Louis van Gaal has admitted he and his players have become “frustrated” with a lack of consistency at Manchester United this season.
Man United have suffered a largely dismal campaign, with a number of injuries earlier in the season contributing to a particularly demoralising period around Christmas.
However, United kept themselves in the hunt for the FA Cup with a 2-1 win over West Ham United at Upton Park last time out.
“The players, the manager and the staff have been frustrated because we have not been consistent this season,” van Gaal said.
“When you have to line a different team up every week because of injuries, it is difficult to make a consistent team-building process. Still, we are in the race for the first positions in the league and we are still in the FA Cup, so I am very happy that we can do that.”
United have been unlucky with injuries this term but van Gaal’s tactics have not helped the team’s cause.
Van Gaal seems to prioritise possession above all else, often at the cost of attacking impetus. United had just one shot on target in the 3-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month and, for an expensively assembled team, it is simply not good enough.