Louis van Gaal frustrated with Manchester United’s lack of aggression against Everton

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal was frustrated with Manchester United’s lack of aggression in the 3-0 defeat against Everton on Sunday and felt it was a major factor in the poor performance.

All over the pitch, Everton had the upper hand over Man United both in attack and defence and van Gaal’s side were second best in all aspects of the game.

Goals from James McCarthy, John Stones and Kevin Mirallas eventually wrapped up all three points for Everton and deservedly so.

Van Gaal was disappointed with the lack of fight from his team as they missed the opportunity to consolidate their top four spot.

Speaking about the game, van Gaal said: ”I think Everton had more aggression than us and that is the first time I have seen that this year, so I was very disappointed.”

“Everton defended very well and played on the counter-attack. You shall always be compared to your opponent.”

“When you see the shots we had, they weren’t with the conviction I’m used to seeing. Everton were more aggressive everywhere than us.”

“On our first goal we lost 3 duels in a row. You cannot do that.”

United are still in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League but they won’t be for much longer if they continue to produce such disappointing performances.

The team had a lot of possession but they struggled to create any meaningful opportunities at Goodison Park. It is a worrying sight for fans and one they will need to turnaround for the game against West Bromwich Albion next week.

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