Van Gaal: I want to win the FA Cup for Manchester United's fans

The Dutchman is desperate to deliver a trophy for the club's supporters after an up-and-down 2014-15 campaign thus far but is expecting a tricky assignment at Preston on Monday
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal wants to win the FA Cup for the club's fans as his side prepare for their fourth round tie with Preston North End on Monday.

The Dutchman is looking to pick up his first major trophy since moving to England and believes that the FA Cup is a realistic target - with United having last won the competition in 2005.

However, as with previous ties against Yeovil Town and Cambridge United, Van Gaal knows another lower-league scrap is on the cards in Monday's clash at Deepdale.

He told MUTV: "It’s always the same because you know the world is for the underdog and we have to play away under the same circumstances as at Cambridge or Yeovil, so it shall be very difficult.

"You know that they play more or less with two rows of four and a striker who is dropping in, as did Cambridge and Yeovil and also the last [league] games, for example Queens Park Rangers and Burnley. It is always difficult to play against a defending team.

"It’s our goal to win a [trophy] and I hope to win one for the fans of Manchester United. It could be the FA Cup but it’s very easy to say that. It’s not so easy to reach the final and then win the final – that is difficult."