English Premiership

Van Gaal hails United fans

2014-12-31 08:30
Louis van Gaal (AFP)
Cape Town - Louis van Gaal believes the support of the Manchester United fans has been key to the side's stunning turnaround in the Premier League this term.

The Red Devils have endured a rollercoaster ride since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement as manager two seasons ago, with David Moyes lasting just 10 months in the Old Trafford hot seat before Van Gaal took over at the beginning of the current campaign.

The Dutchman had, however, struggled to get going with United, highlighted by their shock 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup, although the former Netherlands boss appears to now be getting the best out of the club, who currently sit third in the top-flight standings following a run of eight matches without defeat - six of which ended in victories.

"It's been a good first half of the year," Football411 quotes Van Gaal as saying. "The most important thing has been the support from the fans, and the players' fighting spirit.

"We can be satisfied. We are improving every week and we can see the new year in with open eyes.

"We are going through the process, playing effectively and we will continue. Hopefully we can have a fantastic result at the end of the season."


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