A bit of light entertainment here for you Arsenal fans before the game. I´m not really sure what the Man United boss was thinking here. Maybe he was having a senior moment, doing it for a bet or just trying to put off the Swansea City players before they face his team today.
There is even, I suppose, an outside chance that he actually believes the crazy words that tumbled from his lips in his pre-match press conference yesterday, reported by ESPN. I doubt it though. He may have failed to set the Premier League alight since taking over at Old Trafford in the summer but he surely can´t have completely lost his football brain.
The Dutchman said, “As you know, when you see the score of the last 19 or 20 matches we are the best team in the league. So, I think confidence is also high like the beginning [of the season].”
That´s right Gooners, he really did say that his turgid and jammy team are the best in the Premier League. Change best for luckiest, Louis, and we´ll talk. Maybe van Gaal should give up the day job and go on the comedy circuit; with gags like that he can´t fail. Hopefully Swansea will have seen it and make sure that the United boss is eating his words at 5 o´clock today. It was doubly odd for LVG to refer to their high confidence at the start of the season, because that lasted just 90 minutes, after which they were beaten at home by, you guessed it, Swansea City.
I´m sure that Adrian Durham agrees with the United boss but will anyone else? Imagine how much Wenger would get slaughtered for saying something as daft as that? Come on you Swans!!!!