Louis van Gaal: Manchester United boss ‘expected better’ from his Red Devils stars against Tottenham

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Despite Manchester United starting the 2015-16 campaign with three points over top four contenders Tottenham Hotspur, Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has expressed his disappointment over the performance of his side at Old Trafford.

The hosts mustered just a single shot on target all game in what was an unconvincing performance, and the Dutchman has said that he ‘expected better’, suggesting that he may look upon the victory as bittersweet – despite three crucial points now on the board.

“We’ve seen two pressing teams. We couldn’t cope with their pressing, and Tottenham couldn’t cope with ours,” van Gaal told BBC Sport.

“I’m very happy that we’ve won in the end. I had expected better from us. Tottenham were pressing and we didn’t have the time to pass.”

However, with five major summer signings settling into life in the Premier League and speculation surrounding David De Gea’s refusing to subside, van Gaal must surely not be disappointed by today’s result.

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