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Louis Van Gaal

Man­chester Uni­ted 1 Ar­senal 2, Old Traf­ford, Eng­lish FA Cup Quart­er-Fi­nal, Mar­ch 9, 2015. Louis van Gaal openly ad­mit­ted at the post-mat­ch con­fer­ence that he was bit­terly dis­ap­poin­ted af­ter Man­chester Uni­ted were knock­ed out of the FA Cup by Ar­senal. Way­ne Roo­ney can­celled out Nacho Mon­real’s open­ing goal for The Gun­ners in the fir­st ha­lf, but the vis­it­ing si­de came back to win the en­counter thanks to a sec­ond ha­lf goal by Dan­ny Welbeck. 

Louis van Gaal´s multi mil­lion pound te­am were out of the FA Cup af­ter suf­fer­ing a 2-1 de­feat at the hands of bit­ter rivals Ar­senal at Old Traf­ford in the quart­er-fi­nals. To make things even worse, Man­chester Uni­ted and Ar­gen­tina in­ter­na­tion­al mid­fielder An­gel Di Mar­ia was giv­en the red card in the 77th min­ute of the tussle for diving and push­ing mat­ch of­fi­cial Mi­chael Oliv­er, and the twenty-sev­en-year-old play­er would now serve a one-ga­me sus­pen­sion. Louis van Gaal: “I think that An­gel Di Mar­ia has touched the ref­er­ee and that’s for­bid­den in every coun­try, so he has no ex­cuses. He knows that he doesn’t have to touch the ref­er­ee and every play­er knows that. So that is not so smart of him, but emo­tion is not so easy in such a mat­ch. I have said to Di Mar­ia that the ref­er­ee is the boss on the pitch and you have to ad­apt to that, not the oth­er way ar­ound.” Man­chester Uni­ted Te­am: Da­vid de Gea, Chris Small­ing, Mar­cos Rojo, Lu­ke Shaw, An­tonio Va­lencia, Mar­ou­ane Fel­laini, Da­ley Bli­nd, An­der Her­rera, Waune Roo­ney, An­gel Di Mar­ia, Ash­ley Young. Sub­stitutes: Ra­fael da Silva, Ra­damel Fal­cao, Ad­nan Januzaj, Phil Jones, Mi­chael Car­rick, Ju­an Ma­ta, Vic­tor Valdes. Ar­senal Te­am: Wo­j­ciech Szczesny, Hec­tor Beller­in, Lau­rent Kos­cielny, Nacho Mon­real, Per Merte­sack­er, Fran­cis Coquelin, Alex­is San­chez, Al­ex Oxlade-Cham­ber­lain, Mesut Oz­il, Santi Cazorla, Dan­ny Wel­beck. Sub­stitutes: Calum Cham­bers, Kier­an Gibbs, Aar­on Ram­sey, Theo Wal­cott, Chuba Ak­pom, Olivi­er Giroud, Emili­ano Martinez.


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