Van Gaal still wants more from his Man Utd players

by Richard Laverty

Louis van Gaal believes his Manchester United side deserved to beat Liverpool on Sunday but was unhappy with some of his team’s passing during the match.

United ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie but as against Southampton, United’s passing was sloppy and van Gaal said he would have to ‘ask the players tomorrow’ about it.

Thankfully for the home side, Liverpool were equally as wasteful with their passing but United also had David De Gea to thank for a string of saves which allowed the strikers to seal the three points at the other end of the field.

Van Gaal appeared happy on the whole after the game but when speaking to Sky Sports, the manager wasn’t happy with the amount of times his players lost possession.

“We keep the shape very well but in spite of the goals we gave a lot of chances away. Every time we give unnecessary balls away, we have to improve that,” van Gaal said.

There was so much space but we still gave the ball away. I shall have to ask the players why tomorrow.”

But van Gaal believes United were the better team despite the amount of chances wasted by the visitors. Liverpool had many more efforts on goal than the home side but the manager was adamant his side deserved the three points.

“We were the better team and we deserved to win. It was not the same match as against Southampton I don’t think.”

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