10 Commandments for Louis Van Gaal

As we creep up the table having swept aside the power teams from Leicester, Yeovil, Cambridge, and hopefully Queens Park Raisins, and with a mouthwatering potential 5th round tie against proud Preston or The Blades on the cards, surely King Louis is learning something from his notebook doodles.

Nevertheless, I’d like to offer some unsolicited advice (dare I say commandments) for our great leader to follow.

1: You may be the King that took us out of the land of Moyes, but thou shalt abandon 3-5-2 for eternity.

2: Thou shalt never have a place in any back 3, 4 or 5 for Johnny ‘Disaster’ Evans.

3: Thou shalt never use an Angel as a striker.

4: Thou shalt employ Rooney only as a striker or orthodox number 10.

5: Honour thy predecessors and play 2 orthodox wingers as often as you can.

6: Thou shalt never permit Phil Jones near a corner flag or allow him to even think about taking a corner.

7: Thou shalt give maximum playing time to Januzaj, Wilson and McNair. They are our future. A failure to do so could lead to a Pogbanian disaster.

8: Thou shalt move every stone and mountain to secure David De Gea, even if it means reducing SAF’s generous ambassador salary to a mere million pounds per year.

9: Thou shalt not commit adultery and have Carrick, Blind and Fellaini play together in the same team.

10: Thou shalt covet a fearless centre half and do whatever it takes to sign one before next season.