And who could blame him?
Speaking at his post-match interview after his team’s stalemate with Newcastle, Louis van Gaal said he was satisfied with his team’s performance after Manchester United struck the woodwork and had eight shots on target.
“We can be satisfied about the performance but not the result. We don’t reward ourself. We created a lot of chances and we were unlucky,” the Dutchman told BT Sport.
“Yes [we lacked quality], but it’s also luck. You need luck in football. It’s not only quality. The quality in the crossing positions not so good. We played as a team fantastic I think.”
Van Gaal claimed that they don’t need another forward in the transfer window.
“We were three times the best team,” he added.
“We did it today, we did it against Aston Villa and against Tottenham, against Tottenham was less but against Villa, Brugge and today we dominate. In the United States, we dominated against Barcelona, Club America and San Jose. It was only against Paris Saint-Germain we didn’t.”
After another clean sheet for Argentine shot-stopper Sergio Romero, Van Gaal refused to be drawn any further regarding David De Gea’s future.
“I cannot say anything about this. It’s in a process. You never know. It’s always difficult for a manager.
“I have to protect the club. I have to protect the player. I have to protect my team. All the men in the organisation. I cannot say too much. You can say everything and no one is criticising you because of you words. That’s the difference.”