Louis Van Gaal has credited his players for the revival in form that they have shown in the last few months. The Dutchman was famous for altering the tactics of United to a unique 3-5-2 system with a number of players like Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young being used out of position. After severe criticism that he faced in the first half of the season, Van Gaal is now basking in the glory of being considered as one of the top managers in the league. His United team have achieved wins over Liverpool and Tottenham when these teams were in form.
This has propelled them towards sealing a top four spot comfortably even with a few matches left. There has even been the talk of a title challenge even though table leaders Chelsea may appear to be quite far away. Van Gaal opened his United account with only three wins from the first 10 matches. They have now achieved four straight victories in the league. Even though the possibility of winning a title looks beyond them this campaign, it will be considered as a hugely successful season if they get into the top four. United have suffered only two defeats in the league since November.
“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,” said Van Gaal. United take on City this weekend after having lost their last four matches against their arch rivals.