Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was happy that his team managed to capture all three points in their come from behind 2-1 at Old Trafford last night, but stressed that he expected more from his team following the unconvincing win.
“We have to keep our feet on the ground and we have to improve a lot to be at the top of Europe,” said Van Gaal.
“We have beaten Wolfsburg, I am very happy and the players are very happy, but we have to improve on the second-half performance and we have to know that, and I have said that also to the players.
“That is why we are here – to improve ourselves so we win every game. We could have won this game in a better way.
“However, I think we deserved to win because we created much more chances that Wolfsburg.”
The Dutch boss admitted his side got lucky when they were awarded a penalty after the ball hit Wolfsburg midfielder Daniel Caligiuri on the hand.
“There are referees who are not whistling for such an incident so then you are lucky that he is whistling,” Van Gaal said of the handball.
“But in the first half I was very pleased. We created so many chances – but then you don’t finish them, and that is unlucky.
“Then in the second half we continued with our game spirit and made a beautiful goal.
“But after that it was not good anymore, which is remarkable because keeping possession is something we have done very well for the last five or six matches.
“We had given a lot in the first half, and also, [it is about] the accumulation of the matches in the last weeks because I cannot understand [otherwise] why we would give the ball away so easily.
“But I think also the team spirit still kept us in the match.”