Man Utd's starting team for the weekend's Manchester derby initially gave the impression that Jose Mourinho's side would attempt to play on the front foot against league leaders Man City.
That expectation did not materialise on the pitch as Pep Guardiola's side dominated the game, essentially pulling down Man Utd's pants in front of their home supporters.
Criticism for Mourinho has been widespread since Sunday. Speaking to Fox Sports in the Netherlands, former Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal took the opportunity to join the chorus of boos for the current approach at Old Trafford.
Van Gaal was sacked last May after two years in charge at Man Utd - Mourinho was his successor.
"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," said the 66-year-old.
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.
I would rather watch City play than United. You need quality in a squad and it's clear City have a better squad.
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.