McDonald: ‘United improving under Laszlo’

By Ryan Crombie

DUNDEE UNITED striker Scott McDonald has hailed the Terrors’ improvements under new manager Csaba Laszlo.

Laszlo, who was appointed a couple of weeks ago as the man to replace Ray Mackinnon in the Tannadice hot seat, has had an immediate impact at the club.

After the Tangerines stormed to a 3-0 victory over Falkirk at the weekend, McDonald had nothing but praise for his new boss. He said:“He’s tactically sound, he knows the way he wants us to play and he’s an experienced manager.

“He knows at the moment not to tweak too much but there were just a couple of things he wanted a little bit differently today.

“One of the things he wanted to address was that we haven’t scored enough goals, he’s demanding that and I thought we showed some of that today.”

Rumours seeping from the club towards the end of Mackinnon’s reign suggested that he had lost the confidence of the players, and squad harmony was poor. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. McDonald went on to explain how there is a positive atmosphere emanating from the dressing room since Laszlo’s arrival: “It’s been a really enjoyable week and I think that has been shown by the end product [against Falkirk].

“There’s a smile back on everyone’s faces and the manager is very infectious. What I’ve noticed over the last week is he has got some good banter. It’s been great and really enjoyable.”

With Dundee United picking up their first win of the Laszlo era and returning to the top of the table, McDonald believes it was their best showing of the season: “I think the performance was one way traffic throughout the game and there were so many chances created. From my point of view it has been a really enjoyable day. I’m disappointed not to score a couple more and so are some of the other boys, on another day it could have been a lot more.”

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