‘Happy’ Van Gaal may extend Manchester United deal

Date published: Sunday 13th September 2015 11:14

Louis van Gaal: Hopes to have De Gea back on Thursday

Louis van Gaal has expressed his delight with Manchester United’s start to the Premier League season amid reports he could sign a new contract.

United beat Liverpool 3-1 at Old Trafford on Saturday to climb to second in the table with 10 points from five games.

It is a record Van Gaal believes United can be proud of after a transfer window which saw six players signed, several leave but David de Gea eventually remain despite a summer of speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

“I think we have managed that very well,” Van Gaal told BBC Sport. “We have 10 points from five matches. That is a good record, there is only one club better and our aim is to be the best but now we are five points behind Manchester City. We still look to that position but I am happy.”

Van Gaal also revealed that Wayne Rooney is unlikely to return from a hamstring injury in Tuesday’s Champions League tie at PSV Eindhoven.

“I don’t think he should play on Tuesday, we don’t want to take any risks with our captain but you never know. It’s Saturday and we still have Sunday and Monday,” Van Gaal added.

Van Gaal has previously spoken of his desire to win the Premier League in the next two seasons before retiring, but the Daily Star Sunday claims the Dutchman is so happy at Old Trafford that he is willing to sit down with the club in the New Year to discuss a possible extension to his contract.

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