Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that Manchester United can win Premier League next season if they have a successful pre-season preparation heading into the season.
The manager insisted that if they did not have a slow start to the current campaign they would have been challenging Chelsea at the top for the Premier League title.
He said, “The board have given three years for that objective. This year we have not challenged but we are very close to the second position.”
“We started badly this year but if you cut the start of it we should equalise Chelsea. So we have to start next season better.”
“Next year definitely we will challenge. We will have another squad but not only us – Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool and all the clubs fighting for those positions will too.”
“There is not a big gap between the rest of the top clubs and Chelsea. You can judge that when the clubs play against each other. We need balance in our selection and I’ve said that many times.”
Louis van Gaal believes that the busy pre-season schedule effected their campaign at the start of the season. But believes this season Manchester United planned pre-season schedule according to their specifications.
“We have adapted to a better preparation. We shall have two base camps in the United States so we are not flying, we are going by bus, which is better.”
“The temperature shall be lower because we will be on the other coast,” he added.