Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says the formation will be his decision and not the fans’

After Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was the subject of boos from disgruntled supporters during the win over QPR, the Dutchman revealed he won’t pander to the fans with any tactical alterations he doesn’t agree with, reports BBC Sport.

With Queens Park Rangers and Manchester United goalless at half-time, United fans made their disappointment clear, and were requesting the former Bayern Munich, Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands boss change the formation to a 4-4-2, instead of his preferred 3-5-2 system.

Van Gaal did make alterations, but not to what the fans would have wanted, however. Nevertheless, he revealed after the game the reasons behind his decisions, while stating that the supporters won’t change his philosophy.

“I know in advance that when we play with four midfielders in a diamond that we create more chances, but then the balance of the team is also weak. And you’ve seen it because we had created chances but so had QPR. We have to decide every week how we have to play. And that’s the question,” he said.

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