Louis van Gaal concerned by Man United’s lack of goals
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is concerned about the club's lack of goals in recent weeks
Louis van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United’s lack of goals is a cause of concern.
The Red Devils slumped to a 1-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
United have failed to score in their last three top-flight games, resulting in defeats by the Baggies, Everton and Chelsea.
In addition, neither Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao nor Robin van Persie have scored a goal since early April.
Speaking after their latest defeat at the weekend, Van Gaal spoke of his concern over their difficulties up front.
“I miss a striker that scores and every striker – if it’s Van Persie or Falcao or Wayne Rooney – who scores the goal, I’m very happy and the team is very happy,” Van Gaal is quoted as by GOAL.
“[The lack of goals] is a concern now because it’s not a coincidence and, in spite of the way we have played against Chelsea, Everton and now against West Brom, we have created a lot of chances and still we don’t score.
“So you can say, as manager, we were not unlucky in every match. It’s also that you have to finish these chances.
“We have lost three times in a row so it’s also in the hands of my players. [The top four] is less secure.”
The former Netherlands head coach has been linked with a move PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay in recent weeks.
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is believed to be another target for the 20-time English champions.
United are four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool in the race to qualify for next season’s Champions League competition.