Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has slammed Daley Blind’s first half performance during their game against West Ham United on Sunday, despite the midfielder scoring a late goal to secure a draw for the Red Devils, Daily Star reports.
United were on the verge of losing after a disappointing display at Upton Park, but were spared their blushes when Blind equalised with a volley from the edge of the box in the 92nd minute.
And if it wasn’t for several brilliant saves from Man United shot-stopper David de Gea, the 13-time Premier League champions could have already been out of the contest as Louis van Gaal’s men seemed unable to cope with West Ham’s physicality.
The Dutch boss pointed to Blind in the holding midfield role during the first half as one of the reasons for their poor performance, but was however happy for the 24-year-old in scoring his second goal of the campaign.
“I’m happy for Daley Blind but he also has to play better in first half,” he said.
Man United continue their attempt to stay in the top four by hosting Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday.