Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has claimed it is important the fans get behind his team, especially when they’re away from home, as reported by the Man United Twitter account.
So far this season, Man United have won just three times away from home, scoring 15 times and conceding 14 goals.
While at Old Trafford, Van Gaal’s side have only lost twice, scored 28 goals and conceded just 10.
With Man United gearing up to face League One side Preston in the fifth round of the FA Cup, Van Gaal has reiterated the importance of support when away from home:
Man United’s previous away game came in the hectic draw with Sam Allardyce’s West Ham and it took until the 92nd minute for the Red Devils and Daley Blind to level the game.
After the match, Allardyce claimed Van Gaal’s Man United side played a lot of long balls, which consequently led the Dutchman to respond with a dossier to rubbish the claims, as reported by the Daily Mail.
Despite dropping points against West Ham, United got back to winning ways when they faced Sean Dyche’s Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. Chris Smalling opened the scoring just seconds after coming on for Phil Jones and the England international doubled his tally and United’s lead just before half-time.
Van Gaal will get to see if his side can improve their away form when they take on Simon Grayson’s Preston North End at Deepdale in the FA Cup fifth round. The support of the Man United fans will be vital if United are to avoid an upset and emerge victorious.