No one could blame United for that, and with their run of victories only looking like it will continue, it seems that at the second time of asking, the Manchester United board got it right.
Van Gaal is making all the right choices, both in terms of his press conferences and his decisions with the players – and we think that United fans finally have something to really cheer about.
With that in mind, we have put our heads together and come up with five reasons Louis van Gaal is the undisputed choice to take United back to the top of the Premier League.
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