Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists that he will send his team out to beat Hull City on the final day of the season, even if it means relegating United legend Steve Bruce in the process.
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The Tigers know they must beat the Red Devils at the KC Stadium to have any chance of avoiding relegation from the Barclays Premier League and face an United side that seemingly have nothing to play for as hopes of catching Arsenal in third appear unlikely due to their inferior goal difference.
This had led to questions as to if van Gaal will field a weakened team on Sunday but he has made his intentions very clear by promising that he will not be doing Bruce any favours:
“It’s more difficult because it’s very sad that when you win something happens that you never want as a manager, and also it’s Steve Bruce!”. He told reporters (via Mail Online).
“But there is no room for sentiment. You need to pay respect also to other clubs in the Premier League.”
“For example we won six out of six points from Newcastle so they expect we shall do the same against Hull and we shall do our utmost best. But you know our away record is not so good.” van Gaal added.
Hull face the scenario that a win may not even be enough to secure their Premier League status as Newcastle United will stay up if they are victorious against West Ham United at St James’ Park.