Louis van Gaal says Manchester United “are a bigger club” and he does not regret turning down Tottenham in the summer of 2014 on their offer for him to manage the team. United are currently fifth place following a 3-0 defeat by the Spurs at White Hart Lane on Sunday. However, van Gaal maintains that "The challenge was bigger for me at Manchester United and shall always be bigger, I'm sorry for Tottenham but Manchester United is a bigger club."
He also chastised the reporter who had asked him whether he had regretted choosing United over Spurs saying "It is a little bit pathetic you asked that, it’s easy to ask that but, ok, you enjoy yourself." After Van Gaal signed a three-year deal at Old Trafford, Tottenham appointed former Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino as boss. Under Pochettino, the Spurs have emerged as the closest challengers to Leicester City, who are leading after beating Sunderland 2-0.