Man United’s Louis van Gaal: Title race isn’t over despite Chelsea win
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal refuses to name Chelsea as Premier League champions yet
Louis van Gaal has warned Chelsea that the Premier League title race isn’t over despite Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
The Red Devils had won their last six league games before their trip to west London which had prompted talk of an unlikely title bid.
Chelsea forward Eden Hazard scored a first-half winner to propel the leaders 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal at the top of the table.
However, Van Gaal, whose side are 11 points adrift of Chelsea with five games remaining, refused to crown Jose Mourinho’s side as champions just yet.
“It is not definitely gone because we can still win 15 points and they can still lose 18 points,” Van Gaal told Sky Sports.
“The main goal is that we are progressing as a team and we have done that today.
“We were the dominant team on the pitch but we lost. In football, the result is everything.
“We also need results in football. It is not always the best team that wins.”
Chelsea make the trip across London to face their bitter rivals Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday 26 April.
The League Cup winners also welcome FA Cup semi-finalists Liverpool to Stamford Bridge before the end of the season.
Mourinho is looking to win his third Premier League title as Chelsea manager but his first since he returned to west London in June 2013.