Louis van Gaal: Manchester United can win against anyone

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has backed his side’s ability as they head into a tough run of games.

Man United climbed to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday and now have a one point lead over Manchester City. However, Man United have a tough October ahead of them, with trips to Arsenal and Everton either side of the international break.

United also welcome City to Old Trafford and will be involved in the Champions League throughout and van Gaal knows they will have their work cut out for them.

However, the manager is sure his team can beat anyone they come up against.

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Speaking after the Sunderland game, the Dutchman said: “Next week we have Arsenal away and I think it is one of the most difficult teams to beat in the Premier League, but we won also last year there, so it is possible.

“I think that Manchester United can win against every team, but you need also luck and today the luck was in the last minute of the first half.”

Against Sunderland, United took the lead in the final minute of added time in the first half, an incident that changed the whole complexion of the game.

After a slightly tepid first half performance, United were lucky to go into the break in the lead. That will be key going forward, especially with such a tough run of games. United will certainly hope that luck is on their side in order to keep their place at the top of the table.

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