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Louis van Gaal warns rivals: I am living for titles


Boss Louis van Gaal says Manchester United are favourites to lift the FA Cup trophy this season.

The Red Devils eased past Cambridge United on Tuesday night and will face Preston North End away from home in the next round.

And even though reigning champions Arsenal are still in the competition, the Dutchman says his side has a "real chance" to win the cup.

"I am not a casino man," van Gaal is quoted as saying by the BBC.

"I am not allowed to bet. But I give you a tip: we have a real chance now [to win the FA Cup].

"We are the highest qualified team in the FA Cup so our status is the highest club.

"But Arsenal is still in the cup and also a very high competitor. Liverpool is also there and will fight [against Bolton Wanderers] tomorrow [this evening].

"I prefer to play against lower teams because the possibility to survive is higher.

"The FA Cup is a title and I am living for titles.

"It is not as important for the coach as the club, the fans and the players. That is the sequence.

"But I won a title in my first year everywhere where I worked."

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