Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed his disappointed over his side’s performance despite their 3-1 win over Burnley on Wednesday, according to the Mirror.
The Red Devils went into a 5th minute lead after Chris Smalling came off the bench to replace injured Phil Jones to score a header, but were totally outplayed by the Clarets who had ten shots to United’s three.
Danny Ings did grab the equaliser not long after Smalling’s opener, but Burnley conceded to another header from the England centre-back before Robin van Persie sealed the victory with penalty in the last ten minutes.
The result pushed Man United into third above Southampton following the Saints’ 0-0 draw against West Ham United, but Van Gaal admitted he was unimpressed by his side.
He said: “I didn’t like this performance today. Of course, we have won and the result is fantastic.
“But after this match you cannot say that we are going up and I want to progress every match.
“We cannot have that in the next game, because then we will be out of the FA Cup.”
Van Gaal will also be sweating over the fitness of Phil Jones after his injury, but the Dutchman is confident Daley Blind will recover after the midfielder limped off the field during the first half.
“Daley Blind has a headache and maybe tomorrow it is better,” he continued. “I don’t think Blind will be out for next Monday’s game.
“But for Phil Jones, I fear. I don’t know. We’ll have to wait and see tomorrow.”