Britainâ€™s biggest club Manchester United missed out on the top four this season and entry into next seasonâ€™s Champions League, but Louis Van Gaal now says winning the FA Cup would be a bigger achievement.
Van Gaal despite having an underwhelming season, with his job constantly linked to Jose Mourinho has a chance to win the F.A cup on Saturday, as Man U tackle sCrystal palace in Wembley.
â€œI think the interest of the club is much more important and the interest of the fans is more important than those of the manager,â€ said Van Gaal during his pre-match press conference according to Manutd.com.
â€œOf course, you have your own aims and thatâ€™s one of the aims I have had always, so itâ€™s always exciting when you are so close, but close is not enough â€“ you have to win it. A club like Manchester United needs silverware.
â€œI have read that the last FA Cup was 2004 so itâ€™s a long time ago, so also for Manchester United itâ€™s a big title I think, especially as it was a long time ago.
â€œWe are very close, but still you have nothing when you donâ€™t win. So itâ€™s always a final you cannot predict.â€
â€œI think it is always important,â€ said Van Gaal. â€œWhen you win silverware, itâ€™s important for the players, because a qualification is not a title.
â€œA title is the FA Cup or championship, because they can look and hold the trophy, so thatâ€™s an exciting moment also. We are playing in the most prestigious temple in England, so everything has confirmed how important this trophy is.
â€œIt is a while since we won anything, so itâ€™s very good if we win something. We have played four matches of the six away, so I think we deserve something also, I think.â€