Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal: 'Win over West Bromwich Albion crucial'

Van Gaal: 'Victory is crucial'
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Louis van Gaal says that Manchester United need to win their match against West Bromwich Albion in order to pick up momentum following the international break.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes that his team need to take all three points from West Bromwich Albion on Monday night following the international break.

After a poor start to the season, the Red Devils recently grabbed back-to-back wins in the Premier League and reside fourth in the table after seven games.

On Monday, Van Gaal's side will travel to The Hawthorns to face Alan Irvine's team, who have lost three in their last five league matches.

"West Brom are very difficult to beat, especially at their home, but we have to start with a victory after the international break," Van Gaal told reporters. "I have confidence in my players and that's important, but it's more important they have confidence in the manager and staff."

The Dutchman has also confirmed that all of his players came through their international duties unscathed.

Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal gives a thumbs up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford on September 14, 2014
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