Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal thinks that his players should be getting the praise for resurrecting their season, reports the Daily Express.
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The Red Devils have beaten Tottenham and Liverpool in their last two games to consolidate their position in the Premier League top four. They are now six points clear of fifth placed Southampton, and look set for Champions League football next season. This is a big improvement after they finished outside of the European places last time round.
Some people have praised van Gaal for this turnaround in fortunes after a slow start, but the Dutchman is adamant that the players should be given credit.
He said: “The key is the players, who are developing themselves in the process of what we have done with each other. I believe because it is not only the last five matches. I think in more than 20 games we’ve only lost two times, so it’s a long row of matches that we win or at least don’t lose.
“You have very good performances and you also have bad performances, but at the end the result is good and the key is always the players. The players have to do it at the right moment, at the right time against resistance.”
The 63-year-old has now been in charge of United for ten months, and seems to be finally realising his ambitions at the club. the team could finish ahead of local rivals Manchester City for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.