We don’t expect Louis van Gaal to be any different tomorrow at Hull than he is for any other game – he’s a professional and a top coach – and they always want to win every game, and he has already said he wants to field his strongest side tomorrow at the KC Stadium.
Louis van Gaal – a real professional
The Red Devils will finish 4th top of the Premier League whatever happens tomorrow, but the Dutch manager wants to maintain the integrity of the league, much like QPR manager Chris Ramsey wanted to do last week, after they knew they would be relegated.
And they certainly did that by beating a poor Newcastle side 2-1.
This is what Louis van Gaal has said about tomorrow’s game:
“Scoring goals and winning is always our aim, that’s no different,” “I have told my players that despite the fact that their manager is a United ‘child’ that we have to win.”
“Why? Because also for the Premier League and Newcastle United. We have won six points from Newcastle United and we have to win also from Hull City six points, if it’s possible.”
“Our away record is not so good. It’s very difficult to win away, but we shall try to do our utmost.” “I believe still that David de Gea will stay and I want to play him against Hull City because I have to put my strongest team,.
“David trained for the first time on Friday, but I cannot say if he is able to play. We will have to wait.”
The worry for Newcastle is that Manchester United away from home have not been the dominant force they have been at Old Trafford this season.
In their 18 road games this season they have won 6 drawn 7 and lost 5 – whereas in their homes games they have won 14 drawn two and lost three.
So we have to hope that they don’t suffer their sixth loss on the road tomorrow, because that will almost definitely mean Newcastle will be relegated.
If we can win we can save ourselves, but not many fans think that will happen, including us.