Manchester United boss aiming to win trophy before departing

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is hoping that he can guide a club to a trophy before he departs in the near future, according to reports from the Daily Star.

Van Gaal has come under some intense scrutiny the past few weeks, with the Red Devils not only struggling to get results, but their style of football has also been heavily criticized as boring.

This has seen the Dutchman linked with an exit, with rumours speculating that Chelsea legend Jose Mourinho is set to take over at the end of the campaign.

However, with United still in the last 32 of the Europa League, Van Gaal is determined to win the competition and help them back into the Champions League for next season.

“I have won the UEFA Cup already and I want to win a title in England – that’s why I came to this country,” he said.

“We’ve had a lot of time not winning the FA Cup but for Manchester United as a club, it’s more important to win the Europa League because we can qualify for the Champions League.

“But it is difficult to win as there are good teams in the Europa League. We need to win a lot of rounds still but it is a way to get into the Champions League.

“It is a fantastic aim for us to win this cup because Manchester United have never won it.”

Man United are also still in the running for the FA Cup, so despite their relatively poor league performances this term, could still walk away with two trophies before the summer.