Twitter was a happy place for fans of Manchester United yesterday after their first away win in seven months, though it came in rather fortunate circumstances.
An own-goal and a Wayne Rooney attempt on the counter gave Van Gaal his first away victory in his Manchester United career, against a struggling Arsenal side. Whilst the performance wasn’t great from the visitors, they got the job done in the end and even the manager stated he his press conference afterwards that he was ‘laughing’.
Whilst still under performing, this United side plagued by injuries is up to fourth in the table- so Van Gaal is clearly doing something right with his wafer thin squad.
— Judy Muriithi (@ImJudyMuriithi) November 23, 2014
Just finished watching Arsenal v United. I am sure everything has been said. Arsenal will never see a Manchester United team this bad again.
— Janusz Michallik (@JanuszESPN) November 22, 2014
Arsenal…. 1301 days since beating Manchester United 1121 days since beating Chelsea 959 days since beating Manchester City
— RealFantasyFootball (@rffuk) November 22, 2014
Manchester United won with a patched up team and are fourth despite a patchy season: no wonder Van Gaal in laughing mode.
— Jonathan Northcroft (@JNorthcroft) November 22, 2014
One shot on target tonight, two goals tonight and now just one defeat to Arsenal in their last 15 games for Manchester United #PremierLeague
— The Sun – Football (@TheSunFootball) November 22, 2014
It doesn’t matter how bad Manchester United are…they can always count on picking up points against Arsenal. #epl
— FootballFacts101 (@FootballFact101) November 22, 2014
Van Gaal is doing things with the worst possible squad injuries I’ve ever seen. Surely that has to fill you with confidence
— kenna (@kennagq) November 23, 2014
And people still can’t see a difference between Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
— Liam (@OffsideLiam) November 22, 2014