Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admits he still doesn’t know Anthony Martial’s best position

first_img Louis van Gaal has confessed his concern over the current form of Manchester United, and has admitted that he is still unsure over Anthony Martial’s best position. 1 Louis van Gaal has confessed his concern over the current form of Manchester United, and has admitted that he is still unsure over Anthony Martial’s best position.It’s now three games that the Red Devils have failed to score after they drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.And frustration very much remains over van Gaal’s attacking choices.Martial, signed for a potential £58million in the summer transfer window, again started on the left wing to allow Wayne Rooney to start up front – a decision that has predictably been met with criticism, as United failed to impress in the final third.“Of course (I’m concerned),” van Gaal said. “But when you are not creating so many chances I cannot complain.“After Middlesbrough (on Wednesday) we had created a lot of chances to finish, and then it is more concerning, but nevertheless today we had chances we could finish and then you win this game. That is our history until now, we have to improve that.“It was obvious that Crystal Palace started very well, they won every second or third ball and kept the pressure on us. The chance Ander Herrera had in the first half, you have to finish. We didn’t finish that.“In the second half, Palace were maybe more aggressive than the first half. We don’t develop our positional game and then you cannot create chances, you keep always the pressure on our goal. “(But) I cannot see that (United’s players) are lacking confidence. When I see their characters I don’t think they doubt their quality. It can change in one match.“We don’t know (Martial’s best position) yet because he played always in Monaco as a left winger; as manager I have to see what is the best balance in the team.“That’s not so simple, so I have to decide every week dependable on the game plan and qualities of opponent, and so on. In Monaco he played more or less always on the left wing.”last_img read more