Louis van Gaal finally admits Man United are boring
Louis van Gaal admits his Man United side have been boring at times this season
Louis van Gaal has finally admitted that Manchester United have been boring this season.
The Red Devils faced a fresh wave of criticism on Saturday evening after Wayne Rooney’s stoppage-time penalty secured a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United at Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup.
Do you know that my primary concern is defence? I am not concerned about defending more than attacking
Louis van Gaal
Former United midfielder Paul Scholes blasted the 20-time English champions for another unimaginative performance in front of their home supporters, questioning Van Gaal’s tactics after the hosts registered one shot on target.
However, the 64-year-old Dutch coach, who was named as David Moyes’s permanent successor in May 2014, has finally conceded that his United side have even bored him at times throughout the 2015/16 season.
“There are matches that I have enjoyed and there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponent’s defence,” Van Gaal is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
“But that is football. Do you know that my primary concern is defence? I am not concerned about defending more than attacking. At this moment we have a lack of creativity and you can see that, but they have played well in the past, so they can do it.
“You have to be happy as a Manchester United fan that we are in the next round and we have won the last two games. The fans have to know that we can’t always play fantastic football.
“And that was also the case in former days. I’m sorry, but it is like that.”
United make the trip to Steve McClaren’s relegation-threatened Newcastle United side in the Premier League at St James’s Park on Tuesday night.
The Red Devils, who occupy the final Champions League spot, are nine points behind current Premier League leaders Arsenal after 20 games.