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Van Gaal Defends Players After Dons Humiliation

Manchester United coach, Louis Van Gaal has come to his players’ defence after they were beaten 4-0 by League One side, MK Dons in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

When asked about his team’s shock defeat, Van Gaal praised his young and fringe players for trying their best, explaining that his club had lost several players to injury.

"You have to analyse the problem and I've done that," Van Gaal said to Sky Sports.

"We have nine injuries and had a very young team. I have seen them trying to do their utmost best so you cannot expect more from players.”

He then called for fans of the club to remain patient while his side recovers from their worst defeat to a lower league team ever and first League Cup round two exit since 1995.

"Fans have to believe in our philosophy, we are building a team which we cannot make in one month or even one year. It's very disappointing but I hope they maintain their confidence in our club," he added.

"We know exactly what we are doing. We have lost in the Capital One Cup, and so tonight has cost us the chance of a trophy, and that is disappointing."

United will look to recover from the humiliating result when they take on Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday at 13:45.

Do you think Manchester United can recover after their humiliating loss to MK Dons? Have your say in the comments section below.

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