Derby dream for Van Gaal

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Louis van Gaal is dreaming of recording his first Manchester derby win this weekend.

Dutchman Van Gaal lost in his first meeting with Manchester City last November when Sergio Aguero scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory for the Blues.

That was Manchester United’s fourth successive loss to their neighbours, and Van Gaal is determined to avoid another reverse on Sunday when Manuel Pellegrini’s men come to Old Trafford.

“I dream of it, every player shall dream of the victory,” the United boss said in a press conference at Carrington.

Bragging rights are not the only thing at stake this weekend.

Victory would strengthen United’s grip on third place as they would then be four points clear of their ‘noisy neighbours’.

A third-placed finish would guarantee direct entry into the Champions League and that is what Van Gaal is aiming for.

“You want to win because it is a big step in the table also,” he said.

“When you win, third place is then reachable and a month ago nobody was thinking about that, besides me, of course.

“Third is good because you are certainly qualified for the Champions League and then we do better than the goal that was set in pre-season.”

Published: Friday 10th April 2015 by The News Editor

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