Former Manchester United assistant Round backing LVG’s side to kick on

Former Manchester United assistant Steve Round is backing Louis van Gaal’s side to kick on following the crucial 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup on Monday night.

Round is backing the Red Devils to continue their form as they face a couple of key fixtures this week starting with the home game against FC Midtjylland in the second leg of the Europa League tie on Thursday, followed by Sunday’s visit of title contenders Arsenal in the Premier League.

Round believes Van Gaal will be feeling a little better about things after back-to-back defeats and will now look to turn this win into something of a habit for his Red Devils.

“He’ll sleep well tonight but a manager’s life moves on pretty quickly,” said Round on Sky Sports.

“They went about it in a real professional manner, played some really good football controlling the game from start to finish and ran out deserved winners.

“From what I can gather the owners are quite strong, they’ve said they’re going to stick with him and I’m hoping they do stick with him.

“They now move into the game on Thursday [against Midtjylland] with a bit of confidence and they might get one or two players back. That’s a game I fully expect them to go through on.”

“Every spell is really important at Manchester United. At Manchester United you’ve got to be competing at the top end of the league and competing for trophies, and if you’re not, you’re always going to be under pressure – that’s fact.

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