Twitter goes crazy after Louis van Gaal makes VERY strange tactical decisions against Spurs
The first half of Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United was hardly a blockbuster.
Neither side managed a single shot on target – not ONE – and so Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal saw fit to make some half-time changes.
Nothing unusual about that, you may think, but what he did left Twitter scratching its collective head.
He hauled off young striker Marcus Rashford and brought on Ashley Young . Naturally, you’d think that would mean Young going on the left wing and Anthony Martial going up top in his natural position. Makes sense, right?
Except you’d be wrong. In a bizarre move that seemingly only LVG could be capable of, he left striker Martial on the wing and put winger Ashley Young up top. As you’d expect, Twitter exploded.
Trying to work out why Louis van Gaal has put Ashley Young on up front and kept Martial at left-wing. pic.twitter.com/scmEAg6TfS
— Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) April 10, 2016
Rashford off, keeps Martial on the left wing and chucks Ashley Young up front… pic.twitter.com/qk3hwDvDrW
— TheODDSbible (@TheOddsBible) April 10, 2016
Thoughts on Ashley Young playing up front, Manchester United fans? pic.twitter.com/63FASrTV1x
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) April 10, 2016
LVG playing Ashley Young up front
— Sam (@Samozzy94) April 10, 2016
Wait wait wait
So martial who is the striker is now a left winger, and Young who is the left winger, is up front???? LVG is a genius
— B (@mufc_beulah14) April 10, 2016
Put up with a lot this year, but now I’ll say it, LVG has to go. How you can play Young up front against the best defence in the league
— Luke McHattie (@lmchattie) April 10, 2016
imagine being martial #9 and having to look cross and seeing ashley young in the middle . LOL what is life.
— Xacodia (@Xacodia_Empire) April 10, 2016
Ashley Young upfront lol LVG has lost his mind
— James C Bayliss (@LXSTINTHEWXXXDS) April 10, 2016
We’ve seen some crazy things this season. From Phil Jones taking corners to now, Ashley Young playing centre forward.
— The Man Utd Way (@themanutdway) April 10, 2016
Eventually, after another tactical reshuffle, the order of the universe was restored and Martial put up top with Young on the wing…
Ashley Young’s career as a striker lasted precisely 31 minutes.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 10, 2016
Sometimes we never get you, Louis…