Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted he will be cheering on newly-crowned Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea when they face Liverpool on Sunday afternoon in a fixture that could all but seal United’s qualification for the Champions League.
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A win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge would guarantee United a place in the top four after they moved seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool in the table after a hard fought a 2-1 win over a dogged Crystal Palace side on Saturday evening at Selhurst Park.
A draw in West London would cut the gap down to six points but with the Red Devils boasting a superior goal difference to their North-West rivals it would take a highly unlikely set of events for them not to finish in the top-four come the end of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game against the Eagles, van Gaal said there will be a glass of wine waiting for the Chelsea boss if they get the job done against Liverpool:
“There is always a bottle of wine for Jose Mourinho.” he claimed
“But it is for us easy now to sit down and drink a beautiful glass of wine and to see how Chelsea shall beat Liverpool.” The Dutchman added.