Louis Van Gaal had never seen the Manchester United dressing room so happy in… forever. After a pretty horrible season for the team, the Devils finally shut the naysayers down when they scored a landslide 5-1 victory against Midtjylland. It was also the first time the team scored five goals at home since 2011. Certainly huge reasons for celebration.
“I have seen the dressing room never like this,” he said, elated himself, “Not only the players who have played, but also on the bench, the players who are injured, they were all there and they were all laughing and talking with each other and were happy, that’s a long time ago [since that happened], I think.
“So normally, I expect it gives a lot of confidence but we have to play against one of the best teams in the Premier League. I have said that already a lot of times. It’s a challenge on Sunday and more than a challenge and we have to play within two days, that’s also different but I think the recovery shall go better than ever.”
Well, them’s fighting words, Louis. You’ll need them for that Sunday match against Arsenal. And of course, for those rumours about Jose Mourinho snapping at your heels.