Manchester United’s terrible run continued on Monday, December 28, 2015 after the Red Devils managed a goalless draw against Chelsea in the English premier league.
Despite being the better team especially in the first half, United couldn’t managed a goal in the encounter which saw shots from their players rattle the bar and force top saves from Thibaut Courtois.
That result meant that United’s Dutch manager, Louis Van Gaal remains under pressure as the number of consecutive matches in which they have failed to win now stretches to eight.
Speaking after the game, the 64-year-old praised the team’s performance while insisting he won’t resign from his position as he plans to fulfill his contract with the club.
“After this result the fans were applauding. I cannot say that I am very much concerned, but in this football world you never know.
“When the players can give such a performance with this lot of pressure then it is not any reason to resign for me.
“I am under contract so it’s not a question of staying, it is a question of fulfilling my contract.”
Van Gaal was happy on the whole with his team’s display.
“I think it was a very good performance, but you have to score a goal and we didn’t.”
“Against Stoke in the first half we didn’t dare to play, but that’s a big difference today – we dared to play and pressed a lot. We were the dominant team, we created chances, we shot on goal and only gave three chances away. Against a team like Chelsea, with such attackers, that’s not bad,” he explained.
He also bemoaned referee Martin Atkinson’s refusal to award his side two penalty kicks.
“We had two penalty cases, one the foul on Mata, the other the handball of Willian.
“When I was on the bench I thought it was not on purpose but when you see on the video, you see the hand is going to the ball and not the ball is going to the hand and then you can only say we are unlucky.”