Manchester United second Loss this Week

Manchester United suffered their first defeat since the 1-0 loss against Southampton in January after losing 2-1 to Swansea this weekend. It has increased the difference between United and table leaders Chelsea, but Manchester United boss van Gaal felt that his team were unlucky not to get something from the match.

He said that a dominant performance from his team was not rewarded with even a single point. Ironically, it was Swansea who managed to beat United on the opening day of the season. This defeat brought an immediate end to the positive mood surrounding the club after the appointment of Van Gaal.

It has taken the Dutchman several months in order to get the club go on a consistent run. Since the last Manchester derby in November, United have been beaten only twice. And this form and could potentially see them into the top three without any trouble. United were helped by the fact that Southampton, who are their nearest rivals in the top three race, also suffered a defeat this weekend.

Van Gaal could look at this on a negative aspect, as it meant a lost opportunity for United to open a four-point advantage. As it is, United are only one point ahead of Southampton after 26 matches.

“It’s not so important if you deserve more because in football only goals count and they scored the second goal.Of course you can say that we dominated the game, but only the goals count.We were the unlucky team today. I think so, especially in the second half.I think also in the first half we were the dominant team and in the second half even more. We were not so lucky today,” said Van Gaal. United will be happy to welcome home advantage for the next league match, which will be against Sunderland.

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