Speaking more about the Middlesbrough game, van Gaal admitted he was disappointed but focus will now straight onto the Palace game. He will know that a win at Selhurst Park will be enough to forget about the Middlesbrough game and move straight on. Anything but three points and that feeling will continue to linger.
Some good injury news is that Ashley Young is closing on full fitness. He came on during the Middlesbrough match and van Gaal will be happy to have another player who can slot in at left-back, just in case Marcos Rojo‘s fitness is a concern.
To finish, van Gaal wasn’t very happy with the latest criticism aimed towards Man United’s style of play right now following their second 0-0 draw in succession. He firmly believes United still have an entertaining style and that he takes risks as a manager – we’ll let you make up your own minds.