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Never mind Glory, Glory, Man United, what the Red Devils fans need to do is start singing Boring, Boring Man United, as that is the kind of football they are being subjected to under the leadership of Dutch trainer Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United used to be a team known for their explosive attacking football where even when a goal down with just five minutes to play their never say die attitude saw the team pull level and on many occasion score two goals to win the match.

These days however fans are more likely to witness a nil, nil, score line or a 1-1 draw due to van Gaal’s style of possession football, and while we do not need to rub fans faces into what they already know, we thought this interesting statistic says something about the way the 64-year-old thinks.

When arriving at Old Trafford LVG had a look at the squad he had inherited from the disgraced David Moyes and immediately went on a spending spree to mould the team into his way of thinking.

Mexican international and fan favourite Javier Hernandez (Chicharito) was dispatched on loan to Real Madrid and when his lone spell was up, LVG still had no place in his team for the little Mexican selling him to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen for just £7.3 million.

Since then Chicharito has been laughing his socks off outperforming his former Manchester United teammates in every possible category.

In the last 12 games Chicharito has scored 15 goals compared to United’s team total of 10, with 69% of his shots on target compared to United’s 43%.

Quite frightening when you look at it, and yet this was a player LVG did not think was up to the task at Old Trafford.