Louis van Gaal was initially brought in as Manchester United’s manager to recover the team from a horrific 2013/14 season, under David Moyes.
In his first season he took the team from 7th to 4th to achieve Champions League qualification. United finished 6 points clear of 5th place Tottenham Hotspur last season.
After 8 Premier League games of the new campaign, the Red Devils sit in 3rd from 6 wins a draw and 2 losses.
His first season in the Champions League, as Manchester United boss, hasn’t been too bad either. United qualified for the competition with ease, demolishing Club Brugge 7-1 on aggregate. In the group stage they have lost 2-1 away to top seed PSV Eindhoven, but did beat VfL Wolfsburg 2-1 at Old Trafford.
But van Gaal says that winning the Premier League is more important to him than winning the European competition.
The Dutchman said:
“For me, it’s the Premier League. The Premier League is the greater prize because I have already won the Champions League.”
“The Premier League I have never won, so that is more important.”
“Of course, I should not say that because every title is welcome.”
Manchester United continue their Champions League campaign on Wednesday, against CSKA Moscow.