Manchester United have won 6 EPL games in a row. Will anybody please appreciate Louis Van Gaal? Even when this happened I was confident he would turn it around and so far, he seems to have steadied the ship. ManUtd have lost to Citeh, drew with Chelsea, beaten Arsenal and now Liverpool. They are 8 points off the leaders Chelsea and 5 points off 2nd placed Citeh. With 22 games to go, 8 points is certainly not insurmountable. If anyone can engineer a ManUtd title from this point, its probably LvG after Fergie.
Like Mourinho, LvG won league titles in multiple countries. Mourinho won in 4, LvG in 3 and that is because LvG has managed in only 3 countries before his current stint in England. One of these league titles was with AZ Alkmaar. Look at this squad, and name one player good enough to play for Sevilla let alone the league champions. To the Eredivisie-agnostic, this is like Villareal winning La liga over Real/Barca (Ajax/PSV). An even better example would be Arsenal winning EPL :P.
He has had his fair share of failures too. He did not take Barcelona far in the Champions League (Los Cules made the semis just once where they were thumped by Valencia 5-3 on aggregate). As manager of the Dutch national team, his 2002 squad failed to qualify for the World cup and his 2014 Netherlands team should have probably won Brazil ’14. Hey, no one said life is a bed of roses.
Bottomline, Louis Van Gaal’s teams win and Manchester United fans must be thankful that they have him.
P.S: I am no ManUtd fan. If anything I used to hate ManUtd with passion even though I just followed the results of EPL and not the games. Nothing gave me more pleasure than seeing Pep Boys trashing Fergies’s ManUtd twice, once at home.