Video: Van Gaal blames ‘The Law of Murphy’ For Shock Midtjylland Defeat
‘Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong’.
Manchester United fans had to pay £71 for their ticket to watch their team play FC Midtjylland in the Europa League this evening, and they witnessed their team getting humiliated.
As if the defeat wasn’t enough, another embarrassing thing happened during the post match interview of their manager. Instead of admitting that his side were terrible, the Dutchman gave some daft reasons to explain his side’s performance.
“It is the law of Murphy. When you start the game and your goalkeeper is [injury] number 14, you’re not starting like usual,” he said on BT Sport after the match.
“A lot of things are happening in the heads of the players. The first 10 or 15 minutes were not so good but after that we came into the match, scored and could have scored more.
“But then it’s too much. The second half, we don’t win any duels, any second ball. You cannot afford a second goal, but we could have scored also – Jesse Lingard had two remarkable chances. It is the law of Murphy, I think.
“I think that, in certain phases, we were not organised. But that happens when you play with another team every week.
“It is always possible in football but we have the chance to beat them at home and we have to do that.”