Van Gaal slams United’s ‘silly mistakes’, despite win over Newcastle

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his men need to address their habit of making mistakes during games, despite their recent run of good form.

The Devils are unbeaten in eight Premier League games as of now, and it was further solidified by their comprehensive 3-1 victory over Newcastle last night. But while the Dutchman was pleased with their domination throughout the match, he was visibly irked by the fact that they conceded a goal.

“We make progress in every game but we are also doing very bad things in every game, he told BT Sports after the game.

“We have to improve that but I am satisfied because we are dominating most of our game – not always winning but that is coming.”

Though United had a tough start to their campaign, they seem to have hit their strides in recent week, which has led to talks about them potentially challenging City and Chelsea for the league title.

Van Gaal himself is certainly not dismissing those suggestions, though he ultimately feels that United’s chances will largely depend on how they perform over the next two weeks.

“There is a long way to go, we know that,” he said. “We have chased leads down before and we have lost leads of a big number of points.

“Anything can happen, especially over the next week or two when there is a lot of games, and if we can come out of these games with the right results then we’ll be in a good position.”