Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he is proud of his side despite being knocked out of the Europa League by arch-rivals Liverpool on Thursday night.
United were looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg of the Round of 16 tie, but Philippe Coutinho’s strike cancelled out Anthony Martial’s first-half penalty, ensuring the Merseyside club secured a 3-1 aggregate victory and progression to the quarterfinals.
However, despite the disappointing result and performance, van Gaal said he was not ‘angry’ or ‘frustrated’ with his players.
“I am not angry, I am not frustrated,” he told BT Sport.
“I was very proud of my players.
“They gave everything and I am pleased the fans recognised that.”