By Sanu Akingbola

Manchester United will need ten years to win the Premier League with Louis van Gaal in charge, laments Andrei Kanchelskis.

Kanchelskis told a Russian paper: With Louis van Gaal in charge they will not become champions for another ten years.

I don’t understand the type of football he is instilling into his players. I don’t fancy their chances with him in charge they aren’t going to compete with Chelsea and Manchester City.

They looked awful. Seventy-five thousand people came to the stadium to watch but they were an embarrassment. I felt sorry for the fans.

He may be able to solve some of the problems by changing his personnel but on the whole I don’t fancy my old team’s prospects with him in charge.

United’s players from 1993 the likes of Paul Ince, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel, Ryan Giggs – would be tearing their hair out.