Van Gaal: We need to be quick

Under-fire Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal claims a major overhaul is not necessary to overturn FC Midtjylland’s first-leg advantage in the Europa league on Thursday evening.

The Red Devils suffered a 2-1 loss in Denmark last week, and the Dutchman received criticism for the team’s lacklustre performance. However, Van Gaal feels his side can overturn the deficit by playing with a sense of urgency.

“I don’t think there is much difference to the away game but we have to score, that’s for sure,” he said in his pre-match conference.

“We have to disorganise their organisation so we have to be very creative.

“That’s why I have already said we have to move the ball very quickly, so they do not have the chance to run the situation.”

The former Netherlands boss believes their Danish counterparts employ a similar style of play, and also noted their impressive record against English opposition.

“I think Midtjylland has a very good organisation, very detailed and the players want to perform that organisation.

“They play with diagonal pressing. I do that also with my team.

“Not many teams are doing that. And when I see the data of Midtjylland they have always won against English opponents.”