Louis van Gaal has stuck the boot into Jose Mourinho and said he would rather watch Manchester City than his former club Manchester United.
Mourinho’s United lost 2-1 at home to their city rivals on Sunday in a game where United were outplayed by Guardiola’s charges.
Now Van Gaal, whom Mourinho succeeded at United, has branded his old club “far more boring” now than under him.
“I would rather watch City play than United,” said Van Gaal.
“You need quality in a squad and it’s clear City have a better squad.
“If you ask me how did I do at United, I will say it was my best year ever, given the circumstances I was working under.
“We played football that was quite alright. But it’s not football that is appreciated in England.
“And yet, right now, looking at United, I have to conclude Mourinho is not being criticized while it’s far more boring football.
“What United produce now is defensive football. I always played attacking football.
The proof is that the opposition were always parking the bus.
“They don’t do that now because Jose Mourinho plays so defensive.”