With all the incredulity at Manchester United’s lack of goals, Louis Van Gaal has moved to reassure the fans by noting his side’s attacking needs to improve.
Speaking ahead of today’s home game with West Bromwich Albion where the Reds will look to score a domestic goal at the third time of asking, Van Gaal noted:
“We have to score more goals, I agree with that, but only one more than the opponent,”
“That’s what I am thinking. And, of course, we still need players with more creativity and pace on the wings. That I have said five months ago, three months ago and now I am saying it again, but we need that, so we are still in a process.”
‘Process’ is not something United fans want to hear as patience seems to be wearing a bit thin with Van Gaal’s methods among some of the Old Trafford faithful, as was shown with the boos that rang out during the CSKA Moscow game.
Van Gaal needs a win today to convince some of the doubters that despite being top of their Champions League group and only four points off the top of the Premier League – he’s the right man for the job and hasn’t forgone any semblance of entertainment in favour of results.