Louis van Gaal, at his pre-match press conference before this weekend's game against Swansea City at Old Trafford, said that Manchester United are still aiming to win the Premier League this season despite a current run of eight games without a win.
United lay sixth in the Premier League after recent run of results
The recent run that United are on has seen them fall to sixth place in the Premier League, nine points of table-toppers Arsenal, but Van Gaal says that the club are still aiming to finish top at the end of the season.
Van Gaal knows that this weekend's game against Swansea is a must win for the club if they want to win the league saying "we need to win because we want to be at the end of the season in the top of the league" which is were United need to aim to finish every single season.
Van Gaal insists his side need to pick up points quickly before he gal is too big
Van Gaal continued to say "we have to get the points otherwise the gap is too big" as it is already a big gap without losing any more matches. Van Gaal says that team "have to work, prepare for the game, perform and evaluate" to make sure they can do the best that they can.
Van Gaal has lost all three games that he has been United manager against Swansea, so the pressure will be on him and his players. Van Gaal admits that his side must deal with Swansea and the demand of their own supporters to try and get a good result.
Van Gaal wants his side to play well for 90 minutes against Swansea
United were praised for a much better performance on Monday against Chelsea, but the fast attacking play only was there for the first half, and van Gaal feels his side must show it for "90 minutes against the resistance of the opponent" to win the game.
Van Gaal said that he felt despite the recent poor run of results for his side recently that overall 2015 was a success for the club, and says that he is looking forward to next year with the club and hopes to deliver more success.
Van Gaal feels 2015 was a success for United
Van Gaal said "when you don't access December it was a very good year" which many fans will argue that he wrong for saying that, but Van Gaal felt that the team "fulfilled the wish and our aim in the first season and this season it resulted in October and November we were first"