Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has revealed that he is extremely proud that he has guided the club to the top of the table following a 3-0 victory over Sunderland, according to reports from the Daily Mail.
Not too long ago the Red Devils were being criticised for their lacklustre performances earlier in the campaign, but after Manchester City lost two games in succession, Van Gaal’s men overtook their city rivals to the Premier League summit.
And the Dutch manager couldn’t hide his delight, revealing his pride over the club’s recent results as well as their current standing.
He stated: “I said to the security guy downstairs, ‘You are now a security guy of a club that is top of the league’, and that makes a huge difference for everyone. He is proud and I am proud.”
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich gaffer went on to add that their position shows his philosophy and coaching methods has reaped some of the rewards, despite not playing the most exciting brand of football accustomed to Man United of the past.
“Last season you asked, ‘Can you manage in England?’,” he added.
“I said I needed time and it’s the same. I know exactly where I stand. We have a good team but we can win and lose.
“You need luck but the balance of the team is better than last season. We shall improve every week.”
United will travel to the Emirates next Sunday to face Arsenal, who just ended Leicester City’s unbeaten run with an emphatic 5-2 win at the KingPower Stadium during the weekend.