Despite failing to break down a resilient Newcastle side, Louis van Gaal claimed that Manchester United’s performance was one of the best he has seen since he arrived at Old Trafford, the Daily
The goalless draw ensures that the Red Devils maintain their unbeaten start to the season, and that Sergio Romero has still yet to concede a goal in the Premier League, and his manager believes that he was never in danger of having his streak broken (via Express).
“The performance was one of the best in my period but we don’t reward ourselves and there was only one club that wanted to win and that was us,” he said.
Although all eight of the attempts on target came from the home side, and Wayne Rooney had a goal ruled out for offside, the Magpies did give van Gaal a scare when the volatile Aleksandar Mitrovic saw his header hit the bar.
United’s dominance seemed to be based around the fact they managed to enjoy 70% of possession.
Despite the promising performance, there remains real concerns about van Gaal’s side’s ability to find the back of the net. Wayne Rooney has now gone 858 minutes without a goal in all competitions (via BBC Sport), and with the transfer window’s closure approaching, there is no doubt what van Gaal needs to do in the coming days.