United Manager Left Shocked By Team Performance

Louis van Gaal believes that United’s performance at the Emirates on Sunday is the ‘worst’ performance he’s seen from his side during his 15 month spell at the club.

United were taught a lesson by Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, who overtook United in the League following their 3-0 victory.

The results proved to be the Dutchman’s tenth Premier League loss during his time in England.

“Yes, I think so because we were not able to give a normal performance and Arsenal was much better, much more aggressive.

“When you start like that you can never win a game. We lost every duel, every second ball, we were not tight on their midfielders – and they can play.”

Van Gaal has said that he does not know why so many of his players were unable to prove their worth in North London, especially as they had been enjoying a spectacular spell of form before the fixture.

“I’m looking for [answers] still because I never have seen that of my team, so that is also the question that I put to my players.

“You cannot solve it at once because there is a lot of emotion, and I am emotional. It was not only one player – then I can take a measure. No, it was more than half of my team that was not doing what we have agreed in our gameplan.”


United face Everton in two weeks time as they look to bounce back from the defeat, after this weekend’s international break from European Championship qualifiers.