Arsenal legend Paul Merson blasts Louis van Gaal.

Arsenal legend Paul Merson says Manchester United haven’t been playing well and the decision to drop Radamel Falcao for the game against Southampton last weekend was a wrong call made by United boss Louis van Gaal.

The 28-year-old Colombian was excluded from the match day squad last weekend and the Red Devils lost 1-0 at Old Trafford thanks to Dusan Tadic's 69th minute goal.

And, Sky Sports expert Merson says United keep disappointing him with their below par performances and reckons QPR who are struggling in the relegation zone can upset Van Gaal's team today.

“I don’t think United have been that good to be honest; they keep on disappointing me,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They went on that run, but they weren’t impressive. It’s a bit late to be playing Radamel Falcao now – I think the horse has bolted, he should have been involved against Southampton. It’s an absolute joke.

“I think Louis van Gaal was trying to show him who was boss but it’s backfired. I really think QPR might get something out of this.”

Paul Merson also believes the Hoops should have gone for former Tottenham Hotspur striker Jermain Defoe who is a proven goal scorer in the Premier League.

“I can’t understand why they haven’t gone for Jermain Defoe, especially as Harry Redknapp knows him well. Defoe scores goals!

“Charlie Austin has to do for the second half of the season exactly what he’s done in the first. I like Bobby Zamora but he’s getting older,” Merson added.

“They haven’t got anybody else; it’s extraordinary that they didn’t go for Defoe.”


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