Leicester 5 Man United 3: We gave the game away, blasts Louis van Gaal
Leicester 5 Man United 3: Louis van Gaal questions how the Red Devils managed to lose after leading twice
Louis van Gaal criticised Manchester United for throwing away three points after Leicester City came from 3-1 down to beat the Red Devils.
The visitors appeared to be in control of the clash at King Power Stadium after Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria scored inside the opening 16 minutes.
How is it possible to give this game away?
Louis van Gaal
Ander Herrera restored the Red Devils’s two-goal cushion in the 57th minute after Leonardo Ulloa had halved United’s deficit in the first half.
However, Leicester were handed a lifeline when David Nugent made it 3-2 from the spot before new signing Esteban Cambiasso scored his inaugural Foxes goal.
And Leicester went on to seal a famous win courtesy of James Vardy’s strike and Ulloa’s second of the afternoon from the spot after Tyler Blackett had been sent off.
“How is it possible to give this game away? We have given the game away,” Van Gaal told Sky Sports.
“Leicester has proven already in four games that they have a strong character and that when they are 3-1 down, you can play all the game with more possession but you cannot do these kind of things.”
On Blackett’s red card, Van Gaal added: “It is not pleasant when players are injured or sent off but we can manage.”