Paddy Crerand believes Manchester United were terrific against Leicester City but haven’t helped themselves in their hunt of a top four finish.
The Dutchman’s side had to win all of their remaining league games of the season for a chance of qualifying for the Champions League next campaign, but a 1-1 draw to Leicester on Sunday evening hasn’t done them any favours.
United took the lead at Old Trafford thanks to Anthony Martial’s first-time finish but Claudio Ranieri’s side drew level when Wes Morgan headed home from a free kick shortly after.
He insists it was the perfect game to watch as both teams deserved to take away one point.
“United were terrific today, I don’t know where they’ve been hiding for the majority of the season, no one can argue with the result as both teams deserved one point,” he said.
“It was the perfect game to watch, both teams made problems, it doesn’t help United reach the top four but I’m not sure they were going to make it anyway.”
The performance was promising in the first-half but moving on we didn’t keep the pressure on Leicester and failed to show any urgency to win the game, so a draw was a fair result over the 90 minutes.
United failed to secure the three points despite going in front early on meaning they have now fallen further behind other teams in the Premier League, although Manchester City did us a big favour by losing to Southampton.
Fans have turned on van Gaal after we suffered an early exit from the Champions League, Europa League and the disappointing performances in the league and failing to finish in the top four would be the final nail in his coffin.