Man United 3 Newcastle 1
Manchester United 3 Newcastle United 1, Old Trafford, English Premier League, December 26, 2014. Louis van Gaal was not pleased with the overall performance of his Manchester United team despite the home victory over Newcastle United. United won the game 3-1 through a first half brace by Wayne Rooney and a goal from Robin van Persie after the break.
In the aftermath of the Premiership match against mid-table Newcastle United, Louis van Gaal told the press that he had mixed feelings after the victory over The Magpies at Old Trafford. Louis van Gaal: “We have to improve, but I am satisfied because we are dominating a lot of games. We have dominated most of the games that we have played, but we have not always been winning, but that is coming.” Manchester United Team: David de Gea, Phil Jones, Jonathan Evans, Paddy McNair, Antonio Valencia, Ashley Young, Michael Carrick, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Radamel Falcao, Garcia Zarate, Robin van Persie. Substitutes: Anders Lindegaard, Chris Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Tyler Blackett, Darren Fletcher, James Wilson, Andreas Pereira. Newcastle United Team: Jak Alnwick, Paul Dummett, Daryl Janmaat, Steven Taylor, Vurnon Anita, Jack Colback, Fabricio Coloccini, Moussa Sissoko, Yoan Gouffran, Ayoze Perez, Adam Armstrong. Substitutes: Freddie Woodman, Lubo Satka, Mike Williamson, Remy Cabella, Haris Vuckic, Papiss Cisse, Emmanuel Riviere.