Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's statement is even more stunning than Tuesday's 0-4 thumping League Cup loss to tier-III team MK Dons
Milton Keynes (UK): Manchester United's humiliating 0-4 defeat to MK Dons came as no surprise to Louis van Gaal, who insisted he needs time to turn things around at Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal
United suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of their long and proud history on Tuesday night when they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup with ease.
Will Grigg and Benik Afobe scored a brace apiece to send the 20-time English champions crashing out of the competition at the home of the Sky Bet League One outfit, who were only formed 10 years ago.
It was the latest sorry episode in an increasingly worrying debut campaign for the Dutchman, who is without a win in three matches.
Short of quality
But with so many injuries in a squad already short of quality players, Van Gaal almost seemed to expect a drubbing.
"I am not shocked," the Manchester United manager said. "Milton Keynes played very well, very aggressively.
"And we had nine injuries. We also had to play within 48 hours of our last game."