Louis van Gaal: Man United aren’t defensively weak but lack organisation
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits his Red Devils side must do better after 5-3 loss at Leicester City
Louis van Gaal doesn’t believe his Manchester United defence is weak, but admits his Red Devils side need to improve their defensive organisation.
The visitors surged into an early 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Robin van Persie and Angel di Maria before Leonardo Ulloa halved the deficit in the 17th minute.
I don’t think it is the weakness of our defence, it is the weakness of our defensive organisation
Louis van Gaal
Ander Herrera appeared to have secured three points in the 57th minute, however, David Nugent’s penalty and Esteban Cambiasso’s first Foxes goal had the home side level seven minutes later.
Jamie Vardy put Leicester ahead before Ulloa scored from the penalty spot after Tyler Blackett had been sent off, securing a famous win at King Power Stadium.
“I don’t think it is the weakness of our defence, it is the weakness of our defensive organisation from the team,” Van Gaal told BBC Sport.
“That we have to do better. You have to know when you can pass the ball and when you have to get rid of the ball.
“In this game, at 3-1 I felt we had played fantastic football but then you cannot make the errors we did.”
Van Gaal added: “We have to continue and improve. We created a lot of chances, we made fantastic goals so that is a plus but we lost the game and that is the most important thing.”