Van Gaal happy with narrow win

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was satisfied after his team beat Aston Villa 1-0 in a game of limited chances.

Belgian winger Adnan Januzaj, starting in the league for the first time since February, scored the only goal of the match after half an hour to make it two wins from two for van Gaal and United.

"We played better than last week and it was an away match so I'm very a happy," the Dutch boss told Sky Sports. "We kept the ball well in the first 20 minutes and scored a wonderful goal.

"After that I think we were nervous because we lost the ball easily. But, in the second half, once the substitutes came on, we played very controlled and could have scored more than the one goal.

"I made substitutions to retain the ball and to profit from the will of Aston Villa, who were high up the pitch and there was a lot of space behind.

"We only gave one chance away this evening and that was very good. The few shots on target does not bother me because you have to score one more than your opponent and that's the result.

"We don't give many chances away and every game we have had more chances than the opponent. The result gives our squad confidence and I changed my line-up and it didn't matter."