BBC Sport - Manchester United: Louis van Gaal acknowledges fans' boos

Van Gaal 'not deaf' to fans' boos

Manager Louis van Gaal acknowledged Manchester United fans' unhappiness over his tactics but said they would not be disappointed after Tuesday's 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

His decision to replace Anthony Martial with Marouane Fellaini with the score at 0-0 drew jeers from fans at Old Trafford.

Wayne Rooney's late header secured the victory that sent United to the top of Group B.

Dutchman Van Gaal praised defender Chris Smalling, whom he referred to as "Michael", for a heroic last-ditch block on the line.

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