Louis van Gaal blasts Manchester United after defeat

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Louis van Gaal furiously blasted his players for their lacklustre display against Leicester today, it has been revealed.

The Red Devils looked to be coasting to victory against their newly-promoted opponents when midfielder Ander Herrera put his side 3-1 mid-way through the second half. 


However a penalty decision against Raphael turned the game on its head and Leicester scored four unanswered goals to exploit a shambolic Manchester United defensive display. Things went from bad to worse when Tyler Blackett was sent off late on.

Van Gaal cut a frustrated figure on the sidelines as his team fell apart in front of his eyes, and it seems he didn't hold back when addressing his players afterwards.

TV presenter Eamon Holmes tweeted after the game that he was outside the Manchester United dressing room while Van Gaal read the riot act.


He wrote: "Walked past The Manchester United dressing room post match ....let's just say I wouldn't have liked to have been on the receiving end of LVG ! V Loud."

The defeat against Leicester has certainly dampened enthusiasm around Manchester United, a week after a much-needed win against QPR. That was Van Gaal's first victory as Manchester United boss, but his record now reads just five points from five games.

He was certainly more measured when speaking to the press after the game, although he was still critical of his team.


He said: "We started the last match against QPR very good with a new team, new players and then we played very well here, but we gave the game away," the United manager said.

"Leicester had five shots on goal, and that was it. These five goals were existing because we made errors in ball possession.

"We created a lot of chances and made superb goals but you have to do that over 90 minutes, not 60 minutes. It was not enough today. You have to kill the game and we didn't do that."

They will have the chance to bounce back against West Ham at Old Trafford next Saturday.

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