“It will be hard but we are better prepared than this time previous year”.
“It could be worse…and it could be better”, said van Gaal at a news conference on Friday. Bayer wins 3-1 on aggregate.
Club Brugge coach Michel Preud’homme had said before the game that his side required a “miracle” to qualify and he felt that the outcome of the tie was logical. “That is also good“.
Rooney squandered a one-on-one chance and also passed penalty-taking duties to Javier Hernandez for a spot kick that United earned from a handball in the 81st minute.
“The first goal was scored by Sean Goss, who was in the USA with us, and the second was scored by James Wilson”.
Speaking on the team’s overall confidence, the United boss added: “We already believe, I don’t think that shall change”.
“But you have to do it. It is not so easy, as everybody thinks”. “Which position am I happiest in?”
Louis van Gaal wants to avenge home and away defeats to Swansea last season when his side visit the Liberty Stadium in his 50th game as Manchester United manager. Juan Mata then provided Rooney with an assist as Rooney had no issues putting it in the net to score his eight hat trick for the club.
That’s because the Dutchman is more interested in watching a behind-closed-doors reverse game against Ajax, in which eight of his first-team squad members will feature in a bid to convince Van Gaal why they should step-up to his staring XI.
‘I just am happier playing, ‘ he said when asked about his favoured role.
“I think I try to help my teammates, I try to offer myself when my teammates have the ball and this is the way I play“.
“Of course I’ve seen the matches on television”.
Louis van Gaal’s men played some good football and for the first time this season, were able to put those chances to bed with captain Wayne Rooney netting a hat-trick. “Such players at that level shall always come back“.
Ander Herrera says Manchester United are immediately focusing on Sunday’s trip to Swansea City after reaching the Champions League group phase by knocking out Club Brugge on Wednesday.
They avoided the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris St Germain and Juventus during today’s draw in Nyon.