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Louis Van Gaal laments United’s draw with Tottenham
By Andrew Scott Monday, 29 December 2015 02:07
Louis Van Gaal was not very happy at all after Manchester United had a bad finish on Sunday, which meant that the team had no choice but to suffer a 0-0 draw against Tottenham, and pay per head bookmaking companies saw that many fans were also not very pleased at all after they saw this game’s result.
At White Hart Lane, Van Gaal’s side were the ones who were dominating the game’s first half, but in front of the goal they were also missing composure, and some very nice saves made by Hugo Lloris didn’t let them score.
When the break finished, Tottenham were able to improve their game, but neither one of the sides were able to score an opener, claiming each a point from their year’s last game of the Premier League.
Now United are undefeated in nine meetings, moving into their game at Stoke City in New Year’s Day having clinched third place, but Van Gaal was left thinking about the game having a better scenario.
Van Gaal said: “You need a little fortune, because Tottenham could also score in the second half.
“When you play against a top-six club at White Hart Lane and you create six to eight chances, and open chances, then you have to finish that. But you don’t reward yourself, then normally the opponent win.
“You could see in the second half it was not football anymore, it was a struggle for life. Tottenham won the second balls and that’s why they were more dominating than Manchester in the second half.
“They create three chances, but we also created three chances; [Juan] Mata, [Robin] Van Persie and [Radamel] Falcao.”
The Dutch manager thinks that since his side was unable to take out Aston Villa in their last game on the road, as well as Tottenham, it will be very tough for them to clinch the title, and many fans would like to see them quickly improve so that things can change for them.
He also said: “I said in the dressing room, when you cannot win such type of matches that you are the better team, against Aston Villa and now against Tottenham, then it’s very difficult to be the champion at the end of the season.”
United’s fans and pay per head bookmaking companies hope that United makes some very good improvements on the pitch, and they’ll continue to monitor developments on the team.