The Dutchman watched his side throw away three points at Newcastle before revealing the accusation that is side is dull is beginning to take a strain on him and his players
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits he and his players are struggling to cope with constantly being accused of being boring.
were anything but dull on Tuesday night as they contrived to throw away
a two-goal lead at Newcastle, before conceding a last minute equaliser
in a pulsating 3-3 draw.
It was, however, a result out of keeping
with United's recent goalscoring form. Van Gaal's side has failed to
score in the first half of a game at Old Trafford since September 30 and
a section of home supporters resorted to ironic cheering when their
team finally managed to register a shot on target against League One
Sheffield United in the FA Cup last Saturday.
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the Dutchman admitted the negativity surrounding his side is difficult
to live with and again refuted the suggestion that his team are negative
and overly defensive.
He said: "I don't agree with the analysis
of many people. We are always attacking. We are always attacking also
away. But I have to live with it.
"I have to cope with it. My players have to cope with it. That's very difficult. But now we've given two points away."