Van Gaal delighted with controlling display of Manchester United

Louis van Gaal was left delighted with Manchester United’s commanding display in the 3-0 fifth-round FA Cup win over Shrewsbury Town on Monday night.

The win over the League One club has earned United a home tie against West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the tournament and lifted the spirits of van Gaal who has been under immense pressure of late.

“I am satisfied,” said the Dutchman.

“I have to say that the first 70 minutes we were controlling the game and won every second ball and played very good.

“We kept the ball also and scored goals – we could have scored more I think.”

“After the 70 minutes, with 10 men [when Will Keane was injured], it was more difficult, but I have seen phases where we kept the ball very easily, so I was very pleased with the performance of the players.”

Chris Smalling and Juan Mata scored late in the first half before Jesse Lingard added a third just after the hour-mark as United easily accounted for the Salop.

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