Louis Van Gaal pleased with United’s “fighting spirit”

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal recently voiced praises towards what he qualifies as the team’s “fighting spirit” after star player Van Persie’s injury-time goal brought a 1-1 draw against Chelsea on the Premier League.

The equaliser from Van Persie was scored after West Bromwich player Daley Blind salvaged a point at the 87th minute of the match on Monday. Van Gaal has expressed happiness over how his team behaves even when the scores are bad. They are giving the best of themselves until the 90th minute in an attempt to equalise scores or to win the match.

The Dutchman said he was proud of his team as Chelsea was trying to the kill the game but United players kept on playing until they scored. Both Manchester United and Chelsea had excellent goalkeepers at the last match. Chelsea’s defence was well-organised while United’s seemed uncertain and insecure.

Van Persie got a yellow card from referee Phil Dowd for having removed his shirt as a celebratory gesture after scoring his equaliser this Sunday at Old Trafford. This gesture was qualified as a “stupid reaction” by Van Gaal who somehow understands the reaction of joy that Van Persie has had.

The last time that Van Persie had scored a goal during injury time to bring the match into a draw or to help the team win was in December 2012 during a match against Manchester City. Sir Alex Ferguson was still the club’s manager at that time and the final score of the match was 3-2.