Louis van Gaal: We need to be more clinical.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal said his side need to be more clinical and finish off games, after the Reds played put a 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils weren’t ruthless in front of goal against the Gunners and Van Gaal who was hoping for a win after Ander Herrera’s broke the deadlock in the 30th minute, ended up sealing only a point - ending United’s hopes of securing the third spot in the Premier League table.

“It is a pity because in spite of a lot of injuries we were [the] better [team] for one hour. You have to finish these games though,” the Dutchman told Sky Sports.

“You can say that we are unlucky because it is the third deflected goal in a row that we have conceded.

"I have said to our players though, that it is not unlucky, you have to force the luck. We were better than our opponents for one hour but only 1-0 up. After that, when you see Arsenal wanting to get back into the game, you have to stick together and play more compact - not be as open as we were.”

Van Gaal continued: “We have to play a qualifying round now. We have not qualified for the Champions League yet.

"It could be very stressful - you can meet an opponent who is midway through their season. It is not so easy and we have to realise that. [But] of course I am satisfied because we set our goal at the start of the season [to finish in the top four] and we have reached that goal.”


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