Angel Di Maria is fit for Manchester United’s showdown with Chelsea on Sunday.
”Di Maria it should not so heavy and it is not heavy,” said Van Gaal. ”He only did not train on the first day, but he has trained since Thursday.
”But I cannot say that one other player is returning. Michael Carrick will play in London tonight against West Ham reserves, because I believe he needs to play matches especially when you are out of five months.”
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Van Gaal reckons league leaders Chelsea have already shown they are the team to beat this season.
The United boss said: ”They are one of the top and so is Man City and Jose has worked more than one year with his team and he didn’t win any prizes.
”You have to build up and playing like a team. I want my teams to do that. Play like a team for 90 minutes. We did that I think vs West Brom, but we made individual errors.”
”I think Costa will play,” said Van Gaal. ”I think he can play maybe because I have read on the websites that he has trained this week. I also have my eyes open.
”He has scored nine out of seven which is remarkable. He is in good shape but he was ill yesterday.”
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