Alan Shearer: United's players have stopped playing for Van Gaal.

Former England striker Alan Shearer has said that Manchester United players have stopped playing for their manager Louis van Gaal.

The Red Devils have failed to find a win in their last six games in all competition, with some United fans calling for the Dutchman to be sacked.

However, the former Blackburn and Newcastle legend compared Chelsea under Mourinho this season with United’s current situation on the pitch.

"For the Chelsea players with Jose Mourinho now read the Manchester United players with Louis van Gaal," wrote Shearer in The Sun, the Daily Mirror reports. That is three defeats in a row now and they seem to have stopped playing for him.

"There is a collective lack of effort in my opinion. A lack of energy, spirit, in fact everything Manchester United used to be about. It needs to be re-energised and quickly, because they are on an alarming downhill slide."

The 45-year-old reckons Mourinho would have been perfect for United when Sir Alex Ferguson left the club.

"I thought he would’ve been the perfect fit for United after Sir Alex Ferguson left," Shearer continued. "He knows how to handle big clubs and get big results and trophies. Manchester United need that quick fix."


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