Rafael Da Silva has said that the whole Manchester United squad is responsible for how the last season went and nobody, in particular, should be blamed for that.
The Red Devils finished the last season at the 7th position in the league points table. It was their worst performance in the top tier of English football in more than two decades.
The manager of the team, David Moyes, had to pay the price for all that at the end as he was sacked with 4 matches remaining in the season.
Many people were not happy with that decision of the Manchester United board to axe Moyes. They felt that the 50-year old Scot was hard done by. It was always going to be a tall order for him to make the team finish at a higher position in the table in his very first year.
Da Silva’s statements that he made in one of his interviews recently suggest that he is also not too happy with Moyes’ sacking.
The Brazilian defender said, “We had a different manager for the first time in 26 years and that had to have its effects. Every manager comes with new ideologies and it takes the team some time to get adapted to that.”
“I think it’s the players who should take the responsibility. It’s us who go out there and play. So, there is no point blaming somebody else.”
The Dutchman Louis van Gaal is going to be the next manager of Manchester United. He is currently in Brazil with his national team Netherlands. Once his team’s journey ends in the World Cup, he would get to England and take the charge at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal has managed top clubs like Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the past. It will be his first tenure in England though.