Speaking about the game, van Gaal said: ”I think we scored fantastic goals also but were a little bit lucky as well.
“It was good, especially the second goal when [Antonio] Valencia crossed to the far post for Fellaini. I liked it very much because we trained on that a lot. I was very happy for Valencia.”
It was a good result for United in the end but they started the game poorly in what is becoming a familiar trend.
Scott Laird’s goal gave gave Preston the lead and Simon Grayson’s side could have easily added a second with a couple of good chances minutes later.
Despite this United showed plenty of fighting spirit to get back in the game and deserved the victory.