Van Gaal amazed by United's team spirit.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has said that he was amazed by United's team spirit after they defeated Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road.

United took the lead when Memphis Depay finished off a beautiful cross by Ander Herrera in the 11th minute, and had opportunities to increase the deficit but failed before Troy Deeney equalised for the homeside from the penalty spot in the 87th minute.

Bastian Schweinsteiger's shot was deflected into goal by the Watford striker Deeney to give the Red Devils three points in the 90th minute.

"I was amazed at the spirit in our team," Van Gaal said after the triumph, as reported. We had the late penalty [against us] but, as a team, we created another three possibilities in five minutes after that. Before the goal from Schweiny [Bastian Schweinsteiger], Chris Smalling had a fantastic shot at goal and [Heurelho] Gomes saved it fantastically. When you can do that as a team, then I am very proud of that team."

The Dutchman also noted the missed by Jesse Lingard, and he was not satisfied with the possession play of the team on the day.

"I think we didn't play so good offensively. We created a lot of chances and we could have finished the game much earlier when you saw the chances that Jesse Lingard had. We didn't play so well in ball possession, but we did play very well when the opposition had the ball. We didn't give away many chances and also the penalty, but I expect better than today of our positional game."

Thinkfootballideas Staff

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