Louis van Gaal: What Man United can do about lack of goals

Louis van Gaal discusses Manchester United's poor goal record

Louis van Gaal says Manchester United have been practising shooting every day in training as the manager defended his players after Saturday’s goalless stalemate with West Ham United.

The Red Devils only managed to register one shot on target despite racking up 21 attempts on the West Ham goal during their draw at Old Trafford.

We were dominant and attacking, we were creating chances – only we forgot to score

Louis van Gaal

Van Gaal’s side have only scored seven times in their last 10 games in all competitions, which includes five goalless draws.

And the 64-year-old manager was left to rue United’s poor finishing in front of goal following their latest Premier League setback.

“You can train every day on shooting at the goal and you have to know that we are doing that,” Van Gaal told his post-match media conference.

“We put players in the position to score but you need composure and luck to score. The most important thing is that we are creating and we are dominant.

“We were dominant and attacking, we were creating chances – only we forgot to score.”

Six of United’s 24 competitive games have finished in goalless draws this season.

The Red Devils are in fourth place and three points behind leaders Leicester City following their fifth Premier League draw of the campaign.

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Van Gaal’s side make the trip to Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg on Tuesday bidding to reach the knockout stage of the Champions League.

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