Louis van Gaal promises a better Manchester United in 2015
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has promised a much-improved Red Devils side in 2015. The 63-year-old took over from David Moyes earlier this year and after a shaky start to the season, which saw his team lose to Leicester City 5-3, they have put up commendable performances, specifically in the last couple of months. United are currently on a nine-game unbeaten streak in the Premiership, that includes a 2-1 away win at Arsenal in November.
"We are improving every week and we shall be better in 2015. Just watch," Van Gaal said.
"We are still in a process.
"I think the players understand the philosophy, and that's why we are improving - but we can improve more when we have all the players available,” Van Gaal added.
Van Gaal has previously had stints in Spain and Netherlands in club football and he admits that he has now settled down in his first venture as the boss of an English side.
"English life is fantastic.I have met only friendly people on the streets and in the restaurants where I go,” the former Netherlands manager said.
"I have very nice neighbours; they are all older than me but very nice. I live in a surrounding environment [that is] fantastic," he added.
Van Gaal has also found a liking to the England cuisine.
"The food is fantastic because when I came to England everybody said the food is not good, but [it is] fantastic. Also, the wine list is fantastic," he said.
"My favourite food is Chinese food, and the restaurant is Wing's,” he added.
Manchester United’s next fixture is on away territory, at the Brittania Stadium vs Stoke City.Van Gaal and his men will certainly be looking to carry on the undefeated run, but he has got a word of caution from current assistant manager Ryan Giggs.
"I hear from (assistant manager) Ryan [Giggs] that Stoke City is a very difficult pitch," Van Gaal said.
The fans have been brilliant: Van Gaal
The former Barcelona manager didn't miss the opportunity to thank the fans, who he feels have been fantastic in their support and have stood by the team, during the tough times.
“I think the fans were fantastic because we were in a moment with 10 matches and 13 points - that is not good, I think more weak than good.
"They have supported us is because of the fighting spirit of my team.We were not always ahead in matches but they have fought to the end and a lot of times with good success, so I think we can be satisfied about the points now - 36.
"We are in our goal, I think. What I have already said, we are improving every week. We can see 2015 with open eyes," he said.