Manchester: Manchester United are undergoing a difficult time this season, but manager Louis van Gaal has insisted that there is very little difference between his team and title contenders Tottenham Hotspur.

Louis van Gaal
Louis van Gaal

Tottenham have been one of the best teams in the English Premier League (EPL) this season and are currently second on the league table.

"We have beaten Tottenham 1-0 (earlier in the season) and until the 70th minute (of the last match) I think we were the better team, but then (there was) a miscommunication. So, I don't think there is a lot of distance between Tottenham and Manchester United, but the distance is in points," Van Gaal said.

"They have won more, they are scoring more and that's because they have more creative players," he added. The former Netherlands coach however, admitted that United need to add a creative player to the squad.

"It's always the case. I have said in advance what we need and in my opinion I don't have a senior creative player. Everybody knows that," van Gaal said.