Manchester United manager Loius Van Gaal admits that FA Cup glory may not be enough to keep his job in the summer given how the season has panned out thus far.
The Red Devils face Everton in this Saturday’s semi-final at Wembley and Van Gaal recognises that despite the slight improvement from last season, a lot more could still be done by the present crop of players.
“I think it is always a success when you win a title,” the 64-year-Old Dutchman said.
“But for the club it is more important to qualify for the Champions League because we have to show ourselves at the highest level.
“We are further than last year when we were in the quarter-finals.
“Now we are in the semi-finals, so I believe that means we are better than last year.”
United have not won a major trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson secured the Premier League in his final season in 2013. But lifting the FA Cup in 1990 proved to be the turning point in the Fergie era and Van Gaal already feels the weight of expectation.
“When you win a title, it represents what Manchester United stands for.
“We have had a period of a lot of titles and we want to bring that back.
“When I see the people on the streets, they are so excited. You can feel already that for the fans it is fantastic.”
United did the double over Everton in the league and will hope to continue that run on Saturday.
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