Dutch legend Kluivert: Van Gaal struggling with United senior players

Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert says Louis van Gaal is struggling to handle Manchester United’s senior players.

Kluivert, who played under Van Gaal at Ajax and Barcelona and was also his assistant at the 2014 World Cup, admits the 64-year-old may have clashed with senior stars.

“He’s a trainer and a man who really wants to do well and sometimes, with experienced players who have already achieved something, he has some struggles,” Kluivert told Omnisport.

“With young players he is amazing, he’s fantastic. Sure, also with experienced players but some players who are experienced have their own vision of playing in the game. That does not always go well.

“He knows what he wants. He is very honest, he is very straight and that’s a characteristic that suits him very well.”

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