Morgan Schneiderlin has insisted it was crucial for Manchester United to be on the “front foot” against Chelsea on Monday.
Man United have come under pressure in recent weeks following some turgid displays but they were much better in the 0-0 draw against Chelsea, particularly in the first half.
However, the result meant Louis van Gaal’s side have now gone eight games without a win in all competitions. Schneiderlin insisted the fans deserved to see attractive football.
“We talked before the game and said it was a must for us to be aggressive, to be on the front foot and to attack, just for our fans because they deserve to see some attractive football,” Schneiderlin said.
“Sometimes we can’t do that for whatever reason but today it was a must for us to be on the front foot. We created some magnificent chances and for everyone in the crowd I think it was a beautiful game. For us it was a good game as well because Chelsea are a very good team. But it will be a hard night to sleep because we didn’t win.”
United were much better against Chelsea but it has been far too long since supporters have seen the team win.
Results simply haven’t been good enough and the large majority of the blame has to lie at the feet of van Gaal, who has seemingly failed to motivate his team in recent weeks. While United’s players will be publicly saying all the right things, officials behind the scenes will undoubtedly be considering van Gaal’s future at the club.