“Man Utd didn’t deserve to lose” says Louis van Gaal

"I don't want to say that we deserved to win, no, but we don't deserve to lose"

“Man Utd didn’t deserve to lose” says Louis van Gaal

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Glen Laidlaw

March 7th, 2016

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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said that his side didn’t deserve to be beaten by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

United saw their four-game winning run come to an end in the West Midlands with Salomon Rondon scoring the only goal in the 79th minute, Juan Mata being sent off before the interval.

Louis van Gaal acknowledged that his men didn’t do enough to win the match, however he was of the belief that a draw would’ve been a fairer result.

“I think always this match has an influence on the next match so it is, for us, very bad. It is a bad moment and it wasn’t in my opinion a necessary loss,” the United boss said to reporters.

“I don’t want to say that we deserved to win, no, but we don’t deserve to lose. When you see at the end the chances that West Bromwich Albion has created in comparison with us, it was an unnecessary loss.

“When it is a draw and you play 60 minutes with 10 men, you can accept it – but now you lose and you lose contact with the first four or five.”

The weekend defeat sees United fall to sixth in the Premier League table, three points behind arch-rivals Manchester City.

 

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