Not the Best Performance ‘Red Devils’
Agen Casino 338A – Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, not entirely pleased with his team’s victory over Stoke City. According to Van Gaal, there are less than the performance of the ‘Red Devils‘.
Manchester United‘s 2-1 win over Stoke in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Wednesday (03/12/2014) pm dawn. This is the fourth straight victory obtained MU after they overcome the resistance of the Crystal Palace, Arsenal, and Hull City.
Manchester United opened the scoring through Marouane Fellaini‘s header in the 21st minute. But, before halftime, Stoke could be equalized with a shot Steven N’Zonzi.
MU created the winning goal in the second half. Juan Mata’s free kick into the net without being able to anticipate Stoke defense.
“It was not our best performance,” said Van Gaal after the match, as quoted by the BBC.
“We were not aggressive enough in the first half. We did not maintain our position on the field. I do not feel happy when a pause – and I say to them,” he said.
“The second half was better. We created more chances. But, we need to score more goals,” said the manager of Dutch origin.
“Then Peter Crouch entered (the second half). You know Stoke will send long balls and it is always difficult. But, I am glad we were able to maintain these results,” said Van Gaal.
MU three times almost conceded when the game entered injury time. They are lucky to have a class goalkeeper David de Gea. De Gea showed remarkable reflexes when dispelled Mame Biram Diouf header and Marko Arnautovic shot from close range. In addition, MU also still win thanks to Ashley Young, who stand on the goal line to dispel the last attempt Diouf.
“Last moments unnecessary, but it is always like that. In the Premier League, we fought until the end. It’s common,” said Van Gaal.
“I’m happy with the result. Tomorrow we have a Christmas party and we could enjoy it important,” he said.
The victory over Stoke did not change the position of MU in the standings board. They remain in fourth place with the acquisition of 25 points from 14 games, eight points adrift of Chelsea, who is ranked first.