“I don’t think that you can say that we have not played at a certain level”
Louis van Gaal
The United boss said: “No, it is sport. We are still in the first five.
“Last season we were in the first four in this time, so the difference in points for us is no bigger than it was with Chelsea.
“So that is not a question for us. The question for us is to qualify ourselves and when it is the fourth position it is okay and when it is the third position then we have reached our aim.
“We have, of course, a final to play in the FA Cup so we have also pluses.
“We were one of the latest clubs in three competitions. So we have played many more matches and in spite of all the injuries we are still there.
“So I don’t think that you can say that we have not played at a certain level.