Man United : Lack of Goals worries Van Gaal

Man United manager Louis Van Gaal has expressed his worries about the side’s inability to score goals in recent outings. United were held to a goalless draw at home by a West Ham side, who had managed to escape defeat to Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool.

The Red Devils have recorded six goalless draw in the last nine games, including one in League Cup against Middlesbrough and Champions League clash with PSV and the reminder came in the Premier League.

And boss Van Gaal has lifted the lid on his sides lack of scoring form amid good defensive record this season.

“The most important thing is that we’re dominant and creating chances. The other aspect we have to improve a lot as we don’t score.” the Dutch boss commented in post match press conference.

“We are showing good organisation and keeping clean sheets. That’s very good. But we need to score. I know that. The fans the know that. The players know that.”

“When you don’t score from a metre out, you can say it’s unlucky, but you have to score those kind of chances”, he added.

The draw has dropped Manchester United to fourth in the league table, three points behind surprise league leaders Leicester City followed by a point short of Arsenal in second and level on point with neighbors Man City.

The analysis are all good, but the Dutch boss is subject of heavy criticism from a huge part of United fans, with most of them even commenting in social media that “will be another goal-less draw; we wouldn’t be even watching this on TV”.

An angry fan from Manchester just turned to express his fury over the draw saying that West Ham were not good, but we were terrible. With Van Gaal we wouldn’t win a thing and our chances of staying inside top four is at the mercy of other clubs.

Man United will trip to Germany to face Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg in a must win Champions League Group B game on Tuesday.


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