Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has issued a rallying call for his side ahead of their match against Liverpool, reports the Daily Express.
The Red Devils play against the Merseyside club on Sunday, with both sides knowing if they win they will end the week in the Premier League top four. If the Mancunian side were to take the three points then they would likely be the massive favourites to take fourth spot.
With this in mind United manager has issued a rallying call, calling the Reds ‘the enemy’, and knows how important the match is in the ‘rat race’ as he calls it, for the Champions League qualification places.
The 63-year-old said: “The next game is the most important game – especially in this rat race, but of course I know it is our competitor. I know it is, for our fans, the enemy and it’s very important. I want to win against Liverpool again. We have already won two times [against them, in pre-season and in December], but the last time they lost [in the league] was against us – a long time ago.
“It shall be very difficult.”
This comes the week after they beat Tottenham 3-0 at Old Trafford. The victory over Spurs raised hopes that they would turn around their poor form to finish the season in the top four.