Ex-Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has criticised Jose Mourinho for playing “far more boring football” than they ever did.
The former United manager who was sacked in May last year even though he just won the FA Cup, was replaced by Mourinho.
United have scored 49 goals during the 2015-16 campaign under Van Gaal and their lowest tally since 1990.
However, Van Gaal is firmed when he said that his United were better to watch and insisted that he would rather watch City than United.
“You need quality in a squad and it’s clear City have a better squad. If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year, given the circumstances I was working under.
“We played football that was quite all right. But it’s not football that is appreciated in England. And yet, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not being criticised while it’s far more boring football.”
He (Mourinho) is not an awful man,” said Van Gaal. “I think he is a sympathetic guy. I have more problems with Ed Woodward. He never discussed anything with me.
“With all my experience, I know the unwritten laws of football. A club has to prepare for the future. I can understand that and they should have approached me.”