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Louis van Gaal: Manchester United can win the league with our 'sparkling football'

Manchester United have impressed in their last two matches

Tom Sheen
Friday 05 February 2016 17:42 GMT
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that the "sparkling football" the club have played in the last two matches proves they are still title contenders.

The side head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, unbeaten in 10 matches since Guus Hiddink took over from Jose Mourinho, 10 points adrift from Premier League leaders Leicester City, and five points below fourth-placed Arsenal.

However, Van Gaal believes impressive wins against Derby County in the FA Cup and Stoke City in midweek prove his team are not out of the title race just yet.

"We have the feeling and that's because we are winning two times in a row and with sparking football," said Van Gaal at his pre-match press conference.

"With goals and with clean sheets against opponents who were in great form because Stoke City, for example, played Liverpool off the pitch in the Capital One Cup and lost on penalties.

"Also today Michael Carrick said to me that he has the same feeling. The competition is still not finished, not for Manchester United and not for the other teams.

"I have that feeling, I have said that always. Only Crystal Palace and Arsenal in this season were better than Manchester United. Southampton here were equally bad.

"It's not a difference in my feeling but we have to show it in a row of games that you win because in this competition everything is possible.

"Our league shall start again and that's very important, but we don't need to exaggerate. It's very difficult to beat Chelsea because they haven't lost since Guus Hiddink has been there."

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