Van Gaal: We did not reward ourselves at Chelsea

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United did not make the most of their attacking play against Chelsea on Sunday.

The Red Devils finally broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when Jesse Lingard hit a lovely half-volley on the turn before Diego Costa responded in injury-time to force a 1-1 draw.

Van Gaal felt his side were perhaps wasteful during the clash and could have more of their chances while the defence lacked some composure at times.

“We played a superb game until the last quarter and then we didn’t keep the ball, we didn’t play the attack the way we have to do,” he told Sky Sports.

“We get a goal against, it is unbelievable that we don’t reward ourselves.”

“Chelsea were pushing with long balls and with more aggression, but nevertheless we have to keep the ball and you have to be composed when you defend, so you are not kicking the ball away without any meaning.”

“There were a lot of times when I felt we could control the ball and play the ball.”

“Also we could have scored after the first goal, but you don’t reward yourself when you play such a game against such a fantastic team like Chelsea, you have to reward yourself.”

“I am deeply frustrated because we were the better team and we didn’t win, again.”

“We had the chances and we didn’t win.”

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