By Manchester correspondent Alex Stevens

Peter Schmeichel has slammed Manchester United’s “robotic” style of play under Louis van Gaal.

The former United goalkeeper admits he agrees with the pundits who believe Van Gaal’s team lack adventure and are a shadow of the teams overseen by Sir Alex Ferguson.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Schmeichel said: “There are former players in the media very critical of the way [Louis] Van Gaal plays the game.

“At the moment, I’m not seeing the way I’d like to see Manchester United play.

“One player, Andrei Kanchelskis, says he has them playing like robots and I kind of agree with that a little bit because the manager should not decide how the Manchester United players are playing the game.”

The Dane, who is widely acknowledged as the finest United keeper of the modern era and one of the greatest to have played in the Premier League, believes that the men in the Old Trafford dugout need to adapt to the traditions of the club rather than the other way around.

“I think Manchester United is a much bigger club than any manager in the world and the manager who comes in should respect what Manchester United is.

“With a club like Manchester United that have history and traditions, I think the manager at the club should respect that.”