Adidas Chief Executive Critical of Manchester United's Playing Style

Updated: 05 January 2016 17:09 IST

Manchester United have adopted a defensive setup under manager Louis van Gaal and have opted to attack on the counter. This style is very different from what United's former manager Sir Alex Ferguson use to play with.

Adidas Chief Executive Critical of Manchester United's Playing Style
Wayne Rooney scored the winner on Saturday as Manchester United beat Swansea 2-1 to end an eight-game winless run. © AFP

Berlin:

Manchester United fans have made it quite clear what they think about Louis van Gaal's playing style but now even the club's sponsors are unhappy with the team's style of play. (Wayne Rooney Scripts History in Manchester United F.C.'s Win)

Adidas chief executive Herbert Hainer told a German newspaper that Manchester United's "current playing style is not exactly what we want to see". (Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal Seeks Turnaround)

Manchester United's jerseys are made by the German company. (Manchester United Clinch $1.3bn Adidas Kit Deal)

Hainer, however, also said that business with United "is going very well, we're selling more jerseys than expected".

United beat Swansea 2-1 on Saturday to end an eight-game winless run - their longest in 26 years - and give manager Louis van Gaal some reprieve.

The Dutch coach had raised the possibility of resigning during United's poor run.

United are fifth in the Premier League and already out of the Champions League.

Topics : Manchester United Swansea City Wayne Rooney Football
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