With Manchester United having recorded five wins on the bounce for the first time in nearly two years, they extended their great run of form with victory over Liverpool today.
Louis Van Gaal had a shaky start to his career as United boss, but everything seems to be going their way at the moment.
Winning games being the key, no matter how they’re doing it, they’re ensuring that the three points are rolling in each week.
Manchester United’s winning streak:
Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace (8/11/14)
Arsenal 1-2 Manchester United (22/11/14)
Manchester United 3-0 Hull City (29/11/14)
Manchester United 2-1 Stoke City (02/12/14)
Southampton 1-2 Manchester United (08/12/14)
Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool (14/12/14)
Beating any side in the Premier League is no easy task and United have risen to the challenge, beating Arsenal away and holding out tight margins with wins against Stoke at home and early high flyers Southampton away.
With only one loss in their previous 11 games, things are looking good during this hectic festive period.
Their winning streak means that they have kept pace with Manchester City and league leaders Chelsea. The Red Devils are just eight points off top spot now, something not many people would have predicted to be the case given their start to the season.
Whether it’s the experience that Van Gaal is bringing to the side or if it’s the way he captivates the dressing room, it is working. And it is so apparent with the belief shown in the players.
Goalkeeper David De Gea has put in some of the best performances of his career in recent weeks to prove the confidence is flowing through the side. The Spaniard put in an incredible display in today’s 3-0 win against Liverpool and things are looking up.
The approach to each game is looking more and more positive each week, something we just didn’t see happening while David Moyes was in charge last season.
Without the distraction of European competitions this season Van Gaal’s men look to be in a really strong position to be finishing in a Champions League spot, which is vital so that they can build strong foundations for next season.
Things can only keep improving, and with the likes of Radamel Falcao working his way back to full fitness, United have some great options.
Louis Van Gaal will be delighted with the progress his side is making and will not care what any critics have to say about the playing style, because as we all know it’s not about how you got the three points, it’s making sure that you did.
Is Louis Van Gaal the right man for United and will we see them back to their best now?