Fat wages attract players to Man United: van Gaal

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Manchester, April 10 (IANS) Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal on Sunday said top players around the world will continue finding their way to the English football club because of fat wages.

He also said that the stars would come even if they do not qualify for the Champions League next season.

“Playing in the Champions League is very important for players,” van Gaal was quoted as saying by goal.com.

“But I also think that Manchester United are big enough to attract top players. Qualifying for the Champions League would help me when I am speaking to players in the summer. It always helps.”

“But I want to stress that Manchester United are such a big club, and our salaries are so good here, that players will come here even if we don’t qualify for the Champions League,” he added.

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The Dutchman also insisted they have not given up on chasing Manchester City in the English Premier League standings who are four points ahead of them in the fourth spot.

“If Manchester City win all their games then we cannot close the gap – and the same is true with Arsenal,” the 64-year-old added.

“Those teams have to lose before we can catch them, but it is definitely possible.”

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