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Van Gaal targets Premier League title in first season

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, has his sights set on the Premier League title in his debut season.

The Dutchman was unveiled on Thursday and hailed the Old Trafford outfit as the biggest club in the world, despite the horror season they had under David Moyes, which means they won’t play at all in Europe next season.

When the former Holland manager was asked if clinching a top-four place and Champions League participation in his first season will represent success, he said: “The challenge is always first, not fourth.

“But when you have to analyse after one season it depends on the click between the players and manager.


“This is the biggest club in the world because of world renown, but in sport you are never the biggest unless every season you prove it. You are not the biggest if, last season, you were seventh. Then you are not the biggest, but this club is well-known all over the world.

“There is a lot of expectation. It’s a great challenge because of that. That’s why I chose this club.

“Barcelona were No.1 in Spain, Ajax No.1 in Netherlands and Bayern Munich No.1 in Germany. Now I’m at Manchester United – No.1 in England. And I hope I shall fulfil the expectation.”