Rabu, 26 Agustus 2015
Face Brugge, MU Will Played The Young Players
Manchester United away to the headquarters of Club Brugge with good capital. Louis van Gaal's team pocketed a 3-1 aggregate over Brugge in the first leg playoff match at Old Trafford. Now, MU should reap good results in order to qualify for the Champions League group phase.
Ahead of the second leg of counter Brugge, van Gaal even hinted to lose a number of their young players. It will be done in order to give van Gaal flying hours and experience for the young players the Red Devils.
Van Gaal believes that a mix of young and senior players such as his experience as coach of Ajax Amsterdam first, could resurrect MU achievement on the European stage.
"I think this team still has something to compete in Europe. I am not optimistic, because a big gap, but you have to believe in it. That's why I believe in the education of young players, "said Louis van Gaal at a press conference ahead of the face Club Brugge.
"When you see how many young players who owned Manchester United and playing, we started with Luke Shaw, then Depay, Adnan Januzaj, Jesse Lingard, Paddy McNair, they all play in this squad," he explained.
"Sometimes they have to play more matches. It depends also what happened in the period of transfer. But we started to make a mix, "he said.
"I think it's always important to make a mix between young players and players who are more senior. And you can do that also in Brugge, "he said.
When asked if Manchester United can win the Champions League with Ajax style that combines the young and senior players, Van Gaal said: "Yes, I believe that I have more confidence in the combination of players aged from 27 years to 34 years."