Van Gaal: United were the better team

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed he is unhappy with his side's 1-1 draw with Leicester City on Saturday, and said United were the better side in a game they dominated for 90 minutes.

With the draw, United failed in their bid to go to the top of the Premier League.

"I am not happy with a point because we were the better team," he told MUTV and Sky Sports, reports. "We dominated for 90 minutes but we have drawn. I have the feeling that we could have won this game. I've said to my players - this kind of match you have to win if you want to be champions at the end of the season."

On Leicester's opening goal, he said: "You can imagine that we have prepared [to stop] that because that is Leicester's quality. We knew in advance that they are fantastic at counter-attacking. It was unbelievable that it could happen, especially after a corner kick. We gave the goal away, but it is also the quality of Vardy. We had sensible organisation for the corner kick, but still we conceded the goal so that’s a disappointment."

The Dutchman also insisted more chances have to be created.

"Yes, that we know. In the third or fourth phase we have to create more, but it is difficult because you have seen where Leicester City stand on the pitch – it was in the 60 metre area.

"That is a lot of bodies in front of you, but we have created the chances to beat them. We could have scored in the second half when Schweinsteiger headed for the second time and if Memphis controls [the ball] better [for his chance] then it's a goal. We have to wait for the moment that we do that."

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