“I can’t speak about progress. I am a realistic man and I only speak about facts.
“Last year we were fourth and now we are fifth but we could still end the season third, so we have to wait until May 15 to see.
“But it’s also a fact we are in the FA Cup Final, so there are lots of positives.
“What we have to do is make up one position, because that is very important for the club.”
Van Gaal, meanwhile, confirmed that left-back Luke Shaw and midfi elder Bastian Schweinsteiger’s injuries will keep them out for the rest of the season.