Manchester United registered their second win of the pre-season tour of US against San Jose Earthquakes by 3-1,where they are defending their International Champions Cup title.
But the victory did not impress the United manager Louis Van Gaal. He criticised the way his boys played in the second half of the match. He even went on to criticise Bastian Schweinsteiger, who got to play his second game for United against the Earthquakes.
Although, United players found the back of the net thrice in the game against the Earthquakes, according to the boss, they were sloppy along with the former Bayern Munich star midfielder.
"The first half I was satisfied - the players performed what we wanted in the defensive organisation, and they created a lot of chances, and they scored two goals. So I was satisfied. But the second half I thought we played very bad - a lot of ball losses, very unnecessary. The only highlight was the goal from Pereira. We didn't gave many chances away but we gave possibilities away. It was a threat always and that was not necessary. Our positions in midfield were not so good as in the first half," Van Gaal told reporters at the press conference after the match.
Juan Mata scored the first goal followed by another new signing, Memphis Depay, who was pretty impressive in this match as well. The Dutch lad has some pace and skills, which indeed can trouble a lot of teams in the upcoming season of English Premier League.
Van Gaal susbstituted 10 players after the half-time just like the first match against Club America. Schweinsteiger came into the field in the second half as well. Van Gaal was clearly disappointed with Schweinsteiger's performance.
"He was also bad," Van Gaal added. "Players can play bad, certainly when you have only three days or six days training session and you have to play 45 minutes. Everybody can think it is easy to step in but it is not easy. I thought the first match (Schweinsteiger) was played very well and now he has played bad but that is also a process."