CRUYFF CRITICISES VAN GAAL AND MOURINHO

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The former Barcelona and Ajax boss has

discussed the problems facing the two

managers after Manchester United and Chelsea

both lost over the weekend

Barcelona icon Johan Cruyff has criticised

Manchester United's style under manager Louis

van Gaal and the behaviour of Chelsea boss

Jose Mourinho.

United were convincingly beaten 3-0 by Arsenal

on Sunday having gone into the weekend in first

place in the Premier League, with Van Gaal

angry at his players' failure to implement their

game plan following the defeat.

Cruyff, however, claimed the 20-time

champions do not dominate matches as they

should and urged United to play a brand of

football which supporters will appreciate.

"He doesn't dominate. I like dominating football.

Manchester doesn't play like that," he told Sky

Sports News.

"I don't think so [that Van Gaal is too cautious],

but it's strange that against strong teams

they've got good results and with weak teams

they've had difficulties. That's a strange

situation.

"But the results I think are second. The game is

first. Money is very important but always

second. In England they play different,

everybody has their own style. A mix of styles

is always good.

"The most important part are the fans, that

people going home are happy. It's their time off

and you should give them something to enjoy."

Cruyff went on to accuse Mourinho of putting

himself in the spotlight too often following

Chelsea's dismal early-season form and

controversy surrounding the manager.

Mourinho had a dispute with his medical staff at

the start of the season, which sawy physio Eva

Carneiro leave the club, while he was also

charged with misconduct by the Football

Association following a post-game rant against

officials after their 3-1 loss to Southampton.

"He's controversial. What I like about him is

he's always capable of creating good ambience

within the players and what I don't like is that

he always puts himself on the first row. He

should be on the second row," Cruyff said of the

former Real Madrid boss.

"It's probably because of his background,

where he's never been cheered by 100,000

people, or whistled at by 100,000 people. Maybe

it's because of that, maybe because of the

interest from the press, but I don't think he is

educating children to play football or educating

for life.

"He should behave better because he will be in

the press all over the world.

"With Chelsea I enjoy some individual players,

but I think they have better players on the

bench then playing."


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