Manchester United shows good form in last matches – Coach Van Gaal is pleased
English premier League – Manchester United 3-1 Newcastle United
Coach Van Gaal reacts:
“I think we have dominated the game for 90 minutes and scored fantastic goals – we should have scored much more.
“The first-half was, of course, the better half and, during the second, we were already thinking of the match against Tottenham, which is why we did not dominate – I am very pleased with the performance today.”
Two-goal hero Wayne Rooney was also the focus of praise from the boss who was happy to see the forward take up a more attacking position than during the Aston Villa game last weekend.
“Against Villa, he was a little bit too defensive and I asked for him to be more attacking. He then scores two goals and gets and assist, what more can you demand as a manager?”
preview of the clash against Tottenham:
“We have two big away games. They will be a good test for us to see where we are at.
“We’re continuing to look up and will continue to try to catch them [City and Chelsea]. We’re not satisfied with third – it’s obviously an improvement and we’re getting better, but we want to keep looking up.
“Going to Tottenham is always a tough game and to go there two days after the Newcastle match at 12 noon makes it very tough. But we have to get ourselves ready for that and it’s the same for them as well. It’s a game we look forward to and we go there confident.”