United's six-game Premier League winning streak came to an end, but Van Gaal said: “I am not frustrated, I am very proud of my team. We played the best match of this season. But in football you can lose in spite of being the better team.
“We were the dominant team on the pitch. We created more chances. We were always in their half. It was an unbelievable performance.”
Jose Mourinho was just as pleased after seeing his team move so close to the title. “The team was fantastic,” he said. When asked about John Terry saying the players almost felt champions, however, he warned that they were not there yet. “I am not happy if John said that,” he said. “We need eight points to be champions. Football is not about 'if', it's not about 'almost', it's about mathematics.
“When mathematically it's done, it's done, we celebrate. But until that moment, we need two victories and two draws.”
The Independent on Sunday
Original source: Van Gaal proud of United