‘I’m more or less an Arsenal fan’, says Van Gaal

Date published: Saturday 7th May 2016 3:41

Louis van Gaal: Will be a Gunner on Sunday

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admitted he would “more or less be an Arsenal fan” tomorrow when the Gunners travel to Manchester City.

United, who are desperately chasing a Champions League spot, edged out Norwich 1-0 on Saturday to close the gap on fourth-placed City to a point with West Ham four points behind in sixth.

“I am more or less an Arsenal fan,” said Van Gaal ahead of The Etihad clash between City and Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.

Van Gaal added on BT Sport: “We’re still in business, the players were very tired from last week but we won.

“We keep pressure on our competitors and we hope we can achieve a Champions League place because we want to play at the highest level possible but it is still very tough because we have to play away at West Ham.”

Marcus Rashford and Daley Blind were rested for the game as United suffered injuries to Martial and Darmian but believes he made the right decision to rest both players.

“I stick with my decision and they needed rest, you see the players, they also need rest but I cannot give everybody rest so that’s the problem.

“We have to see the reaction (to the injuries) tomorrow. Darmian got kicked in the ankle and Martial felt something during the warm-up.”

Canaries boss Alex Neil felt the game summed up how their season has fared.

“I think there were many opportunities in the game, one fell to Cameron Jerome in the first half. But when you gift goals and make errors then it’s never going to be enough,” he told BT Sport.

“I saw enough commitment, but ultimately it’s about not making stupid errors and scoring goals if you get an opportunity. It’s been the story of our season.”

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