Louis van Gaal has sung the praises of Manchester United fans, particularly after the difficult start to the season, with him pointing to the support as the thing that has stood out to him the most since joining the club.

The thing that has pleased me most is the fans, they are amazing. We started the season poorly, but in spite of that they have supported us, they have great belief in their squad and manager. I want to thank them because they’ve been very important in our weaker moments. In terms of the team, I think it has to be our fighting spirit, and I think that’s why the fans have supported us every week. In some matches we’ve been behind, the players have had to fight until the end, and they’ve done that successfully.