Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed that lack of organization was responsible for their lost against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League round of 32 tie played this evening.
The Red Devils who has never won the competition before lost first choice goalkeeper David de Gea during the warm-up and struggled to contain the home side’s onslaught.
Memphis Depay’s goal was cancelled out by strikes from Pione Sisto and Paul Onuachu to hand Danish side Midtjylland an advantage ahead of the second leg next week.
“We were not very organised. We have the chance to beat them at home and I think we can do that. De Gea has a knee problem so we have to investigate tomorrow,” Van Gaal added.
The Dutchman felt it all went wrong for his side as a combination of injuries and wasted chances proved their undoing.
“When you start a game and your goalkeeper is number 14, you are not starting like usual. A lot of things are happening in the heads of the players,” Van Gaal told BT Sport. “In the first 10, 15 minutes we were not so good. We improved and scored, but then it is too much.
“The second half we do not win any second balls. You cannot afford to concede a second goal, but we could have scored. Jesse Lingard had two remarkable chances. It is the law of Murphy.”
On Monday night, Man United will face Shrewsbury Town in the fifth round of the FA Cup.