London: Louis van Gaal on Thursday said that Manchester United’s win over West Ham United in the quarter-final replay of the FA Cup was more important for the team and not his future at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils, on Wednesday, had triumphed 2-1 over West Ham at Upton Park to enter the semi-finals on an aggregate score of 3-2.
“It is not important for me, it is important for the club, for the players and for the team,” he told reporters. “I said I wanted a title and I am very happy but it is very important for the club,” he added.
The Dutchman has been under tremendous pressure in recent weeks, owing to certain tactics and style of play which has Manchester United struggling to finish in the top four in the English Premier League and qualify for the Champions League next season.
Manchester’s only hope of living up to their name this season is the FA Cup silverware and the win over West Ham has certainly given the team confidence and van Gaal some relief.
Manchester United now face Everton at the Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup semi-final on April 23.