Louis van Gaal agrees with Arsene Wenger

Angry Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal agrees with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger about his assessment of the importance of the Champions League.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has told The Daily Star that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is right in his view of the Champions League.

Van Gaal agrees with the Frenchman about his claim that playing in the Champions League year after year is very important.

“I think Arsene Wenger is always saying the right things - for any club, the Champions League is the highest level," The Daily Star quotes the Dutchman as saying.

"To finish in the top four, it’s a fantastic achievement, and more so for Manchester United.”

Both United and Arsenal are Champions League regulars, but next season one of them, or even both could miss out.

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table with 54 points from 28 matches, while the Red Devils are a point behind them in fourth.

Liverpool, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur are the three other sides aiming to join Premier League leaders Chelsea and defending English champions City in the top four this campaign.

The race for the top four is likely to go down to the wire, and United and Arsenal will be given a run for their money.

Failure to qualify for the Champions League will be a huge blow for Arsenal and will raise more questions about the future of Wenger.

Last season United finished as low as seventh in the league table under then-manager David Moyes, and Van Gaal needs to take the Manchester outfit back into European club football’s premier competition.

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