Van Gaal admits Man United need to improve this aspect

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that his side need to be more creative and clinical in the final third.

The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Leicester City yesterday at the King Power Stadium, with Bastian Schweinsteiger equalising after Jamie Vardy’s record-breaking opener.

The Old Trafford outfit are right in the mix for the Premier League title this season, but the club’s fans have lamented the style of play introduced by the Dutchman this term.

A lack of creativity and guile in the final third has led to few chances for the solid side, who were booed off the pitch after drawing 0-0 with PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League in midweek.

Van Gaal has conceded that he needs more invention in attacking areas, but stated that Leicester defended well in yesterday’s draw.

“Yes, that we know. In the third or fourth phase we have to create more, but it is difficult because you have seen where Leicester City stand on the pitch – it was in the 60 metre area,” he told the club’s official website.

“That is a lot of bodies in front of you, but we have created the chances to beat them.

“We could have scored in the second half when Schweinsteiger headed for the second time and if Memphis controls [the ball] better [for his chance] then it’s a goal. We have to wait for the moment that we do that.”

United are widely expected to add new attacking faces to their squad when the January transfer window opens.