Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is unsurprised by his side’s shocking 4-0 loss to Milton Keynes Dons in the Capital One Cup Tuesday night, Mirror reports.
Van Gaal indicated that it would be difficult to build a new team in just a few weeks, especially with a big part of the squad still on the treatment table.
United succumbed to a 4-0 mauling by third-division club MK Dons, already ending their hopes of winning one of three domestic trophies.
Will Grigg and Benik Afobe each contributed with a brace, making it Van Gaal’s biggest loss since taking over the 13-time Premier League champions.
However the Dutch manager remains unsurprised by the result, again claiming that it would take several months until his players adopt his system.
“I’m not shocked because I know what can happen.
“We had nine injuries and played again within 48 hours [of Sunday’s 1-1 draw away to Sunderland]. So I had to look at the second team and youth players for this match.
“It’s very difficult when you start as a manager in the Premier League with a home match loss, then a draw and you lose in a cup match.
“It’s difficult for the fans to believe in the philosophy of Louis Van Gaal but you have to do that because I’m here to build up a new team and a new team isn’t built in one month.”
After no wins in their first three competitive games, Man United face newly promoted Burnley at Turf Moor in their next Premier League clash.