Louis van Gaal demands Manchester United can at present close the crevice to Chelsea at the highest point of the Barclays Premier League.
United drew 2-2 at West Brom on Monday to drop more points as they attempt to get Jose Mourinho’s leaders, who they have on Sunday.
Daley Blind scored a 87th minute equalizer after Saido Berahino’s 6th league goal of that season just about wrapped up triumph for Albion.
Player Marouane Fellaini had score his first goal to make it score 1-1 yet the draw left United 10 points behind Chelsea more, but Van Gaal accepts they can get them.
He said: “That is conceivable yet hard to say in light of the fact that then I am presumptuous. Anyway I have done it a great deal of times.
“It is two points lost. I think we were the better team and I am exceptionally disappointed by the result. We were 2 times behind, however I don’t think that West Bromwich Albion made an excess of shots.
“We doled the two goals out and we made four chances in the first half and seven in the second. We ruled the game.
“That is the thing that I need as a coach and as a director yet the chief doesn’t need a result like 2-2.
“I have said to my players I can’t be glad. I am glad about our play style yet not the result.”
Fellaini could have left Albion red confronted after a tweet from their authority Twitter account which appeared to take a burrow at the Belgium international. “Fellaini has now taken his tracksuit off, luckily he has a Man Utd strip on underneath,” they tweeted as he prepared to go ahead as a half-time substitute. Albion demand it was taken out of setting as it was intended to show help he was not exposed however it was still retweeted 16,000 times.
The Baggies were great worth for the point however and had led the pack through Sessegnon’s fine 8th minute exertion.
The result lifted them to fourteenth in the table yet head coach Alan Irvine uncovered his disappointment.
“We’re all astringently disappointed. We were so close to getting an incredible result against a top team and for us not to get three points feels truly intense in this minute,” he said. “The players were marvelous from start to finish through, they worked truly hard when we didn’t have the ball and passed the ball truly well. We got two extraordinary goals and we’ve headed twice and I felt very agreeable on both events we had the lead.”
Berahino awed again and Irvine accepts he added weight to calls for senior international choice.
“He is in incredible structure. He merits what he is getting, his application as been truly top class. He’s carrying on like a top proficient for quite a while,” he said. “In the event that he scores goals consistently then he has an extraordinary chance (of a senior call) yet Roy will choose when is the right time for him.”