Frequent matches making players exhausted: Man U coach van Gaal

Van Gaal insists, however, that Young has become a crucial figure in his squad, despite his ongoing failure to impress Hodgson. I can not tell that because the press conference is one day after the match.


“Today we have won this game but it could be also in a better way, I think”.

Louis van Gaal is glad to be able to call upon Michael Carrick for Manchester United’s clash with Arsenal on Sunday as the manager’s concerns about fatigue continue.

“The solution is recovery, recovery, recovery – that is why it’s so hard to prepare for the match against Arsenal“, the Dutchman said.

Arsene Wenger is excited about the prospect of locking horns with Manchester United in one of the Premier League’s “special” games this weekend.

“In the last few weeks I don’t hear this anymore, they don’t complain about the style of play or anything and that is because we have improved. I will have to do it then“.

Schneiderlin, who signed from Southampton in the summer, has been a key player for United so far and started against Wolfsburg on Wednesday night in the 2-1 win.

Neville said Louis van Gaal’s team played at a slow tempo and lacked a cutting edge earlier this season.

“I help him with advice, also with training sessions, demands, showing images to improve him, but he has to be open and he has to perform on the pitch”.

“He does everything himself”.

“The ball came to me and I had a feeling there could be someone at the back post and Chris took it really well”.

Old Trafford was a nervy place in the dying stages as Wolfsburg pushed for an equaliser. “It took a couple of days to recover from Tuesday’s game and to think about Manchester United“, said the Arsenal vice-captain.

Smalling was delighted to secure his team’s first win in the competition and praised Mata’s display against the Bundesliga side. For a manager, it is fantastic that he is willing to do that.


“Then in the second half we continued with our game spirit and made a attractive goal. I’m very pleased with his performance”, he added.

Mata is integral to United