Louis van Gaal has revealed that some of Manchester United’s performances even bore him.
The Red Devils boss has been widely criticised this season for employing a game style which provides little in the way of scoring chances and does nothing to appease the ever-expectant Old Trafford faithful.
United sit fifth on the Premier League table but a recent run of eight matches without a win, in all competitions, heaped immense pressure on the Dutchman prior to labouring victories over Swansea City (2-1 in the league) and Sheffield United (1-0 in the FA Cup).
Ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Newcastle United, van Gaal spoke of the boredom he experiences when watching his embattled team which continues to attract negativity due to their subpar showings that have seemingly tipped them out of the title race.
An honest van Gaal said: “There are matches that I have enjoyed very much – like against Chelsea recently – but there are also matches where I’m very bored or angry because we are not disorganising our opponents’ defence.
“But that is football. It’s not every match that every club is playing fantastically, with football that attracts the people.”
“The fans are frustrated but so are the players. The fans also have to know that we can’t always play fantastic football and that was the case in former days as well.
“At this moment we have a lack of creativity and you can see that but they [the players] have done it. So [that shows] they can do it.
“We have to lift that and we are very busy with that but at this moment we can improve. Every week I’m saying we have to improve in the third or fourth phase.”