Manchester United lost its first game of the Premier League season on Sunday, falling 2-1 at home to Swansea City. However, don’t expect manager Louis van Gaal to panic following the loss, even with the end of the transfer window approaching.
“It doesn’t have any effect,” van Gaal told Sky Sports. “When you are scouting players, you know in advance, more than a month or two months, which players you can buy. It is not in the last moments you can panic.”
Outside of its three-goal and four-goal outburst in separate games against Club Brugge in the Champions League, United has scored a total of three goals in four Premier League games — never scoring more than one goal in any game. Despite the team’s lack of offense, van Gaal is not too concerned.
“You see the game. We could have scored much more goals. I don’t think that is the problem,” van Gaal said.
United had a few defensive miscues on Sunday, but overall the issue is on the other side of the pitch.
“When the opponent scores goals, always you can find errors. I have to analyze that with my players,” van Gaal said.
United’s next Premier League match is against Liverpool on Sept. 12.