Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has urged the fans to maintain their faith after they suffered a humiliating defeat against MK Dons in the League Cup.
Manchester United fielded a second string team in their second round clash against MK Dons, but despite that, few would have expected a 4-0 hammering at the hands of a League One side in the second round of the League Cup.
William Grigg and Benik Afobe (Who is one loan from Arsenal) scored a brace each as United’s defence seemed non-existent at times. The result maintained a winless start for new manager Louis van Gaal in competitive matches and the former Bayern Munich coach has urged the fans to maintain their patience.
“They have to believe in our philosophy,
“We are building up a team and you cannot make (it) in one month, not in one year.
“Of course it’s very disappointing but I hope they shall maintain their confidence in the club and in our philosophy because that philosophy takes time.” – The Manchester United manager said after the match.
Van Gaal insisted that injuries forced his hand into making so many changes to the starting eleven and pointed out how every individual mistakes at the back was clinically punished by MK Dons.
“You have to analyse the problem and then you have to take your matches and I have done that and I think the changes were good.
“But it’s also risky to change and to play one against one and therefore Milton Keynes could score. You don’t have to forget that we have nine injuries and we have a very young team. I have seen them trying to do their utmost best.
“So more, you cannot expect of players. We were also unlucky because they scored out of our errors at once and then you are always behind.” – Van Gaal said.
Manchester United completed the British record signing of Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid before the League Cup encounter and the Dutch coach believes that the arrival of the Argentine international will allow him to change his current tactics.
“He shall contribute very much in our way of playing. He is also a creative player.
“I can change the system with Di Maria as he can also play the wing and play in midfield. He can contribute and that’s very important but we don’t have to expect that tomorrow, the world has changed.
“He has to adapt to the culture of England, to the culture of the Premier League and to the philosophy of Manchester United.” – He added.