Van Gaal Shocked After Freak Defeat

Van Gaal Shocked After Freak Defeat

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has spoken of his side’s dramatic collapse versus Leicester City on Sunday, as they blew a 3-1 lead with half an hour to go to lose 5-3. Having purred at the attacking talents on show with Di Maria, Falcao, van Persie and Wayne Rooney on show, the weak midfield and defence cost the Old Trafford side 3 points.

“I have been 25 years in this profession, I have already thought that I have another experience like that – with Barcelona we were three goals ahead with a quarter to play and we lost 3-4, so that was also with a top club,” Van Gaal said.

The experience in the Premier League has been tough for the Dutchman, even though they are considered to have been given an ‘easy’ start. Having beaten QPR the week before, United fans were brought back down to reality with a defeat that is embarrassing for the 20 times Champions of England.

Van Gaal is left with the task of improving the team in key areas, something they failed to do in the summer, and with injuries to Jonny Evans and Phil Jones, as well as a suspension for youngster Blackett, the defensive frailties of Manchester United may come to haunt them sooner than later.