Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his players are being driven by anger following their 2-1 win over Swansea City. Having lost 4 games in a row, the Dutchman believes that such an unusual situation spurred the players to earn a narrow win at Old Trafford on Saturday.


Wayne Rooney pulled off a spectacular backheel flick in the closing stages of the game to give Manchester United a hard-fought win against Swansea City. Both Van Gaal and his captain have come under intense criticism this season following a string of disappointing performances.

Angry Manchester United players want to change the situation

As reported by the Telegraph, Van Gaal believes that successive defeats motivated his players to a change the situationa against Alan Curtis’ side.

a It is also because they are very angry that we have lost so many games in a row,” the Dutchman explained.

a They are also not used to that, I’m not used to that, losing four matches in a row. Never, and I have been in this profession for 25 years. So it’s unusual and they are angry also and want to change the situation.a

Temporary ease in pressure

While Van Gaal reserved a few words of praise for Wayne Rooney, the Dutchman believes that Uniteda s recent win at Old Trafford had eased the pressure on the players and manager alike. Manchester United face a series of tricky fixtures following their FA Cup clash against Sheffield United at Old Trafford this Saturday.

The Reed Devils’ away fixtures against Newcastle and Liverpool FC are followed by a visit from Southampton. Disappointing results against these three teams could drop the sword on Louis van Gaal as United prepare to resurrect their flagging campaign under the Dutchman.