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Louis Van Gaal

Lei­cester City 5 Man­chester Uni­ted 3, King Power Sta­dium, Eng­lish Pre­mier Lea­gue, Septem­ber 21, 2014. Louis van Gaal, who had spent clo­se to £160 mil­lion on fresh play­ers for Man­chester Uni­ted dur­ing the sum­mer trans­fer win­dow, was bit­terly dis­ap­poin­ted af­ter the 5-3 de­feat ag­ainst Pre­mier Lea­gue new boys Lei­cester City at King Power Stadium.

Man­chester Uni­ted star­ted the en­counter wi­th The Bin Dip­pers on a bright note and the vis­it­ing te­am were two goals up with­in the fir­st quart­er hour cour­tesy of a Robin van Per­sie head­er and an ex­cel­lent chip from at­tack minded mid­fielder An­gel Di Mar­ia. Lei­cester City re­duced the de­fi­cit thro­ugh a head­ed goal from Ar­gen­tine front­man Le­onardo Ulloa in the 17th min­ute of the tussle, on­ly for Man­chester Uni­ted to re­store their two-goal ad­vant­age when An­der Her­rera back-heeled the ball pa­st ho­me shot stop­per Kas­per Schmei­chel and in­to the net twelve min­utes af­ter the re­start. The King Power Sta­dium si­de hit back, tho­ugh, as Da­vid Nu­gent con­ver­ted a pen­alty kick in the 62nd min­ute, whi­le Esteban Cam­bi­asso sco­red wi­th a well-dir­ec­ted shot a couple of min­utes la­ter to equal­ise for the hosts. And as the clocked ticked down, Jam­ie Vardy re­gistered a fourth goal for Lei­cester in the 79th min­ute of the tie be­fore Ulloa fou­nd the tar­get from spot wi­th sev­en min­utes left, ma­king the fi­nal score 5-3 to The Foxes. Louis van Gaal: “Lei­cester City had five shots on goal, and that was it. These five goals were ex­ist­ing be­cause we made er­rors in ball pos­ses­sion. We cre­ated a lot of chances and made su­perb goals but you have to do that over ninety min­utes, not sixty min­utes. It was not enough.” Lei­cester City Te­am: Kas­per Schmei­chel, Ritch­ie De Laet, Paul Konchesky, Liam Moore, Wes Mor­gan, Esteban Cam­bi­asso, Dan­ny Drink­wa­ter, Dean Ham­mond, Da­vid Nu­gent, Le­onardo Ulloa, Jam­ie Vardy. Sub­stitutes: Matty Ja­mes, Mar­cin Wasilewski, Jef­frey Sch­lupp, Andy King, Riy­ad Mahrez, Chris Wood, Ben Hamer. Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Ra­fael da Silva, Mar­cos Rojo, Tyler Black­ett, Jon­ny Evans, Da­ley Bli­nd, An­der Her­rera, An­gel Di Mar­ia, Ra­damel Fal­cao, Way­ne Roo­ney, Robin van Per­sie. Sub­stitutes: Ad­nan Januzaj, Ju­an Ma­ta, An­tonio Va­lencia, Lu­ke Shaw, Dar­ren Fletch­er, Chris Small­ing, An­ders Lindegaard.


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Louis van Gaal was awar­ded the Knight of the Or­der of Or­ange-Nas­sau in 1997.


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