Louis van Gaal believes that Manchester United’s Europa League tie against Liverpool on Thursday is a must-win for his side.
Man United are preparing to face Liverpool in European competition for the first time.
With United struggling in the Premier League, winning the Europa League represents their best chance of securing Champions League football next term.
“You have to win – there is no difference [with it being a Cup competition],” van Gaal said.
“United and Liverpool is always a big game. It’s historical and even bigger now because both teams are fighting for a Champions League place. I want to win every game and when I lose I am very disappointed. You can see that – my body language is very expressive.”
March will be a crucial month for United, with a FA Cup clash against West Ham United coming up as well as the Manchester derby in the Premier League.
This has been a season to forget for United supporters and exiting the Europa League would be the latest in a series of nails in van Gaal’s coffin. However, get through the period, and things will look a lot better as far as United are concerned.