BBC Sport - Louis van Gaal defends 'long ball' tactics with dossier
Van Gaal defends tactics with dossier
- From the section Football
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal defends accusations that his team played a long-ball style against West Ham by producing a dossier of statistics in a news conference.
Speaking ahead of United's match against Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Van Gaal explained the reasons for his tactics at Upton Park by referring to a printed handout featuring diagrams and data, which was then distributed to the assembled journalists.