Louis Van Gaal: I know consequences of Champions League elimination

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal recognises the importance of Tuesday’s Champions League crunch game against Wolfsburg.

Although the club regard the Premier League as their priority because of the increased competition and a new £5billion television deal that starts next season, the manager is also aware that missing out on the latter stages of the Champions League could have financial implications.

“I know the consequences of that fact for sure. But you can not think too much about that part, I have to focus on the football aspect,” he said.

“We can win on Tuesday. We won at home against Wolfsburg and I know they shall not attack too much in this game because they can go through with a draw.

“I think we can always score goals, in every match, we have chances and in our European matches we have created more chances than in the Premier League matches.”

Van Gaal admits he is frustrated that he can’t train fully for such a big game.

“We don’t have time because we have to play Saturday and Tuesday, Sunday is recovery and Monday we travel,” he said. “It’s not ideal but we have to cope with that. It is not a complaint, but how it is.”

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