Louis van Gaal has hit back at criticism of his Manchester United side and insisted they are “improving every day” and their goal drought is “only a process”.
Manchester United have drawn their last three games 0-0 following Saturday’s stalemate at Crystal Palace and have won just one of their last six games.
Their lack of an attacking threat at Palace certainly drew plenty of criticism, while BBC pundit Alan Shearer has called on Van Gaal to take the struggling Wayne Rooney out of the firing line to allow him to ‘recapture his spark’.
But speaking to the media ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, Van Gaal insisted: “I think we are improving every day and you can see that with the results we have made.
“The rhythm of the game in the Premier League is more difficult to develop that. You see it every week, not just with Manchester United.”
Van Gaal has also defended United’s style, saying: “I remember…it is not always a Theatre of Dreams.
“I am sorry to say that but it is logical also. Now we are making, hopefully, history but it takes time.
“Now we are the best defenders of the Premier League, you say we cannot attack and it’s not true. It’s only a moment in a process. It’s a bad period when you don’t score. Football is scoring goals.”
Van Gaal, however, did admit he was not altogether too pleased with the performance at Selhurst Park, adding: “Against Palace was a concern because we don’t create so much but that was one of a few matches that we not the better team.”