Following Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, Louis van Gaal was looking ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Everton.

Everton are going through a bad patch at the moment, and last night lost 4-0 to Liverpool, Ramiero Funes Mori getting sent off and therefore absent for Wembley on Saturday.

Of course the semi-final is not nothing. I came to England to win titles and now are very close. But first we have to beat Everton and that is not so easy. Also when they have lost to Liverpool 4-0, with 10 men it is difficult against Liverpool I think.

Selection is not so difficult because you are following what you see, what your philosophy is, what the game plan is. Now you have to convince the players why you select that way. That is much more important.