Another humiliating loss for Dutchman Louis Van Gaal. Manchester United succumbed to the jaws of defeat after taking the lead against Midtjylland on Thursday’s Champions League last-32 opening leg encounter.
Is this the end of the road for Louis Van Gaal in Manchester United? A stone-faced Vice Chairman Ed Woodward left the stands wondering why his team, which spent £250 million-plus due to Louis Van Gaal’s prescriptions, have failed to improve on the field.
United’s Thursday’s opponents, the Danish champions played their last competitive game on December 10 due to the winter break. But they embarrassed the Premiership giants by bouncing back from behind. Van Gaal pointed towards the injury-ridden roster.
The Red Devils took the lead in the 37th minute through Memphis Depay. Goal-keeper David De Gea went down during the warm-ups, giving Van Gaal a pre-match blow to deal with. He was replaced by Romero, reports the Guardian.
Pione Sisto and Paul Onuachu struck in the 44th and 77th minute respectively to lift the hosts to a victory. The 21-year-old Nigerian Onuachu netted the winner in the second half.
Van Gaal complained about the 13-men injury list for the disaster, according to BBC.
“It is the law of Murphy I think,” the Dutchman said after the match. “A lot of things are happening in the heads of the players and in the first 10 or 15 minutes we were not so good.”