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Press Conference Notes 25/08/2015 – Little explanation for Herrera’s lack of participation

After arriving in Brugge, Belgium, Louis van Gaal faced the press to answer questionson the second leg of Manchester United’s Champions League qualifier. Last week’s encounter ended 3-1 with a last minute winner from ‘Plan B’ Marouane Fellaini, who joined the manager in the press room.

– Louis van Gaal says the game in Brugge is the biggest of the season, as aim was to be in the Champions League.

– Speaking about Marouane Fellaini this season, the manager said: “This year he will play as a no.9 and no.10, rather than 6 and 8, because there we have other players.”

– van Gaal on the starting eleven to face Club Brugge and Ander Herrera’s lack of game time: “You shall see. We need every player because the Premier League demands so much. I have to rotate.”

– Fellaini on his first season as a Manchester United player: “I know my first season was difficult – it’s in the past. Now I’m looking to do well and score goals.”

– When Januzaj, Lingered, Pereira and McNair were all named dropped, the boss had this to say, not sounding like a man convinced our business this summer is done: “Those players will play more or less minutes depending on what happens in the transfer period.”

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