The Red Devils hoisted themselves above Manchester City thanks to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Sunderland at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
But ever since the Scotsman’s departure, Untied have gone through a rollercoaster ride with former manager David Moyes and Van Gaal, who still hasn’t fully earned the trust of the supporters.
With rock-bottom Sunderland still winless and boasting just two points after seven games, Advocaat says any positives produced by the Black Cats are wearing-thin, when they habitually manage to finish on the losing side.
However, they improved upon their performances in the league last term and eventually finished fourth and qualified for the Champions League, in what was Louis van Gaal’s first season in charge of the Premier League giants.
“Last year we had the feeling we could not win the league”, he said.
United are at home against Wolfsburg on Wednesday in the Champions League before three very tough away matches at Arsenal, Everton and CSKA Moscow.
“A goal is the biggest influence in a game and I changed my approach at halftime because of that”.
“But you need also luck and today the luck was in the last minute of the first half”.
“Yes, but I have to say also the opponents wasted a lot of time and the referee was not reacting to that so it was also their own punishment”. “But I think it is about time and getting used to his technical way of working – the number of meetings, the training and the games”.
Despite his side’s spot at the table’s peak, the Spain global has stated that it will mean nothing at the end of the season if they can’t keep their run of good form going.
Schneiderlin joined United from Southampton during the close-season and has made eight appearances in all competitions so far for the current Premier League leaders.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has expressed confidence that 19-year-old striker Anthony Martial will continue creating “magic moments”.