Louis van Gaal focused on Arsenal despite triumph

Louis Van Gaal praised his teams performance in midweek but is remaining focused on Arsenal.

Louis van Gaal focused on Arsenal despite triumph
Louis Van Gaal's side beat Midtjylland 5-1 (photo source getty images)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keeping his feet on the ground and his eyes on Arsenal despite the red devils recording their highest win under the Dutchman.

United dismantled FC Midtjylland on Thursday night beating the Danish side 5-1 with United rampant in front of their own crowd for the first time under van Gaal.

After the match against Midtjylland the United boss was full of praise for his side: “It was a great performance. I think the fans enjoyed our attacking football because we started so well and we created so many chances.”

United were in excellent form last time out (photo source: Manchester Evening News) 

All eyes on the Gunners 

Despite their excellent performance, van Gaal knows that it will count for very little if they do not perform to a high level on Sunday against Arsene Wenger 's side.

With Arsenal coming into the game after losing to Barcelona in midweek they travel to Old Trafford in search of a result, as they bid to chase down Tottenham and Leicester City for the title.

Van Gaal will know that if United have any realistic ambitions of reaching the top four and want to show that they have turned a corner in performances and results, then they will need to take all three points from Wengers side on Sunday at Old Trafford.

More of the same from Rashford and Depay 

With the Reds' squad depleted by injuries, it seems that once again van Gaal will have to put his faith in youth.

United fans will be excited to see Marcus Rashford given the opportunity to lead the line again after he netted twice on his debut in midweek. With Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney set to miss out through injury, it looks as though Rashford will be given the nod by van Gaal.

The Dutchman will also be pleased with the performance of Memphis Depay as he terrorised the Midtjylland defence on Thursday, also netting United’s fifth goal.

The former PSV Eindhoven player has endured a difficult first season with United and has struggled to make an impact, therefore finding it difficult to find a place in van Gaal's starting 11.

Depay will hope to replicate a similar performance to his last at the weekend, and go some way to living up to the famous number 7 shirt he now occupies.