Manchester: Manager Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's chances of finishing in the Premier League top four remain in their own hands after they returned to winning ways against Crystal Palace.
United recorded a victory for the first time in four attempts, but they made hard work of their 1-0 triumph against a spirited but limited Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday.
"I am happy with the three points and we stay in the race to end in the places that we want to be in," Van Gaal said. "We stay two points behind fourth place. It's in our hands and that's important."