Dutch manager watched on as his side secured vital win.
Louis van Gaal saw his side overcome ten man Liverpool to aid their push for a top four spot and was keen to offer glowing praise to his Man United charges following their win at Anfield.
“Liverpool changed the system against us in our home match against them because they played another system and then we played also with three defenders at that time and we won 3-0, but they could have scored goals in that game,”
“Liverpool had the first big chances but we scored and we won 3-0 and then the coach (Brendan Rodgers) has continued with the system and they have won everything.
“They never lost and then we come again and stay with our system that we have played the last 4-5 weeks. We had to prove it against the system we usually play and I asked the players also, ‘we can play the system with the three defenders or shall we continue with 4-3-3?’.
“Then we have to play like a team and that we did in the first half. We beat them again with their own weapons and the pressure on the ball. Now the gap is five points ahead of Liverpool and six ahead of Tottenham and Southampton so the moment to win is one of the most important in my career.” reported Goal.com.
That’s high praise indeed given the illustrious career the 63 year old has presided over.
The win, Man United’s fourth Premier League victory in a row, takes the club five points clear of fifth placed Liverpool and just a point off third placed Arsenal.
One imagines that securing a Champions League berth will be crucial in regards to just how much van Gaal is handed by way of a transfer budget to help improve his Old Trafford squad.