Van Gaal not shocked by defeat

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he was not shocked after his side suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round.

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HarryBoulton says...

@poshchips, since when were we the only club that could afford large transfer fees? Throughout the 1990's we were spending less than other large clubs, or did I imagine Collymore to Liverpool, Shearer to Newcastle and Bergkamp to Arsenal?

Posted 12:05pm 28th August 2014

hump3. (Ipswich Town) says...

@Lfcfan80, that quote is attributed to Einstein but there is no evidence that it is his. It is also not the definition of insanity, Google is you friend here. @magicfuller, you can change tracks quickly cant you. One minute up, the next down. Here I thought you were quite the jovial chap too, I guess that was my mistake. @poshchips, a sizable proportion of Man U fans are not used to this sort of predicament, I guess that is why some are touchy, for now that is.

Posted 9:15am 28th August 2014

polaknuar says...

hump3, you're a smart enough sort; don't expect me to believe you have misunderstood. I don't mind if you are complimentary about United or not, I just think you can do better than continuing with a joke that has now been flogged to death.

Posted 12:17am 28th August 2014

stevemelbourne (Chelsea) says...

I for one am shocked that LVG is not shocked by this shocking display which resulted in a deserved defeat at the hands of a much lower placed team. This is getting nastier and nastier. But at least Man United don't attempt to 'buy' the league. How much was Di Maria again?

Posted 10:57pm 27th August 2014

poshchips (Peterborough United) says...

Is it me or are there some touchy Manu fans out there!?! I don't think where the money comes from is the issue, more the fact that you used to be the only club who could really afford large transfer fees and that you used to be the club players wanted to go to. Now it's not the case, all of last seasons top 4 can either compete with you or have surpassed you. Before utd fans get all uppity, to me there is no difference from money comng from sales of shirts in Asia as Russian billionaires. It's not money from the country of where the team comes from.

Posted 7:41pm 27th August 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

I think that the MK Dons match was the perfect opportunity to build confidence within the club and to get United back to winning ways which could have given them belief going into the match against Burnley. To not only be beaten but absolutely humiliated by a lower league team can only further dishearten an already low morale squad. Burnley will never have a better opportunity to beat United this season. Add to this the issue that Di Maria has only just arrived and already admitted he doesn't want to even be there, along with quite a few players who don't want to be there means this is going to be a tough season for United I feel. I think the problem is that United feel they are still at the stage of needing big flair players to take them forward. This is wrong I feel, where United are at currently requires more Souness or Tommy Smith like players, really hard b******s who will show courage and fight and will terrify opposition players. Then once you have stopped the rot and got back to winning and have built the fear factor up again and have a winning mentality and confidence, then you buy your fancy dan flair players. You don't bring creative wingers into a club which is going through an identity crisis.

Posted 7:01pm 27th August 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@ScRipt69, 100% spot on regarding City and Chelsea. Their clubs bought their place at the top table, they never earned them thus their achievements are hollow.

Posted 6:33pm 27th August 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

Einstein's definition of insanity, is trying the same things over and over again and expecting different results. He also said you can't solve a problem with the same mindset that created it in the first place.

Posted 6:31pm 27th August 2014

lfcfan80 (Liverpool) says...

@rosks, I'm not sure LVG has until Christmas, on other sites, United fans are already calling for LVG to be sacked after 3 games!

Posted 6:27pm 27th August 2014

magicfuller (Stoke City) says...

I made the mistake of thinking the comments section was to make comment about the football article. I didnt realise it was actually to showcase amateur stand-up routines. hump3 give it up man - and stay on track.

Posted 5:39pm 27th August 2014

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