Louis Van Gaal: “I have no doubts over Man.Utd”.

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Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal says he has “no doubts” about his position and that his side must now try and win the Europa League.

They are fourth in the Premier League, three points behind shock leaders Leicester, but have been criticised for their lack of flair and goals this season.

When asked if he felt any uncertainty about his role, he said “No doubts. I don’t have any. You can lose and win in sport, you have to accept it”.

United’s defeat in Germany meant Wolfsburg finished top of Group B, while PSV Eindhoven reached the last 16 as runners-up by beating CSKA Moscow.

Speaking before Saturday’s Premier League game with Bournemouth, the Dutchman was asked if he would be happy if he just won the Europa League this season. He replied “Just? You think it’s just? I’m not thinking like that. I have already won the Europa League with Ajax in my first season, and I was very proud of that. For me, it is a big competition.

Van Gaal’s assistant Ryan Giggs has been linked with the vacant manager’s job at Swansea, following the departure of Gary Monk on Wednesday. Van Gaal says the 42-year-old has not spoken about the opening at Swansea. “I have to speak with Ryan when it is true. Then he is coming to me. I never read papers and think it is the truth. I cannot speak about the ‘if’ situations”.

 

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