Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has stated that he cannot see the Red Devils suffering another 26 years title drought like Liverpool. According to records, 26 years of title drought is the unwelcome period of time Liverpool will reach if they are not be crowned champions this season.
The Red Devils, yes, went precisely the equivalent number of years – between 1967 and 1993 – before the legendary boss Sir Alex Ferguson won the first of his 13 league titles but the scene of football has changed vividly since then.
Because a setback at Anfield will increase pressure in van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford, the Dutchman will be looking forward to secure a win.
Liverpool and United meet on Sunday with both in need of a win in their corresponding search for a top four finish this season. United have struggled to regain their glory since the retirement of the well-known boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
Speaking at the Press conferences, van Gaal insisted that United are in transition and need patience rather than panic before the regain their glory.
The Dutchman said: “I am part of the transition so I cannot imagine that it shall happen with Manchester United. When it is happening to Liverpool it can also happen to Manchester United but I cannot imagine that because we are going the right way, but maybe it shall take a longer time.
“But I cannot imagine it will be the same for Manchester United. It’s too big, too well organized and we have an infrastructure and we are improving that every year.”
Explaining how the Sunday’s match is important and is one of the biggest fixture in English football for history and Premier League supporters, van Gaal said: “’I have felt it (the rivalry) already four times, on the tour of the USA and in the league. You can see it on the faces of the players. We need to be aggressive but also under control. It is that kind of match and it will always be difficult because the passion at play in these kinds of games is always very high.”
Louis van Gaal also provided an injury update on Schweinsteiger, who will be ready in starting XI, and Carrick, who will not be able to start against Reds tomorrow.