Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blasted his team’s performance, despite progressing to the next round of the FA Cup via a 3-0 win over Cambridge on Tuesday, according to reports from the Daily Star.
The manager was pleased that his side managed a victory, but believes that they could have played better than they did on the night.
“Tonight, I don’t think we played a very good match,” he said.
“But it is always difficult against a defensive team. We could have done better but I am pleased with the result.
“Cambridge have played very well, a very organised team and with the mentality that was superb. The fans were fantastic from Cambridge United. We have done what we had to.”
The Red Devils scored three goals without reply through Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo, and James Wilson, which sent the League Two side out of the competition.
United will therefore face Preston North End away from home in the FA Cup fifth round, after the League One side beat Sheffield United 3-1 through two goals from Paul Gallagher and a Paul Huttington strike.
And Van Gaal has warned his side that they cannot be complacent in the competition, as the smaller clubs have the hunger to beat their more illustrious opponents in cup games.
“Every club in the FA Cup wants to win, we also,” he added.
“We have to beat Preston and that will not be easy, they won away against a cup fighter like Sheffield United, so it will be difficult for us to win in Preston North End.
“For the club, the fans and the coach and my staff, we want to win a title this year. The biggest chance is the FA Cup, but we still have to win four games to do that.”