STAFFORDSHIRE – Manchester United again won less than the maximum results in the 20th week of the Premier League, when the draw against Stoke City 1-1. Coach Louis van Gaal blame back line that conceded a goal through a dead ball early in the game.
Not unexpectedly, United started the match at the Britannia Stadium with conceding a goal in the second minute. Corner kick successfully met the tall Stoke striker Peter Crouch who then passed the ball easily by Ryan Shawcross.
Although in the end the United avoid defeat because 24 minutes after Radamel Falcao scored a reply, Van Gaal was still missing from his team’s performance. He underlined the physical deficiencies at the back which is often lost when the duel balls over the top.
“Deserved the win over Stoke City. I can not say we were the better team. We started the game very badly. When you conceded through the set-play when you‘ve been preparing for it, then it is very disappointing, “said Van Gaal, as reported by Goal, Saturday (03/01/2015).
“But, it is difficult to survive if our defenders are not too high. Steven N’Zonzi higher and Peter Crouch higher, so it was not easy. We have to play a game like that because it is higher than our opponents. This is not the first time we conceded that way, “he continued.
The arrival of the winter transfer window can be used to spending more formidable defender in the air. However, LvG just a little distracting, “No, we just want to play another style of football at Stoke City.”