Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has declared that he will be able to reach the goal that has been given to him by the club’s hierarchy, and says that it is only logical that the club can finish inside the top three by the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Old Trafford club have had a significant spend in the summer transfer window, with the club breaking the British record for a transfer fee paid by a club from Britain. They acquired Real Madrid star Angel Di Maria for a huge fee of £59.7 million.
Despite spend elsewhere, Van Gaal has not managed to win a single competitive game since the season began. A loss to Swansea City in the first game of the Premier League season has been followed by draws against Sunderland and Burnley. There was also a humbling 4-0 loss to MK Dons in the second round of the League Cup.
Despite this, Van Gaal believes he can reach his targets, saying: “We’ve spoken about targets. A club like Manchester United has to set targets and I think within the top three is logical.”