Louis van Gaal Praise For Newcastle

Louis van Gaal was a disappointed man at the end of last night´s game – a classic Premier League encounter that ended up 3-3 with Newcastle scoring at the death with a left-foot thunderbolt from local lad Paul Dummett after 90 minutes.

And after the game the Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal praised Newcastle for their positive game tactics that produced a terrific Premier League for the neutral to watch.

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Steve McClarenLouis van Gaal on touchline last night

Newcastle were willing to attack and didn´t try to park the bus – which is why van Gaal thinks Manchester United have been accused of being boring this season – it´s obviously the opposition´s fault.

This is some of what the Dutch coach said after last night´s terrific game:

“Newcastle was attacking. They wanted to attack, and that is the difference. I am saying that all the time, but you are doubting my words and my vision.”

“When you see two teams who want to attack, then you see a game like this. But when you see a match that only one team wants to defend and wastes time and frustrates the opponent.”

“We have scored three goals and have one point. I have said in all my press conferences that you have to score one more goal than your opponent, and we didn’t do that.”

It was a good point for us given the circumstances of the game, when referee Mike Dean broke the deadlock after only 9 minutes and gave the Red Devils a very soft penalty when Mbemba was said to have handled the ball from a corner, but he wasn´t even looking at the ball.

How can that be deliberate hand-ball?

We need wins but the game last night showed our players have the guts and spirit in adversity to fight to safety in the Premier League this season.

We hope that happens.

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12 comments so far

  • G

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Good bit of Ron Atkinson style management advice there. Try to score one more than them. Genius.

  • lochinvar

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Whose a little minded bitch then – who does he suggest should go down – small town Palace would be a start.
    Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says he hopes Aston Villa can stay up and that the Premier League would not want to lose a club of their “magnitude”.
    The Premier League’s bottom club beat Palace 1-0 to earn Remi Garde his first win as Villa boss.
    Despite a rare win, Villa remain eight points from safety with 17 games remaining, but Pardew is keen for them to stay in the top-flight.
    “I hope they do, they’re a great club,” Pardew added.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #3

    Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 13, 2016 at 7:51 AM

    You will also be pleased to see I’ve softened my stance on Sissoko, he has been much improved over the last month. Long may it continue.

    Agree on Townsend – he rarely plays on the left, I think only 5 Prem appearances for Spuds have been on that side, the rest on the right. I really don’t see where he fits in or why we would want another wide player who doesn’t deliver service. The occasional wonder strike (after numerous failed attempts) is about all he brings.

    Real shame if that is the case. He isn’t the answer to the lack of chances created, and is primarily a left footed right winger. I’d prefer Sissoko to him personally.

  • G

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #4

    Lochinvar, I wouldnt worry about his words too much, he always has a decent season, followed by a stinker. CP to get relegated end of next season, bet your house on it.

  • zimtoon

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #5

    i cant believe perez lasted 90mins. execellent performance by the team though

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #6

    Mindshaft (from previous),
    Mbemba has made a number of costly errors this season which have lead to goals, to a point it is forgivable for him. He is young and settling so will hopefully learn and continue to develop. They get glossed over on here though in favour of giving Colo a good pasting regardless of whether he is at fault or not.

  • G

    Jan 13, 2016 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Zim, people are slating his performance from last night, however, Manyoo constantly had 2 men marking his card because of his pace, which is why he stayed on the pitch imo.

  • G

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #8

    Have 4 people really voted Goofy MOM last night? I thought we had lost most of the wums?

  • hibbitt

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #9

    lochinvar ……pardue was asked the question on live tv what else could he say

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #10

    Not sure there is much wrong with saying that.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 13, 2016 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #11

    I would take him on loan but not to buy. Like to see Aarons getting a chance.
    What we need is someone to cover Janmaat when he marauds forward.
    He leaves a wide open space which teams take advantage of – like Man Utd second goal as time and time again Colocinn gets pulled out the middle to cover.
    Mybe’s the way Janmaat plays – play him in midfield and play Colback as full-back.

    Mitro (Mad-Max) I know you like him – for me the jury’s out – did well last night – BUT has got to stop watching the opposition player when going to head the ball and watch the ball and needs to be a lot more mobile and read the situation better (one-two’s) . Hopefully the TOON can work on it because there is something there!!!

  • davis_toons

    Jan 13, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #12

    “you have to score one more goal than your opponent”
    That was KK classic.

    The Team played really well overall. To do better we need to keep this team together.

    Our striker needs to be on form and start scoring. We cannot be in this position when playing such watchable football.

    Wijnaldum the next captain after Coloccini.


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