Louis van Gaal: Why I am worried about Man United
Louis van Gaal conceded a lack of goals is a concern for Man United
Louis van Gaal has admitted that he is concerned by Manchester United’s lack of goals after Wednesday night’s 0-0 stalemate with PSV Eindhoven.
Jesse Lingard and Morgan Schneiderlin wasted the home side’s best opportunities to break the deadlock against the Eredivisie holders at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have scored just five times in their last seven games in all competitions, which has resulted in four goalless draws and three victories.
While United manager Van Gaal accepted that his side’s lack of goals was concerning, the Dutchman insisted the Red Devils are creating chances.
“Of course I am worried but I know also that goals are not always a consequence of good or bad performances,” Van Gaal told his post-match media conference.
“Today we could have scored at least three goals – they were not the most difficult chances, but we didn’t score.
“Yet in the next game, we could score out of nothing. That’s football.”
The Premier League side will need to beat Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in their next Champions League fixture to be assured of a place in the last 16.
United have only managed to beat Wolfsburg and CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford in their five Champions League group-stage games this season.
Van Gaal’s men make the trip to Premier League leaders Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday.