19 Feb Van Gaal: We were f***ing s**t
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal accepted supporters were right to launch a blistering attack on the players after their dismal 2-1 defeat to Midjytlland.
Fans were singing ‘We’re f*****g s**t’ as hundreds of them watched United’s miserable form continue, paying £71 for the privilege. The Premier League outfit are still on course to qualify from their last-32 leg if they win 1-0 at Old Trafford.
But Van Gaal concedes the performance wasn’t good enough though refuted claims the players attitude was the problem.
“The fans can criticise. “They can do it because when you see the second half, maybe they are right. “We have to improve and then the fans shall support us again.
“It’s nothing to do with attitude. All the players want to perform in an excellent way. It is not a case of attitude. We were not winning the second balls – that is my analysis.”
Van Gaal put the disappointing defeat down to the injury crisis United have at present with 14 first-teamers sidelined.
“I think it’s the law of Murphy.
“When you have such a list of injured players and a few minutes before the game we can add another player to it, it is difficult to cope.
“I have to make another line-up every week more or less so that isn’t contributing to much more confidence. So we are in a difficult situation.”