Manchester United drew 0-0 with Manchester City yesterday afternoon. Despite the score, the game was quite entertaining, with both teams defending immaculately well.
Neither side got many chances, United probably only had 3, but Louis van Gaal is disappointed that his team did not take their chances and claim the 3 points.
There was a possibly penalty shout, for a challenge on Herrera in the box, but the referee waived it off. United’s manager has put this down to bad luck.
Speaking to Sky Sports, in a post-match interview, Louis van Gaal had this to say:
“I am only disappointed that we don’t have the luck, because I have seen on the video that it was a penalty, but the referee did not give us the benefit of the doubt.
“Of course it is difficult to see. I can see it clearly on the video that he does not touch the ball but the legs of Herrera. The luck, we have not had this season, but I can imagine it is not easy for the referee.
“It is not a big issue but it is like that. It is not the first time I have seen it like this way, but we have to score from our chances.”
Van Gaal also commented on how impressed he was with Jesse Lingard’s effort, which was denied by the crossbar:
“I was surprised that he could do that because it was a very difficult situation for him. He did remarkably well in that situation, but we didn’t create so many chances because it was difficult with how they played.
“They were so organised and played on the counter attack. It was the same in the game against Moscow, but it says something about the strength of Manchester United.”
The only other real chance in the game was a stretching Chris Smalling, who poked the ball on net. Joe Hart got down very well to stop the trickling attempt.