PR in Line Back to Van Gaal
Manchester – Louis van Gaal calling Manchester United’s lack of aggression when the draw against Aston Villa last weekend. However, the ‘Red Devils‘ also had other problems at the back.
Before the game against Villa at Villa Park on Saturday (12/20/2014), Van Gaal wants his team to appear more dominant. United then it appears dominant –With bola– won control, but they rarely make a stab into the penalty box. This is what makes Van Gaal called his team less aggression.
In the end, meeting the Villa defense also forced the United attack through the wings continue. In fact the only goal in the game United’s preceded by a cross.
“We are short of aggression in the first half. I think we were better in the future. We controlled the ball well, but do not do anything with the ball,” said Van Gaal on the official club website.
Although aggression so attention, lengahnya back line also can not be denied. Many rescue by David De Gea in the last few games indicate, there is a hole in United’s back line.
In ESPNFC note, in the last five games in the Premier League, United faced 23 shots on target than the opponent. The majority of shots on the target of crude in the hands of De Gea.
In the match at Villa Park, De Gea made rescue a crucial one in the second half. At that time, De Gea dismissed Christian Benteke header being escorted by Jonny Evans. Should be observed also, Evans was the one who escorted Benteke before the creation of the first goal Villa.
A week earlier, Evans also had made a blunder by releasing backpass are then appropriated by the Liverpool forward, Raheem Sterling. Lucky for –dan Evans also United–, kick Sterling thereafter be blocked De Gea.
Mistakes people like it sometimes makes the United drop points this season.
In statistical, Evans and Phil Jones, who recently returned to play in the last two games after a long absence due to cedera– actually not too bad. In WhoScored records, Evans recorded a 2.5 tackles, 1.5 interception, and a clearance of 2.7 per game from 6 appearances this season. While Jones did 2.5 tackles, 4.8 interception, and 6.2 per game clearance of 6 appearances this season.
Nevertheless, the Telegraph considered that both appear less convincing in the game against Villa. Both Evans and Jones often looks clumsy face velocity and determination of Benteke, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann, and Fabian Delph.
Van Gaal also has a new home job. Later, he was troubled by the number of injured defender, to the extent that he had to play Michael Carrick as a central defender.
Throughout this season, United rarely play with the formation of a definite defender of one game to another game. In addition to this injury problems, often lengahnya the defender made the United rumored to be buying a new defender in January.