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Van Gaal: Our best performance

2014-10-21 08:53
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)
Louis van Gaal (Supplied)
Cape Town - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has expressed his disappointment that his side's 'best' showing of the season couldn't earn them a win.

United were held to a 2-2 draw by West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Monday night, with a late Daley Blind strike earning the visitors a point. It was the second time that the Red Devils had come from behind, with Marouane Fellaini having cancelled out Stephane Sessegnon's first-half effort before Saido Berahino once again put the Baggies ahead.

While the result was not the one Untied were looking for, Van Gaal still believes that his troops played as well as they have this season, but to no avail.

"I'm disappointed because we played our best match of the season and the result is not good enough," said Van Gaal.

"We could have won but that does not count in our world.

"I have to be happy because we created lots of chances and West Brom only had two chances. We gave it away which is a pity because we could have had a new start if we had won.

"There were individual errors and they were forced because West Brom were playing more narrow in midfield and we had to push up," he added.

Fellaini's goal was his first in the league since joining the club last year, and while happy to have broken his duck, the Belgian's overriding feeling was one of frustration.

"I don't think it was a good result for us because the next two games (Chelsea at home and Manchester City away) will be difficult," Fellaini told BBC.

"The manager asked me to put pressure on the box and to keep fighting. I did and I managed to score."

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