Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata has claimed that the team deserves to be top of the Premier League table following their start to the season.
“Of course, we shall always strive for it, we also did past year, but you can’t expect from a team in transition already a title, but when we are close we shall grab it”, he said.
Sunderland, initially naming Fabio Borini as a one striker ahead of Jermain Defoe, had their moments themselves before the first goal went in; most notably when goalkeeper David de Gea had to deny Jeremain Lens a goal with his legs.
Van Gaal is too experienced to take this for granted though, and knows that United have a really tough set of fixtures coming.
Despite spending more than £250m in the transfer market since taking over at Old Trafford, Van Gaal is adamant that he will continue to alter his squad in his bid to win trophies. “I am not interested, although personally for Rooney, Depay and (Anthony) Martial it’s very important”, Van Gaal added.
“We scored again handsome goals so I’m a very happy coach”.
Ferguson said: “I think Ryan has all the qualities to be a fantastic manager“.
“We played much better against Southampton, but you have to control the game with ball possession, and we did that”.
“Yes, but I have to say also the opponents wasted a lot of time and the referee was not reacting to that so it was also their own punishment”.
Louis van Gaal’s side welcome Wolfsburg on Wednesday as United prepare for their first home appearance in Europe’s top competition since a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich at the quarter-final stage in 2014.
Wayne Rooney admits he has been stunned by Anthony Martial’s start at Manchester United.
It was a major slip up and United needed to win to make sure they capitalised.
And last Saturday we extended our streak in the Premier League to three consecutive wins by defeating Sunderland.