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Louis van Gaal ahead of Spurs, gives update on Falcao's form


Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he is happy with what he saw in training following the disappointing FA Cup exit at the hands of Arsenal.

The Red Devils host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in what will be a crucial game in the race for a top four finish.

And van Gaal is optimistic ahead of the game.

"I am very pleased with the reaction from the players this week and I hope we can show that against Spurs," van Gaal said.

"It is the first of the 10 matches we have to play in the rat-race.

"It is not easy to play Tottenham because I like Tottenham, I like also the process in Tottenham because you can see that a lot of experienced players are not playing and a lot of youngsters are playing.

"In spite of that they are also very close and are playing attacking football."

Asked about the future of striker Radamel Falcao, the Dutchman explained: "We are looking for the solution.

"You can give fantastic performances in another country but not in the country that you are present for. That is not the first example and it will not be the last example.

"In a club like Manchester United it is more difficult than in a minor club because here he has his competitors. Now Wayne [Rooney] is playing there and Wayne is scoring so you always have to compare players with each other but you need also luck."

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