Louis Van Gaal has criticized Paddy Mcnair’s positioning and his attacking runs as United were held to a 1-1 draw at Leicester following a moment of Magic from Jamie Vardy.
“In the first half, we didn’t dominate as much as we did in the second half. So, in the second half, I was waiting on our goal but it didn’t come. They also had a good chance; we gave the ball away because [Paddy] McNair thought he was a striker at that moment and then the channels were open and then they could run in them.”
Jamie Vardy’s goal came when United were caught on the counter as Leicester broke through the United defence with only three passes. Ashley Young and Darmian were the last men as they were unable to track Vardy’s run as he went on to score his record breaking 11th successive goal.
Van Gaal was forced to switch to a back three during the game as Leicester’s forwards were managing to make incisive runs around the United centerbacks.
“I had to close the channels for Vardy and Okazaki, and that was always a reason, and we also had one man more in midfield so we had a lot of space and, because of that, we dominated the game. But we have to create more chances and we didn’t do that. We had more chances than Leicester City, but not too much.”
Leicester City are back to second place on the log behind league leaders Manchester City on goal difference, they have proven they have what it takes to compete with the big guns and the whole football world seems to be interested in how they fare this season.