Manchester United failed yet again to get on the scoring sheet as the game at Old Trafford against West Ham on Saturday ended in a 0-0 draw.
This was the sixth 0-0 game for United this season in all competitions. The Red Devils dominated possession, something that has been a trademark this season, but yet again failed to get on the scoresheet. West Ham had the better chances on Saturday, hitting the post twice in the first half.
United manager Louis van Gaal was pleased with the overall play, but pointed out that the lack of scoring is frustrating.
“I think that we played a very good match, it’s only we have to score,” van Gaal told manutd.com. “You must score out of the kind of chances we created. You need to score, otherwise you cannot win, and it is very frustrating, also for the players because they want to score. We have to finish better than we did today.”
Van Gaal was asked if he could understand the fans’ disappointment as booing was heard around Old Trafford after the final whistle.
“Yes and no, because they can see that we fought until the end,” van Gaal said. “There was a fantastic team spirit and we were dominant. We created many chances and you can only do that when you are attacking; we attacked much more than our opponents, who were defending in their square of 40 metres. That’s always difficult but we created a lot of chances. Yes, you have to score from those chances and we didn’t do that. That is our problem in the latest matches.”