Following Manchester United’s 1-0 win against Liverpool last weekend, Morgan Schneiderlin revealed that the arguments at half-time helped inspire the win.
“When we came into the dressing room after the first half, there was some screaming and shouting but of course that is normal because in a derby you cannot lose the battle,” he said.
Louis van Gaal has been asked about this and claimed that he was pleased to see this reaction from the players. He believes the dressing room has been too quiet before now.
I think that is good that the players take responsibility, but at the right moment. I have seen it in my career where players take responsibility at the wrong moment, but it has to be at the right moment that you do it.
In the Champions League final in 1995 Frank Rijkaard did that for example and it is always good as it helps the manager and all of the players. It was funny how I said [it had been too quiet in the dressing room] and then at half-time it was happening. I was very pleased with the players.
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