Louis van Gaal not to blame for Man Utd problems – Jesse Lingard
Posted by: Daniel February 3, 2016
Louis van Gaal not to blame for Man Utd problems – Jesse LingardManchester United boss Louis van Gaal is not to blame for
the team’s recent troubles, says winger Jesse Lingard.
Lingard scored 14 minutes into Tuesday’s 3-0 league win over
Stoke to end United’s run of 11 home matches without
scoring a first-half goal.
United remain five points adrift of the top four, but the margin of
victory gave Van Gaal respite from criticism of his team’s dour
displays this season.
“It’s not the manager’s fault – we’ve been on the pitch,” said
United, jeered after losing 1-0 to Southampton in their previous
home game, outclassed Stoke, with Anthony Martial and Wayne
Rooney also scoring.
Lingard, 23, described his early goal as “massive” for the team’s
“It’s a weight off our shoulders and we can just play football
now,” he added.
“We are playing with freedom and we’ve got a lot of energy