Van Gaal brands Liverpool goals as ‘cheap’ as United humbled by Liverpool

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has labelled both of Liverpool’s goals in their 2-0 Europa League win over the Red Devils as ‘cheap’.

Van Gaal questioned the legitimacy of the penalty that saw Daniel Sturridge put the Reds ahead 1-0, while also claiming Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson was offside in the build up to Roberto Firmino’s 73rd-minute strike.

“But they got a cheap goal for the first, I think their player is falling down not because he was kicked by Memphis,” said Van Gaal.

“The second goal was a cheap one too – Henderson was in an offside position when he played the ball.

“When you are so sharp you can see the foul has been made by Memphis Depay in the box, then you have to see also it’s offside.

“But I have a very nasty feeling Liverpool were of course the better team. It is true, they had many chances and David De Gea was fantastic.”

“Now we have to create that atmosphere also, and we have to bring pressure to them.”

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