VIDEO: Van Gaal says Manchester United was bad, Liverpool worse


Louis van Gaal was very unhappy with Manchester United’s performance against Liverpool at Old Trafford despite the 3-0 scoreline, but he conceded that Liverpool was bad enough for the Red Devils to dominate despite their deficiencies.

The Manchester United manager conceded that “It was so easy in the second half, there was so much space, and we still kept giving the ball away.”

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It appeared for most of the match that Liverpool dominated possession and got better chances, outshooting United 19-11 across the match, but failing to put 10 of those on target. Van Gaal did give goalkeeper David de Gea credit for his outstanding performance, but also said that stopping shots is his job, and noted he doesn’t often single out players for good plays.

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Finally, van Gaal praised his defense because while outside of the giveaways in possession, he believed they defended well. Van Gaal also got a little geography lesson when he thought Jonny Evans was British. Whoops!