Van Gaal sure Man Utd can catch Chelsea and Man City

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes his side can compete with Premier League leaders Chelsea and near neighbours Manchester City, ESPN has reported.

United trail the Blues by 10 points, sitting in sixth place after Monday night’s 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion. Albion took the lead through Stephane Sessegnon before Marouane Fellaini equalised in the second half. Saido Berahino put the Baggies in front again but Daley Blind levelled late on.

Van Gaal said after the match that though he acknowledges Chelsea and City are a step above his side, his experience tells him it will be possible to challenge the division’s top two. “It is possible, but I am arrogant because I have done it a lot of times,” he said.

“I think Chelsea is another level and Manchester City also, so we have to see if we can beat them and after the matches I can say yes or no,” van Gaal continued. “Now we have to play against Chelsea. In the Netherlands they say that is another cookie, I don’t know if in English it is like that. It is another biscuit. You don’t understand? It’s another level.”

United host Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and make the short journey to City’s Etihad Stadium in their next two fixtures, and also play Arsenal before the end of November.

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