Louis Van Gaal was left feeling very satisfied after witnessing his Manchester United side take all 3 points away from Anfield, thanks to a late strike from Wayne Rooney.
Going into the game the Dutchman was under enormous pressure to get a win against United’s arch rivals, after what has been a very disappointing campaign so far.
Speaking to MUTV, Van Gaal said, ” In the first half it didn’t work because we only survived. Liverpool were better, more aggressive. But in the second half we kept the ball better and that is why we came into the match, created chances and scored through Wayne.”
” I am very pleased with the second half because Liverpool were, in the first half, the team that dominated and we had to survive. In the second half we showed our way of playing and we can score out of every situation.”
Wayne Rooney’s form since the turn of the year has noticeably improved a great deal and Van Gaal spoke of how pleased he was with the strikers current goal scoring form, he said
” I am very pleased and he is very pleased also. I asked him to score here and he makes a lot of goals now in a row. I think he is a fantastic Manchester United striker for the media but he was also that in the first half of the season.”
Van Gaal also was keen to praise goalkeeper David De Gea, who again put in another match winning performance.
“I don’t know how many saves he did but I think it was too much. He is always playing at a certain level, which is amazing, but I was very pleased with the way we kept our score because against Newcastle United we have given a score away two times.”