It looked like Manchester United would be the only side in the top seven not to pick up a Premier League win this gameweek.
A horror mistake from Tim Krul meant Manchester United picked up another underwhelming victory in the Premier League and remain in fourth.
Ashley Young capitalised in the 89th minute and Manchester United fans breathed a huge sigh of relief.
With so many tough games to come, Manchester United simply could not allow themselves to drop points at St James’ Park.
And, whilst van Gaal could thank his fellow Dutchman for the error, assistant boss Ryan Giggs was not happy at all.
Giggs, who tasted so much success as a player, seemed all too aware that Manchester United are struggling with everything but the results.
Manchester United’s next game is at home against Arsenal in the FA Cup next Monday.
See pictures of Ryan Giggs’ non-celebration above and below.