said Van Gaal. "We have won two matches in a row, out of a very bad period, so you have to be happy as a fan of Manchester United.
"I think that you always have to take into account how your opponent is playing and our opponent was defending with 10 players behind the ball.