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Watch: Louis Van Gaal’s Pre-FA Cup Press Conference

Louis van Gaal talked attacking football and Pep Guardiola ahead of Manchester United’s FA Cup match with Sheffield United.

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal revealed that Phil Jones is out of the side’s Emirates FA Cup tie with Sheffield United. He joins fellow defenders Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw on the injured list.

LVG’s prospects in midfield look much better, with Jesse Lingard ready to return and Adnan Januzaj back in the fray. The young Belgian will have to wait longer to join the senior squad though.

“I believe in Adnan. It’s better he’s here to show his talent,” van Gaal said. “First, he has to show his fitness in the U21s. We have to wait and see if he can play on Monday for them.”

The Dutchman believes that the Swansea win proves that his side were always ‘attacking’, despite the protestations of fans.

“We are always playing attacking football, only now we have scored and that is the difference. That shall give more confidence and we have still to see that because one swallow doesn’t make a summer.

I hope we progress because I see it in the training sessions, but you have to show it on the pitch.”

Manchester United defeated Swansea City  2-1 last weekend.
Manchester United defeated Swansea City 2-1 last weekend.

On Pep Guardiola’s announcement that he will leave Bayern Munich in May to manage in the Premier League, Louis van Gaal was unfazed at the prospect of the Spaniard coming to Old Trafford.

“He has that ambition and he wants to sniff the culture of England and the Premier League. It is very good he wants to do that. I’m at the end of my career so for me it’s not so interesting.

For me, it’s interesting how I take care of Manchester United in my contract.”

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