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Fellaini: Don't Blame Van Gaal

Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has come to the defence of manager Louis van Gaal, admitting the players failed to perform against Liverpool.
 
 
The Red Devils were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the Europa League last-16 first leg on Thursday, resulting in a flurry of criticism directed at Van Gaal.
 
However, Fellaini admitted that the players did not do their job on the day and did not respect Van Gaal's tactics.
 
"We didn't press well in the first half. I think the second half was much better and we had more possession of the ball," Fellaini told British newspapers.
 
"But in the first half we didn't show enough respect to the game plan of the manager. That's why we conceded a lot of chances.
 
"The plan before the game was to press from the start. We didn't do it well at all first half so we changed in the second half and it was better."
 
 
How much of the blame do you think the players deserve? Have your say in the comments section below.
 

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