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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal uses strange analogy to describe working in England

Manchester United’s experienced Dutch manager Louis van Gaal has always been a bit of a thinker, giving much more well-rounded and philosophical answers to questioning than many of his counterparts.

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Manchester United look well placed to regain their Champions League spot, following a vital 2-1 away win at nearest challengers Liverpool, widening the gap to five points, after last year finishing a disappointing seventh under David Moyes.

Despite having come under fire for his style of play at various points this season, van Gaal’s side seem to be coming good at the most important time in the season.

Being ever philosophical, the Dutchman likened his struggles at Old Trafford to his difficulties in getting to grips with driving on the different side of the road in the UK.

He said, “It’s like somebody coming to England like Louis van Gaal who has to drive with the steering at the other side.

“You have to learn that. I could have forced many accidents but I was fortunate I didn’t do that.

“I was lucky but it was always going better so I don’t have to warn people in my neighbourhood!”

Manchester United return to Premier League action this weekend, after an international break, and will face struggling Aston Villa at Old Trafford, before a home game against bitter city rivals Manchester City, who they are only two points behind in the table.

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