Manchester – Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, admitted that Chelsea this season well above the other teams. But, for the next season, Van Gaal believes the club could be a championship challenger.
Chelsea almost certain to win the Premier League this season. The Blues are now top the standings and 13 points ahead of Manchester City who are second. They live need one more victory in four games remaining to lock the title.
MU itself is also lagging quite far behind Chelsea. ‘Red Devils’ sit in fourth position with a difference of 15 points from the top.
For next season, the target MU is no longer a top four finish. They want to come back to win after the last time to do so in 2013.
“The directors of the club gave me three years to achieve that goal (to win the league). This season we can not challenge Chelsea, but we are very close to the second position,” said Van Gaal on Soccerway.
“There is no great distance. I think the distance is not great. You can vote when the clubs face each other,” added Van Gaal.
“Chelsea is far above the other clubs. Next season could be different. Next season we will be ready,” said the Dutchman.
“I can not deny that we need a balance in the team. I also think of the preparation of our season. I think Manchester United have done a better preparation,” added Van Gaal.
“We started the season with a bad sangay. For example you cut early in the season, I think we’re on par with Chelsea. Now, we have to start the season with a better and after that we have to look good when it’s needed,” he said.