Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has given a rather philosophical reaction to the low turnout of club supporters recorded in his side’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

The victory was United’s sixth in six consecutive Premier League games at home but the amount of empty seats might be considered as an indicator to the irate feeling among fans watching van Gaal’s United play.

However, the pragmatic Dutchman turned a blind eye claiming he didn’t see any empty seats and those who saw them did because they wanted to.

“I have not seen a lot of empty seats but you have seen it because you want to see it,” he said.

An own goal from Palace defender Damien Delaney and Matteo Darmian’s incredible second half strike sealed a comfortable win for the Red Devils as they close in on top four finish.

But the amount of empty seats on show was noticeable for all fans, both inside the stadium and those watching on TV.


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