Louis van Gaal sends message to Man United fans after West Ham draw
Louis van Gaal bemoans Manchester United's poor finishing
Louis van Gaal highlighted Manchester United’s finishing as their biggest problem in recent games after a goalless draw with West Ham United.
The Red Devils registered 21 attempts on the away side’s goal on Saturday afternoon but the hosts could only direct one shot on target in 90 minutes.
You have to score from those chances and we didn’t do that
Louis van Gaal
Van Gaal’s side have already played out six goalless draws in 24 games in all competitions this season, whilst the Red Devils have drawn five of their 15 Premier League games.
But the United manager was adamant that his players were creating chances to score, but lacked the composure in front of goal to break the deadlock and secure three points.
Asked if he could understand the frustrations of the United supporters, Van Gaal replied: “Yes and no, because they can see that we fought until the end.
“There was a fantastic team spirit and we were dominant. We created many chances and you can only do that when you are attacking; we attacked much more than our opponents, who were defending in their square of 40 metres. That’s always difficult but we created a lot of chances.
“Yes, you have to score from those chances and we didn’t do that. That is our problem in the latest matches.”
The 13-time Premier League winners are in fourth place and three points behind leaders Leicester City.
United have failed to win their last two Premier League games ahead of their trip to Wolfsburg in the Champions League in Germany on Tuesday night.