Manager Louis outpost Gaal pronounced “facts” valid his Manchester United side were improved than final year, after they were knocked out of a Champions League.
United unsuccessful to validate for a final 16 after a 3-2 improved during Wolfsburg.
Van Gaal pronounced reaching a organisation stage, surpassing serve in a Capital One Cup and sitting fourth in a Premier League showed their improvement.
However, he said: “I can't urge myself since we are out of a Champions League.”
Better than final year?
United are fourth in a Premier League, carrying finished in a same position in Van Gaal’s initial season.
The former Netherlands coach, who
in May 2014, led a Red Devils behind into a Champions League after they unsuccessful to validate for Europe underneath a Scot.
United were separated by Championship side Middlesbrough in a League Cup fourth turn this season, following an annoying 4-0 second-round improved by MK Dons in a same foe final season.
“When we see a contribution – we went serve in a Capital One Cup, competent for a Champions League group, we have played all these matches and are still in a really good position in a league,” he said.
“The contribution contend we are improved than final year.
“I’m also unhappy that we are out of a Champions League.”
‘We didn’t have an easy group’
Expectations were high among United supporters that their organisation would absolutely swell from a organisation containing German runners-up Wolfsburg, Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven and Russian runners-up CSKA Moscow.
But Van Gaal deserted suggestions his side should have competent comfortably.
“This was a parsimonious organisation so we am not similar with any opinion that this was an easy group,” he said.
Van Gaal nonplussed by United defending
United had usually conceded dual goals in a prior 9 matches before their outing to Wolfsburg, though were defensively capricious via a Group B tie.
They conceded only 3 mins after Anthony Martial’s opener, afterwards authorised Wolfsburg to measure a leader within seconds of equalising for 2-2.
But Van Gaal’s side did offer some-more aggressive hazard in Germany than they had in prior weeks.
United were booed off after
during Old Trafford, a fifth time in 9 matches they had unsuccessful to score.
“It was a crazy match,” pronounced Van Gaal, who also saw Jesse Lingard have a idea disallowed before half-time on Tuesday.
“We didn’t measure many goals before and in an divided compare we measure dual goals – maybe 3 though one was cancelled out.
“But twice we give divided a idea within dual mins of scoring, that’s formidable to know when we urge so good normally.”
PSV pull cost us – Fellaini
United finished third in Group B carrying unsuccessful to win any of their divided matches, losing during PSV Eindhoven and Wolfsburg, while sketch during CSKA Moscow.
But midfielder Marouane Fellaini believes it was United’s disaster to kick PSV during Old Trafford, where a sides
that valid costly.
“It is formidable for us. We are disappointed. We should win opposite PSV during home,” pronounced a 28-year-old Belgium international.
“We were not propitious opposite Wolfsburg. In a final 10 mins we played with 10 group [because Chris Smalling was injured]. It was some-more difficult.
“But we have to forget this beating quickly. We have to redeem fast and concentration on a subsequent game.”
Injuries raise adult for United
United were but 7 comparison players for a outing to Wolfsburg, with skipper Wayne Rooney a many important absentee with an ankle injury.
Argentina general Marcos Rojo dislocated his shoulder final week, while associate defenders Luke Shaw (leg) and Antonio Valencia (foot) have long-term injuries.
England defender Phil Jones was absent with an ankle problem, while midfielders Ander Herrera and Morgan Schneiderlin are also sidelined.
Van Gaal handed a initial United start to 22-year-old Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela, and afterwards brought on 18-year-old left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson when Matteo Darmian was harmed during a initial half.
The Dutchman’s problems were compounded when substitute skipper Smalling suffered a groin problem in a final 10 minutes.
Both Smalling and Darmian are “doubtful” for Saturday’s Premier League outing to Bournemouth, Van Gaal pronounced in his post-match news conference.