ManU missed a sure shot win against Newcastle: Van Gaal

Manchester United shoddy play continues and they drew another game with Newcastle, in fact, we should say they somehow managed to equalize the game. The match throughout has been struggling for the Van Gaal army and they never looked completely in control of the ball and St James’ Park side made no mistake in offering Reds Devils a tough fight until the end. The 64-year-old Dutchman had expected a three-point haul from the game before game starts and even on paper he was having a better team composition but his bad luck followed by highly demoralized side did not let them take control of the game. The game initially has been in control of the visitors when they were leading the scorecard by 2-0, perhaps, score was 3-2 in United favor with just eleven minutes remaining and then Paul Dummett scored the equalizer for the Magpies to send the visitors back disappointed. With this game ManU is now having just one win out of last eight games and this draught is getting worst with each passing game and even their standing on the board is getting deteriorated day by day; they are now at number six and it seems their qualification to the Champions League is highly vulnerable looking at the form of other sides eager to secure a space among top four.

Anyways, what Van Gaal said after game, is, “I am very disappointed, but we have to blame ourselves because we could have finished this match much earlier. There were big chances for Lingard and Fellaini and we didn’t do that. I have said that also to my players. The referee makes a decision on a penalty that maybe has a big question mark over it, but we could have finished the game by ourselves much earlier.

“There was the deflected shot from Dummett to equalise, but okay, that is happening and that is luck for Newcastle United. But you have to force the luck and finish the chances when you get them when they are so big.”

Adding about the penalties offered in the game and if those decisions of referee Mike Dean were correct, he said, “In my opinion, there is no discussion about the penalties. I have seen the video and you see Mbemba is putting his hand to the ball and that was why Fellaini could not head the ball. He did it with purpose and consciously, so that is a penalty.”