The Old Trafford chief was not impressed with his side’s failure to ensure FA Cup progression.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that last night’s FA Cup fourth round stalemate at League Two minnows Cambridge United left him “angry”, report the Express, with the Red Devils now facing an extra fixture to fit into their calendar in the shape of an Old Trafford rematch against Richard Money’s impressive and dogged U’s.
Van Gaal has also been critical of recent performances away from Old Trafford, notably in the FA Cup victory against Yeovil Town in the last round of the competition, and the Dutchman was clearly frustrated with the lack of urgency in his side’s game from the off as he switched formation mid-way through the first half to little effect.
Indeed, United could count themselves somewhat lucky to have gone in level at the break after Josh Coulson headed over the bar from point blank range for Cambridge and, despite the visitors forcing a couple of fine late saves out of the U’s goalkeeper, the League Two side were well worth their money spinning replay.
Speaking after the match, van Gaal likened his side’s display to recent disappointing outings and admitted that the performance had left him “angry”, whilst he also praised the atmosphere at The Abbey:
“Yes of course it is frustrating. We make the same error as against Yeovil Town and against QPR, we did the same playing style more or less in the first half.
“Then I have to be angry again. In the second half we did much better but OK we are not out of the Cup. That is the most important thing. But the atmosphere here, the crowd, was fantastic. You know always in advance that all aspects in a game like this is against you.”