Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has sensationally claimed his team is playing ‘sparkling football’ and is still capable of winning the title this season.
The Dutchman and his team have been heavily criticized for their style of play this season, with fans describing it as boring but Van Gaal says the way they have played over the last two games has got them believing they can win the title.
Manchester United are 10 points behind Leicester City who top the log, and five points behind fourth placed Arsenal and ahead of their trip to Chelsea this weekend, Van Gaal says there is a renewed optimism around his team.
“We have the feeling and that’s because we are winning two times in a row and with sparking football,” said Van Gaal.
“With goals and with clean sheets against opponents who were in great form because Stoke City, for example, played Liverpool off the pitch in the Capital One Cup and lost on penalties.
“Also today Michael Carrick said to me that he has the same feeling. The competition is still not finished, not for Manchester United and not for the other teams.
“I have that feeling, I have said that always. Only Crystal Palace and Arsenal in this season were better than Manchester United. Southampton here were equally bad.
“It’s not a difference in my feeling but we have to show it in a row of games that you win because in this competition everything is possible.
“Our league shall start again and that’s very important, but we don’t need to exaggerate. It’s very difficult to beat Chelsea because they haven’t lost since Guus Hiddink has been there.”