Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal demands his side defend better after Stoke draw

After seeing his side concede a set piece goal against Stoke City, Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal was critical of his side’s defending, reports BBC Sport.

Manchester United were guilty of not adhering to training ground instructions to defend set pieces, with Stoke City getting away with a move worked upon in the camp, utilising Peter Crouch’s aerial dominance. As a result, manager Louis Van Gaal wasn’t happy with his side’s defending.

“We knew Crouch was heading the ball to a second player, who was totally free. That was very bad. We know that is happening. We have had two meetings about it. We have to play better in away matches. In my opinion, there is no difference in away matches to at home because our fans are fantastic. We have to do better,” said Van Gaal.

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