Louis van Gaal hopes Manchester United’s midweek win over Stoke can provide the springboard for a leap back up the table.
United produced one of their best displays of the season as they brushed aside the Potters 3-0 in the Barclays Premier League at Old Trafford.
It was a vast improvement on their previous outing at home, when they went down to a dismal 1-0 loss to Southampton and were booed off, with manager Van Gaal taking some heavy criticism. That Saints defeat also saw United fail to register a first-half goal for the 11th home game in succession, but Van Gaal thinks the corner was turned against Stoke.
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United will now hope to build some momentum as they travel to Chelsea on Sunday.
Van Gaal said: "I think the players have that confidence with them at this moment. We have scored two times in the first half also. I hope it shall give them that boost to continue.