Louis van Gaal has promised that his Manchester United team will improve dramatically between now and the end of the season.

The Red Devils slipped to an opening day loss at home to Swansea last weekend, in a result that shocked many as the club were being tipped for a title push.

After the disappointment of David Moyes’ reign, Van Gaal’s tenure so far has been largely positive, with United having enjoyed an undefeated pre-season in which they beat the likes of Liverpool and Real Madrid while getting good performances from player whom had underperformed last term.

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But ahead of the trip to Sunderland tomorrow, the bubble has been somewhat burst by the reverse score line against the Swans, yet LVG has promised big improvements between now and the end of the campaign:

“My teams shall improve through the season,” he told Gary Neville in an interview for The Teletgraph.

“That is not a question, They shall improve.”

Van Gaal went on to hint that although signings are important to him, he will continue to give the players he has a chance:

“I don’t think it is fair for me to come here and fire all the players. So I give them a fair chance, I think.

“Now [or then] you can say something.”