Manchester United fans can be proud after derby win, says Van Gaal
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that the Red Devils are once again the best team in Manchester and a force to reckon with in the title race as they are just 1 point adrift of second-placed Arsenal.
Louis van Gaal stressed that his team would come into the groove as the season progresses despite the heavy criticism by pundits and former players and the manager was right as they are fearlessly progressing through the toughest phase in premier league.
Recently Manchester United have triumphed over city rivals Manchester City in the Manchester derby by a huge margin of 4-2 which occurred to be their first win against their counter-parts since 2012.
Speaking at the news conference, van Gaal said: “We are at this moment four points ahead so that is a fact. This week the fans can go on the streets, hat up and say: ‘We are the better team because goal average is in our favour.”
“We started very badly. It was not Manchester United, we were very nervous. I don’t know why. We had no pressure on the ball. I don’t know why. But when we scored the goal, from that moment we had more confidence.
“The second half was fantastic. Maybe [it is] the best feeling [as United manager] but not the best performance because we started very badly, more or less like against Burnley but after the assist of David de Gea [for Young’s goal], we are regaining our confidence and we scored the second goal from a fantastic attack also.”
van Gaal also desscribed that Young was his best player in the derby and praised the young talent who he thought must be the Man of the Match.
“He was fantastic. He was our best player. When you have a big contribution you can play in a team and Ashley has done that. He has always played with me. Fellaini also because he was injured a lot of times but from day one he is the player who is always doing what I asked. You can say [he was] not always very good but [he was] never bad. That is also important for a manager that a player always gives a certain level of performance.
“The fans also see that he is very important for the team. He scores goals, he beats pressure when we need it and he plays always the ball to the same colour [shirt].”
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