Louis van Gaal claimed Manchester United produced their best performance of the season against Chelsea on Saturday evening and was clearly frustrated somewhat that such a display did not produce the required result.
Chelsea emerged victorious from this eagerly awaited contest with Eden Hazard scoring the only goal of the game to move the west London side 10 points clear at the summit of the Premier League and to the brink of title glory.
Van Gaal, however, felt his team was deserving of the three points and would have earned them were it not for two controversial incidents.
Firstly, Radamel Falcao appeared to be fouled during the build-up to Hazard’s goal while Ander Herrera was booked for simulation in the final moments after he went down in the box under a Gary Cahill challenge.
So angry was Van Gaal that he gave a somewhat caustic post-match interview to the BBC, with consummate professional Guy Mowbray having to absorb the venom and sarcasm from the Manchester United manager.
Manchester United enjoyed an enormous 70 percent of the ball over the course of the 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge, so there is certainly much to support the frustration harboured by Van Gaal.
Three points would have taken the Old Trafford club to second in the table and, although an opportunity missed, a third placed finish - as would seem most likely - would still represent a good season.
Manchester United fans: do you agree that this was the best performance of the season?