Van Gaal must reach Champions League and win FA Cup - Ferdinand

Manchester United have a very slim chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season, with Louis van Gaal admitting that it would be a failure if the Red Devils were to finish outside the top four.

Even though United's season remained alive throughout most of 2016, and they were still able to win the title, a Champions League place, the Europa League and the FA Cup, United fans had already given up on Van Gaal and wanted the season to end.

And the 20-time Enlgish champions can win the FA Cup if Van Gaal's side beat Crystal Palace in the Wembley showpiece on Saturday 21 May. But when we qualify ourselves or win a title, I am satisfied. That was our aim. Highlights include all of Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 matches as well as some of the FA Cup and Capital One Cup games to name just few. Register and claim your 100% registration bonus. How many clubs can say that?

"At the minute I think we're still waiting to see", Rooney told United Review. "That is a different way of looking to the situation".

The Dutchman has become understandably riled by constant speculation about his future, with many of his press conferences descending into Van Gaal defending his position at the club. The Thursday-Sunday fixture conundrum would be an added headache the Bayern Munich and former Barcelona coach could do without as he prepares to take over a squad less able than those he has been accustomed to and which also happens to operate in a league whose competitive intensity and gruelling schedule will come as a shock.

"And I believe in myself. Otherwise I go, believe me".

"He could drop into midfield but I don't think that role suits him".

The game was swiftly rescheduled but with every other team having completed their campaigns, Manchester United and Bournemouth have the advantage of knowing exactly what's on the line and how they should approach the game... Howe, who has no fresh injury or suspension worries, said: "It would mean everything".


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