After the close of the summer transfer window he had been ready to join a Championship club on loan – an ambition shared by Van Gaal, who wanted him to have the regular game time that would aid his development.
Van Gaal’s Manchester United prepare to take on his good friend Advocaat and his struggling Black Cats at Old Trafford on Saturday.
“That’s also why I want to keep Wilson until December maybe because he is also a typical striker running in behind”.
The teenager added a fourth United goal to his tally on Wednesday when he came off the bench to score the final goal in the Capital One Cup win.
Amidst heavy pressure from the British media, Martial has scored goals in almost every match so far in the Premier League.
Van Gaal admits he can not truly judge Anthony’s happiness at United until he has moved into a permanent residence and has settled into a new way of life, with a new culture and community.
“The left-footed players, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo, are injured, so I have a problem”, he said.
Andreas Pereira, making his first start, netted his maiden strike for the club – a dipping free-kick from 20 yards after Juan Mata had been fouled by Kevin Bru.
“I spoke to him last night”, Van Gaal told MUTV.
Well, Van Gaal believes it’s a combination of luck, the players around him and the quality he evidently has to offer.
It is very evident on the pitch of a growing understanding between Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial, which is great to see from two big talents who will only get better as time goes on.
“I changed one or two players going to Old Trafford as Wolves manager – it was eleven!” “He has to cope with that pressure and from what I have seen until now he can do it”. “For a manager, he is a very coachable player – that is also why I bought him”.
Sunderland are still looking for their first win of the Premier League season, and they are hoping to pick it up this weekend, in their seventh game.