Louis van Gaal says it's the same story with United: not finishing chances

Louis van Gaal says it's the same story with United: not finishing chances

Published Oct. 26, 2014 4:13 p.m. ET

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted it was the same old story for his side despite earning a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Didier Drogba scored his first Premier League goal since his return to Chelsea but a dramatic 94th-minute equalizer from Robin van Persie earned United a point.

The Dutchman was unhappy that his side failed to make the most of their early dominance and felt they needed to be more clinical in front of goal, but he also credited his players for showing the fight to keep going until the final minute as they grabbed a share of the spoils.

"Again, it is the same old song," Van Gaal told Sky Sports 1. "We created a lot but we didn't finish our chances and Chelsea scored the first goal. This made it much more difficult because Chelsea play good ball possession and made the pitch bigger so we had to run and run, but 10 minutes after the goal, we kept together and deserved the (equalising) goal.


"I think we could have won this game also against Chelsea. I'm saying this after nearly every game now but that's a good sign I think because Chelsea are a good side and I think that we were at least equal. We are showing that we are believing in a goal until the end, despite the result being bad.

"Also against West Brom, despite creating many chances, we fell 2-1 behind to them and one goal behind today, then it's fantastic that players are running until the end to equalize."