Louis Van Gaal has called Anthony Martial stupid despite him being the match-saving striker against CSKA Moscow. Martial handled the ball in penalty area on 15 minute mark to give CSKA Moscow the opportunity to go ahead in the game.
Despite Martial scoring the equalizer late in the game, Van Gaal was rather unkind with his stupid remarks towards his striker.
Van Gaal said: ‘Martial is a human being,’ said Van Gaal in his post match conference. ‘He reacted and it’s a stupid reaction, but sometimes these things happen.
‘He said it’s the first time it has happened to him, that he gives away a penalty. But I was very happy with his performance.’
‘I knew in advance that it would be a very difficult game because CSKA are very well organised and compact.
‘They also had the present of a penalty from Martial, so it was more difficult for us, because they could play more compact.
‘But we are now on schedule after the PSV Eindhoven defeat. Now we have two home matches and we are very strong at home.
‘I hope we can win these games so we are qualified or nearly qualified, but we also have a game away to Wolfsburg.’
United sit pretty at second position in Group B after the hard fought draw and now it depends on their performance at home against CSKA, which could decide the tie of their qualification towards the knock out rounds of this season’s Champions League.