Van Gaal braced for Norwich battle

Manchester United head coach Louis Van Gaal feels his team will have to produce another positive performance if the Reds are to beat battling Norwich City away on Saturday.

The Reds go into tomorrow’s game on the back of a tough 1-1 draw with newly crowned champions Leicester City. While the difference in fortunes between the Foxes and this weekend’s opponents could not be starker, Van Gaal expects there to be no let-up against Alex Neil’s 19th- placed Canaries.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Van Gaal said “It is always difficult to fight against a team who fights to maintain their place in the Premier League – that is always very difficult.”

“Norwich won at Old Trafford so we have to take revenge. It shall be a very tough game, bit in spite of that we have to win.”

Van Gaal also spoke of Leicester City’s recent title triumph and did not want to take anything away from Leicester’s incredible accomplishment.

“I have great respect for the champions Leicester City who deserved their league win. You cannot say that if we didn’t have our injuries then we would have been first. No, this would be disrespectful to the champions who totally deserve it in my eyes.”