Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has warned David de Gea that he is set for “boring” meetings to analyse Saturday’s mistakes despite his winning return against Liverpool on Saturday.
De Gea received a hero’s welcome from United fans after signing a new contract last week but Van Gaal was not happy with his performance in their 3-1 win over the Reds.
“As a manager you are never satisfied,” said Van Gaal. “The fans are very satisfied, the fans are very pleased with David de Gea for example, but I have a criticism for him and I am sorry I have to say that.
“And that’s for all the players. I want to improve every individual, but because of that you also improve the team performance, which is what we are doing.
“It means a lot of meetings and a lot of training sessions. I have heard the words ‘boring’ and ‘too rigid’, but it is like that.
“I think that every player has to be very happy with his profession because he makes from his hobby his living. Then you have to show your professional attitude.”