Louis van Gaal replies when asked if Man United can win the league

Louis van Gaal discusses Manchester United's title hopes ahead of their trip to Chelsea

Louis van Gaal has refused to rule Manchester United out of the Premier League title race ahead of their trip to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

The Red Devils have struggled to find consistent form in recent months but have shown signs of improvement of late.

United were 3-0 winners over Stoke City at Old Trafford on Tuesday night as they produced an impressive display against the Potters in front of their home fans.

Van Gaal also watched his side book their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup thanks to their 3-1 win at Derby County last week.

However, United are still currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and 10 points behind leaders Leicester City heading into this weekend’s round of fixtures.

But the Manchester United boss refused to rule his side out of the title race when asked about their position in the build-up to Sunday’s game.

Van Gaal told a news conference on Friday: “We have the feeling [we can win the title] because we are winning two times in a row and with sparkling football, goals and clean sheets.

“This against opponents in great form – Stoke City played Liverpool off the pitch in the Capital One Cup, for example, even though they lost with penalties…

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“We have to show it though, in a row of games that you win because in this competition anything is possible.”

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