Manchester United may have failed to win against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Monday, but manager Louis van Gaal claimed that it was his side’s ‘best match’ of the season.
Following the 2-2 draw in the Premier League encounter, the Dutchman told BBC Sport: ‘I'm disappointed because we played our best match of the season and the result is not good enough. We could have won but that does not count in our world’.
United midfielder Daley Blind, who was signed from Ajax on transfer deadline day for a fee of £14 million, seems to share Van Gaal’s opinion and told MUTV: ‘We were very good in possession of the ball and created a lot of chances.
‘Based on that, you could possibly say it was our best game. I think we can [take confidence into coming games] because we played a good game today. We are going into the next games with a lot of trust [in each other]’.
Van Gaal and Blind do have a point, but conceding two goals and picking up only a point is something that United cannot ignore.
One suspects that Van Gaal and Blind would rather they played badly and won.