Louis Van Gaal Says Beaten Manchester United Getting Closer to Leading EPL Teams

Manchester United F.C., who have made their worst start to a season since 1986, suffered a 1-0 loss to Manchester City in season's first derby.

Updated: November 03, 2014 10:06 IST
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Wayne Rooney, bottom, in action with Manchester City's goalkeeper Joe Hart.

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Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal feels his side are getting closer to the Premier League's leading teams despite having made their worst start to a season since 1986.

After drawing 1-1 with league leaders Chelsea the previous weekend, United lost 1-0 at derby rivals Manchester City on Sunday, with Sergio Aguero scoring the winning goal after United defender Chris Smalling was sent off.

United also lost Argentine centre-back Marcos Rojo to a dislocated shoulder, but although the result left the 20-time champions 13 points adrift of Chelsea, Van Gaal believes they are making progress.

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