Louis van Gaal denied that his players have an attitude problem after another Manchester United defeat.
United slipped to an ignominious 2-1 loss to FC Midtjylland in the Europa League round of 32 first leg on Thursday, meaning Van Gaal’s side must win at Old Trafford to have any chance of progression.
The Dutchman admitted fans may have been right to chant “We’re f***ing s**t” at full-time in Denmark after another insipid performance.
Matt Stead believes that the club has become a failure from boardroom level to the players, as well as the manager himself.
Speaking after the game, Van Gaal denied that his players have an “attitude” problem.
“After 10-15 minutes we controlled the match and scored a goal but we also gave a goal away one minute before half-time and that’s a difficult time to concede a goal,” Van Gaal said.
“We have to cope with a list of injured players and that’s not easy. I have to make another lineup every week, more or less, and that isn’t contributing to confidence.
“In the second half I have to say that Midtjylland were winning every ball and that is very disappointing because you know in advance that is the key of this game.
“It’s nothing to do with attitude,” added Van Gaal. “Why do you say that? All the players want to perform in an excellent way. Attitude is not the case but we were not winning the second balls, that is my analysis.”