Louis van Gaal not happy with the manner in which his side threw the game away at the King Power Stadium.
Manchester United failed to build on their first win of the season last weekend, against QPR, when they faced another newly promoted side, Leicester City, at the King Power Stadium this afternoon, with the Red Devils surrendering a two goal lead to Nigel Pearson’s spirited side before losing an incredible game 5-3 in the East Midlands.
Despite acknowledging that freak games such as this defeat can happen in football, United boss Louis van Gaal was seething with his side’s second half performance when he faced the press after the game, accusing his team of simply throwing away the three points against a hard-working but technically limited Leicester outfit, report the Mirror.
Once a dubious penalty given against Rafael for a foul on the irrepressible Jamie Vardy had given Leicester a route back into the game, United crumbled, with the defending for Esteban Cambiasso’s leveller and the goal from Vardy that put the Foxes ahead being particularly poor.
Van Gaal, however, refused to blame the referee for the penalty decision and instead focused on the clear errors made by his players:
“I don’t know if it was a penalty but we have to look at ourselves because we made some big errors, as a team and personally. You can never afford that in the Premier League.”
After a thrashing of Rangers at Old Trafford last week had seemingly ushered in a new, brighter era for United, this defeat will come as a huge setback to van Gaal and his players, with the Dutchman not at all pleased with the manner in which they threw away the points:
“We had the game in our pocket and we gave it away. That wasn’t down to Leicester, we gave it away. That I don’t like.”