April 27, 2018

van Gaal confident of Champions League place

van Gaal confident of Champions League place

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United have a great chance of securing Champions League football after coming through a “test of survival” at rivals Manchester City.

Thursday’s Europa League exit to Liverpool means only a top-four finish will do if United are to return to European football’s top table.

Van Gaal admitted in the build-up to Sunday’s match that defeat would all but extinguish their Champions League hopes, but his side produced a manful display to close the gap on misfiring City.

Marcus Rashford’s first-half strike at the Etihad Stadium saw his first Manchester derby end in a 1-0 win, making his manager believe a top-four finish is within their grasp. Read more

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