Man United boss full of praise following massive victory over Man City

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal praised Marcus Rashford along with the squad following their 1-0 win over rivals Manchester City, Skysports reports.

The result has boosted United’s chance of a top four finish as they are now level on points with West Ham United in fifth and only a point behind City in fourth.

Rashford scored the only goal of the game at the Etihad to reward his side with all three points after impressive yet again.

Van Gaal was full of praise for the 18-year-old given his goal tally this season, while also highlighting the entire performance of his team despite only facing Liverpool in the Europa League a few days ago.

“He is a real striker and that’s why I let him stay in that position because he can make goals,” he said.

“But he is also an attacking point and runs the channels. I like him very much. But he is 18 years old so we have to wait and see how consistent he is.

“We played a very good first half. In the second half we had the chances to score the second, but then we fought to the end to survive because a lot of players had cramp.”

With the international break coming up next weekend, the Dutch boss will be happy that some of his players will be given a rest as they prepare to step up their chase for a top four finish.

The Red Devils will take on Everton in two weeks time while City travel to face Bournemouth as the pair have only eight Premier League games remaining.