Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blasted his players in the aftermath of their 3-3 draw against Newcastle United on Tuesday, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
The Red Devils went into a 2-0 lead with goals from Wayne Rooney and Jesse Lingard, but Georginio Wijnaldum and Aleksandar Mitrovic levelled the game 2-2 to set up an intense finale.
Rooney scored his second with a cracker of a shot in the 79th minute and it looked as if Man United were going to hold on for a win, but Magpies defender Paul Dummett saved his side a point with a 89th minute strike.
However, Van Gaal is furious that his team didn’t manage to put the game to bed, with Lingard and Marouane Fellaini having good chances in front of goal wasted.
He said: “We threw it away. I am very disappointed. We have to blame ourselves because we could have finished the match much earlier with big chances for Jesse Lingard and (Marouane) Fellaini.
“We have scored three goals and have one point, nothing more. We had to win but we did not do it.”
On the other side, Newcastle boss Steve McClaren was ecstatic that they’ve ended a four-game losing streak and revealed he was delighted with the January signing of Jonjo Shelvey from Swansea City.
“We showed what we’re all about,” he said. “People were questioning the attitude of our players but they were fantastic.
“He [Shelvey] wants to be in that England squad and has a lot to fight for.
“It was important to get an English player in. I couldn’t believe we were able to get him.”