Louis van Gaal won't panic buy following Manchester United's loss
Louis van Gaal has dismissed speculation that his side’s 2-1 loss against Swansea City has alerted him to promptly make a signing before the close of the transfer window. The Manchester United manager claimed that his team dominated most of the game despite the scoreline and deserved a better result for their attacking play.
The match was the Dutchman’s first Premier League loss of the season and was also the third consecutive time his team were beaten by the Swans since he took over Old Trafford in 2014. Only 3 goals in 4 matches makes for a worrying reading for the Reds but van Gaal was in no mood to panic just yet, stating to the press that the result had no effect on the way he scouts his players.
"It doesn't have any effect," Van Gaal said, as quoted on ESPN. "When you are scouting players, you know in advance, more than a month or two months, which players you can buy. It is not in the last moments you can panic."
"You see the game. We could have scored much more goals. I don't think that is the problem."
‘We were probably too dominant’
Manchester United’s defense was run ragged time and time again by goalscorers Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis, despite taking the lead in the 48th minute. Van Gaal spoke about how his team controlled the game from the first whistle, although he admitted that his side couldn’t cope with Swansea’s compactness after Garry Monk tweaked his side in the 60th minute.
"The opponent changed their shape," he said. "They started with 4-2-3-1 and at 1-0, they changed their shape and we couldn't cope with that. That is not good. We have lost in that five minutes and it was a pity because I think we controlled the game and played very good.”
He added: "When you don't know it, you have to be compact. You have seen Swansea in the last 20-25 minutes, they were compact and it is always difficult to beat a compact team. We were probably too dominant [to have] the sense to do that."
Van Gaal also spoke about the mistakes in defence, saying: "When the opponent scores goals, always you can find errors. I have to analyse that with my players."
Van Gaal storms out of presser after being asked about De Gea
In the post match presser at Swansea, Louis van Gaal was more or less bombarded with the same types of questions he has been receiving throughout the summer. The continuous emphasis by the press on the departure of David de Gea and their neglect of the match that just took place clearly irked the 64-year-old, who proceeded to blast the journalists about it before storming out of the room.
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