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Van Gaal Gets It All Wrong As United Loss Again

lvg2-mufcIt was an atrocious performance by Manchester United as they lost 1-0 at home to West Brom on Saturday. The defeat was the first time that United have lost three straight league games since 2001, and the shutout means that it is now 287 minutes and counting since United last scored.

The defeat , combined with Liverpool’s win against QPR, means that United have still to wrap up a champions league place for next season. With three games to go, and a four point lead, United should have enough to see themselves finish in the top four, but with a trip to Crystal Palace up next, Arsenal coming to Old Trafford in their penultimate game of the season and a potentially tricky last day of the season trip to relegation-threatened Hull, nothing can be taken for granted.

What is really frustrating for United fans is that with three games left in the season, Louis van Gaal seems to be still unclear on his best formation or combination of players.

An example was on Saturday in the second half when van Gaal had both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie playing the number 10 role with Marouane Fellaini up front as the striker. With all the crearive and attacking players that United have in their squad, how in the world did LVG think that was the formation that would win the game?

Afterwards the United boss laid the blame at the feet of his players saying:

“It’s also a concern now [a lack of goals] because it’s not a coincidence and, in spite of the way we have played against Chelsea, Everton and now against West Bromwich Albion, we have created a lot of chances and still we don’t score. So you can say, as manager, we were not unlucky in every match. It’s also that you have to finish these chances. We have lost three times in a row so it’s also in the hands of my players. It is less secure [a top-four place].

What did you think of United’s performance? Why are they struggling to score goals?

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  • wayne harrison May 3, 2015, 1:24 pm

    Vangaal is like a rich kid in a candy store pack the trolley with unwanted candy he can afford it.

  • Daniel Nelvin Kollie May 3, 2015, 3:37 am

    Why put all his trust in van persie.I lost credit in man utd for the first time.some coaches n players are selling man u games.

  • Daniel Nelvin Kollie May 3, 2015, 3:29 am

    Van Gan n Van pesie is the problem. He need to forget about player who can miss more goal chance .start buying player now.

  • Aussie Jack May 2, 2015, 9:09 pm

    From comments I`ve read and interviews I`ve watched Van Gaal does nothing to inspire me so maybe he`s having the same effect on the United players.

  • manuishit May 2, 2015, 8:37 pm

    they lost because theyr shit

  • kingsley May 2, 2015, 8:18 pm

    d fact of getin long ball to felleni spoil d knock of d ball he is not a creative midfielder not even rooney”can take on player neither can mata & also canot tak shot (rooney falcao mata young van pesie non is a treat in d air & canot tak on one to two players to create a beta chance & united are afraid to go foward bcos de dont wan to lose ball (no defenders dat y)di maria play 11 to do 12 touch wit herrere my best player

  • Isaac May 2, 2015, 8:01 pm

    MU is suffering from having to many stars. MU has no style if play they just have a group of players who play similar positions or play similar style. Plus the coach is experiment to much towards the end of the league, he must have a winning formulae by now. They played well today but it was bad luck that they lost to WBA. He needs to sell some of the expensive and none performing players and use player who can perform Arsenal Cocquline.

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