Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has underlined the importance of the fans during today’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach believes that the Red Devils’ supporters could prove to be key against Jose Mourinho’s team.
‘I have already said I have never experienced such good and big fans as Manchester United's’, he told MUTV. ‘Because we haven't had very good results, but they are supporting the team like they are at the top, as Chelsea are now. That's remarkable and I appreciate it very much’.
United midfielder Juan Mata has also urged the club’s fans to back the players throughout the 90 minutes.
‘The supporters are very important’, the Spain international told United Review. ‘At Old Trafford they are amazing, particularly in the last two games. They were like another player on the pitch helping us.
‘Football is about the supporters; when you’re in the stadium they are there to shout for you and they have faith in you. Football would be nothing without the fans’.