Louis van Gaal tells Man United to be more like Arsenal
Louis van Gaal admits his disappointment about Manchester United's goalless draw with Crystal Palace
Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is “not happy” about Manchester United’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.
United’s goal drought extended to more than five hours as they were unable to find a goal at Selhurst Park in the top flight.
The result followed the stalemate with Middlesbrough in the League Cup in midweek and last weekend’s goalless draw with Manchester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford.
Saturday’s draw left United in fourth place in the Premier League table and four points behind the leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal, meanwhile, kept pace with leaders City after scoring three second-half goals to beat Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
And Van Gaal admits that his side will need to step their game up in the coming weeks and months if they want to mount a serious bid for the title.
Van Gaal told his post-match news conference on Saturday: “I am not happy because if you want to be the champions, you have to win these kinds of matches.
“Arsenal beat Swansea, for example. We lost against Swansea, even though we were the better team, but they have beaten them 3-0.”
United take on CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Tuesday night.