Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that the Red Devils are possession masters despite despite the club’s eight-game winless streak which has attracted criticisms from various quarters.
The Dutchman who is under huge pressure, could lose his job as early as Saturday if he suffers defeat against struggling Swansea City at Old Trafford.
According to van Gaal, his side performed excellently in Monday’s goalless draw against current Premier League champions Chelsea.
“We’ve had many games like that,” the Dutchman told reporters. “The way we’ve played this season, we’re more or less always the dominant team. The way we played, under that pressure and in the style we want to play, was fantastic.”
Van Gaal also believes that, ignoring the club’s form in December when they lost four in a row before Monday’s goalless draw with Chelsea, they have had a “very good year”.
“We have fulfilled the wish and our aim in the first season that ended halfway through 2015,” he added. “After that we have managed to give balance to the team and that resulted in October and November in us being first in the Premier League.
“Then we are out of the Champions League and that gives us a big blow, and we are still in that period, so when you don’t assess December, it was a very good year.”
Manchester United are currently placed sixth on the premier league log, nine points behind joint leaders Arsenal and Leicester City.