Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has been lucky this season says former Tottenham boss Glenn Hoddle…
Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle claims Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has just been lucky over the last few games, reported in his Daily Mail column.
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The Dutchman has guided his new side into third place in the Premier League, despite a slow start to the season and a number of less than stellar performances over the last few weeks.
“I think Van Gaal will realise that he’s been fortunate so far in his Premier League season to be in third place having played so poorly. But having got the team into that position he must now feel confident,” he wrote.
“He knows he has players coming back, he will have a stronger defence in the second half of the season and Manchester United are likely to get better.”
United were arguably outplayed by both Arsenal and Southampton in recent games, yet still managed to come away with all the points.
Winning games without playing your best football is something that is associated with league winning sides, and was a huge part of what made Manchester United great for so many years.
Van Gaal will certainly have to get his team playing to their full potential if he wants to kick on and improve, but to be in the position he is after such a poor start will certainly give him confidence.
They will be looking to continue their good run with a win against Liverpool this Sunday. The Merseyside club are struggling for form as well, but have been unable to find the wins they need and are currently sat in ninth place.