Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted his side needs to improve and cope with the pressure of performing at Old Trafford after they scraped to a 1-0 victory over Sheffield United in the FA Cup. "There are many reasons to leave the stadium at the last minute".
Manchester United's players and manager Louis van Gaal "look bored" and are "going through the motions", says the club's former midfielder Paul Scholes.
"There are matches that I have enjoyed very much". You never know what the reason is. I've tried to defend this team in recent weeks but it's getting harder because every time you come to Old Trafford you see negative football. "But we are in the next round".
The Germany global picked up a knee injury in the 1-0 FA Cup win over Sheffield United at the weekend and has consequently been ruled out of the trip to St James' Park.
"You have to be happy as a Manchester United fan that we have won two matches in a row and we are in the next round". React to Paul Scholes? They were very well organized and at the end we got the penalty.
"At this moment we have a lack of creativity and you can see that but they [the players] have done it. So [that shows] they can do it".
United only provided two sparks during this season, once against Chelsea where there was attacking intent but the match ended in a 0-0 draw. And Rooney's penalty was only the second shot on target United managed against a team 47 places below them. "I think that's the way he likes to play football".
"In spite of playing more or less with 10-and-a-half men, we beat Sheffield United and we were very happy with that". "But that's why an opponent is there and they want to prevent us from doing that".
Saivet said: "I am very happy to be here at Newcastle".
"Schneiderlin is not injured but he's in the red zone and had an overload", Van Gaal added.
Van Gaal, already forced to insist he wouldn't resign due to the criticism of his methods from disgruntled fans earlier this season, will come under renewed fire if United fail to win at struggling Newcastle in the Premier League on Tuesday.