Man Utd boss disappointed with derby draw

But the Dutchman was proud of his Manchester United players after their goalless draw with rivals Manchester City.

Van Gaal also felt his side should have been handed a penalty following Raheem Sterling’s challenge on Ander Herrera in the second half.

“We don’t have the luck,” Van Gaal said..

“I’ve seen on the video that Herrera should have had a penalty, but the referee did not give us the benefit because it was difficult to see.

“You can see clearly he [Sterling] didn’t touch the ball and touched the legs of Herrera. But we are not having the luck this season.

“I can imagine it was difficult for the referee. It’s not a big issue, it is not the first time but that is that.”

Van Gaal was disappointed that his side failed to break down City.

He added: “I am disappointed, I have told my players that.

“When you play 90 minutes, where you are concentrated and focused like we were, then I am proud. But we are still two points behind City so it’s disappointing.

“They [City] have the right to play compact and they have done it. They have a fantastic team on the counter and we had to defend against that as well in a very professional way.

“I cannot complain, I am only disappointed. We did not have the luck.”