The Red Devils will host the North London outfit at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.
Both United and Spurs are fighting for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, and one suspects that Sunday’s game will be hugely competitive.
Speaking ahead of the clash, Van Gaal highlighted the qualities that he likes about Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
"They have a lot of talent because when you see the selection, you see a lot of youngsters playing and a lot of older players with experience who are not,” the Dutchman told United’s official website.
“That’s also nice to see, the process of another club. I have to say they are playing well and I hope we can beat them - it shall be very difficult again.”
Tottenham have indeed got a very young squad, with the likes of Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen all 23 or under.
It is indeed remarkable that even with such a young and developing bunch of players, Pochettino has managed to work wonders and is on course to leading them to the top four, and the fans should be proud of the team.
Sunday’s game will prove to be tough for Tottenham, but they have shown this season that they can compete with the top teams and win.
Spurs have already defeated Arsenal and Chelsea in the Premier League, and one should not be surprised if they win against United at Old Trafford as well.