Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring on his debut for Manchester United against Liverpool at Old Trafford, to make it 3-1 in the Premier League game.
Van Gaal said the players were “quiet” when he addressed them after the win.
In his latest weekly blog, Manchester United forward Juan Mata reflects on Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Liverpool and anticipates a tough test at PSV Eindhoven…
Liverpool, who have avoided defeat on just one of their last nine visits to the Theatre of Dreams, did show signs of growing into the game when Nathaniel Clyne sliced wide from range 20 minutes in.
Second-half goals from Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had put United in control and Martial’s strike provided the ideal finale to an evening that had begun with David de Gea returning to the United goal following the collapse of his move to Real Madrid. You can not ask that.
“The first goal decided the match because they had to come at us, giving us more space so we could score more“.
“I have to say the meetings about the set plays and the sessions about the set plays have paid off, ” he continued.
The news of an extension was understandably well received by United manager Louis van Gaal, who said: “I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract”. Our aim is to be the best but now we are five points behind Manchester City.
Chelsea’s second successive loss means the champions will trail Manchester City by 11 points by the end of the day if the unbeaten leaders win at Crystal Palace later on Saturday.
“I don’t blame my players and I don’t blame myself”.
“Even if he misses one next week in the Champions League or against Southampton, he’ll still have that feeling that he’s scored a massive goal, he’s taken his opportunity, and it buys him some time which I think for a young player is so important”.
“It went well and Daley [Blind]’s great goal unblocked the game”, the Spaniard said, as reported by Manutd.com”. With the likes of Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino played out of position, the Reds struggled to create anything meaningful throughout the game. Still I want to improve.
“Technically we need to be better in order to keep the ball more”.