Manchester United host Southampton in the Premier League this Saturday.
The Red Devils are 5th in the league with 37 points, two behind Tottenham Hotspur who play Crystal Palace away from home.
Van Gaal confirmed that Ashley Young’s injury is long-term and he’s added to the list of Antionio Valencia, Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo.
Neither Bastian Schweinsteiger nor Phil Jones are available to play against The Saints.
Adnan Januzaj is available to play.
Here are the main points from Van Gaal’s press conference:
- This is not the business of the press. First you have sacked me and now you are interfering in my future.
- “I have said he is important as a captain as well as a player. I am pleased with him.”
- It is a fact that since Rooney is scoring we have won our games, or at least we draw against Newcastle United
- It is always the same pressure for Manchester United, we have to win. Our fans are always expecting us to win.
- I need full-backs and you have seen how I have used youngsters like CBJ and Varela who are doing great but the level is high.