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Manchester United are not feeling very confident
By Andrew Scott Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:12
Louis van Gaal said that Manchester United are not feeling very confident after their 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday at the Premier League – something that many betting sites could see – and pay per head agents wonder what the fans must be thinking – especially about how well the new coach fits with United.
Van Gaal’s bad start in charge of the team doesn’t seem to stop, as betting sites saw that his new side were only able to pick up a single point from what price per head services saw was a very upsetting performance after the team’s 2-1 loss at home last Saturday to Swansea City.
Pay per head agents saw that United was able to take the lead, as in the 17th minute Juan Mata scored, but many people with a betting shop were disappointed to see that they couldn’t do much afterwards at the Stadium of Light.
And the Dutch coach said: “One point, that is not good enough for Manchester United.
“We lost a lot of balls in situations where I don’t expect it. We were dominating without creating chances. That is disappointing.
And many people with a betting shop were also not very happy with the team’s performance – at all.
“I think that is down to the confidence. The play was much better in the United States [in pre-season].
“We have to improve but it takes time. You can never say how long it will take. If you win the next game, then confidence is coming back.”
But many betting sites and pay per head agents believe that United might receive a boost, as rumours abound that a British-record breaking deal for Real Madrid’s Angel di Maria might be soon completed.
Van Gaal added: “I cannot say anything about transfers. When a transfer has been finished, then we can say something. If the moment is there, Manchester United shall announce it.”
Then he said: “It is not only Di Maria; maybe [Arturo] Vidal and [Lionel] Messi. Manchester United are a big club.”
Betting sites can only wonder if the new coach is affecting the team somehow, or what is going on. Time can only tell, and pay per head agents will closely follow developments on United.