Man United are the best team in the league, declares Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal believes that his Manchester United side are now the dominant team in the top flight

Louis van Gaal has claimed that Manchester United have been the best team in the Premier League in the last 20 games.

The Red Devils have bounced back from a disappointing start to the campaign under the Dutchman to string together an impressive run of form.

United have lost just once in their last 15 games and are currently third in the table as they look to secure qualification for next season’s Champions League.

I believe that every player knows the philosophy of me and my staff

Louis van Gaal

And Van Gaal believes that his players have finally come to fully understand his coaching philosophy as they bid to continue their recent run.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday afternoon, Van Gaal said: “As you know, when you see the score of the last 19 or 20 matches we are the best team in the league.

“Now I believe that every player knows the philosophy of me and my staff. Everyone wants to follow that philosophy and you can see that in the team spirit of the team which is unbelievable.

“Mostly I have told them after the matches that we can play better, but I have also said it was already 70 minutes good, this match, or 45 or 60, but we have to do it 90 minutes. I don’t believe we have been able to do it for 90 minutes, so I think we have a long way to go. You don’t have to exaggerate that we are playing well.

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“But, very important is that we continue to win and that we don’t lose so much any more and that the results are more stable. You never know [how far away you are from being the best team], but it is the right question because I want to improve the performance.”

United travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Van Gaal’s side are currently 12 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Red Devils face Arsenal at Old Trafford for a place in the FA Cup semi-finals next month.

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