Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has been known to be a perfectionist when it comes to preparing his team for a match. Showing his competitive side, Van Gaal has admitted that his side are way off the pace despite going on a run of 11 matches unbeaten.
Since their defeat to Manchester City on November 2, United have gone 11 matches without a defeat. During that run, United have won 8 matches and drawn 3. United’s latest win came against Yeovil town in the FA Cup on Sunday.
Since the defeat to City, United have managed to pick 24 points out of the possible 30. Despite this impressive run Van Gaal says, United are way off the pace and he is to blame for the inconsistency in United’s play. Van Gaal takes the blame on himself for United’s slow start to the season. Van Gaal was speaking to MUTV and he said:
“I felt not so happy myself because I was responsible and guilty for the results so I am very happy we won a number of matches in a row.
“We are still building up a process.
“I think, as a trainer, coach and manager, that I have to analyse the performances of my players because that is the most important thing and that shows how far we are in the process.
“That is still not good enough, in my opinion, but I hope we shall improve.”
Manchester United have managed to stay firm on the third position in the league due to their match winning instincts. There have been games during the 11 match unbeaten run where United did not deserve to win the game or at times, deserved to loose, but United have dug deep and come away with the victory.
Manchester United face Southampton next in the league and Van Gaal will have to assess the fitness of his team before announcing his playing 11. Against Yeovil Town Luke Shaw and Rafael left the match at Half Time due to reported injuries.
Quotes Credits: MUTV
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