Louis van Gaal: Manchester United “killed the game” with loss at Leicester City in mind


Louis van Gaal remember what happened the last time his Manchester United side played Leicester City. More specifically, he remembers the last time his Man United side held a 3-1 lead over Leicester. Most managers would love to be able to forget going from leading 3-1, to losing 5-3, but it’s simply not the case for van Gaal.

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“I liked my team in the first half,” Van Gaal said in his post-game television interview (above video). “In the second half, we tried to kill the game because we know what happened [at] Leicester City, that we were also [three-to-one] ahead, and then we lost the game.”

Van Gaal also, somewhat surprisingly, revealed he felt Robin van Persie was offside in scoring the game’s opening goal.

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“Yeah, I think also that it is offside. It always happens in games that a referee or a linesman are not in a good [position] at that moment. You can’t avoid it. You need modern techniques, always. When you don’t use them in this modern time, then it shall happen every game.”

We’ll see how van Gaal’s feelings on “you get some right, you get some wrong” change the next time United are the victims of a wrongly-awarded goal, rather than the beneficiaries.