Louis van Gaal optimistic of United’s Europa League qualification

Louis van Gaal does not think Man United’s qualification to the next of the Europa League is over following their 2-0 lost to Liverpool at Anfield on Thursday night.

Daniel Sturride break the dead lock through a spot kick on 20th minute after Nathaniel Clyne was brought down in the penalty box by Memphis Depay before Roberto Firmino added another on 73rd minute.

United qualification to the next round of the European competition is hanging on a thread as they need to produce a huge comeback on next Thursday at Old Trafford but the Red Devils boss Van Gaal thinks United can sail through despite the lost.

”They created big chances but we had a very good goalkeeper and because of that, we were in the match

“We have to believe. We can also create an atmosphere at Old Trafford like Liverpool did tonight, so everything is possible.

“The result is disappointing, I cannot deny that. I don’t think we were in the third and fourth phase very creative.

”But that’s also down to the defence of Liverpool. You can give them credit for that. We have to improve a lot to score more goals,” the Dutchman said after the game.

Van Gaal, however, admits his side failed to keep Liverpool pressure at bay and insist De Gea’s impact was felt.

“We did not cope with the high pressure of Liverpool. The pressure is not from the crowd.

“We had expected that and, for me, it was a surprise we did not cope with it because they did it at their home match this year.

“That raised the atmosphere in the stadium and they created big chances but we had a very good goalkeeper and because of that, we were in the match,” he added.

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