Manchester: Louis van Gaal admitted Manchester United's latest contribution to the race for the Champions League was not enough to get Old Trafford excited.
Louis van Gaal
Yet the United manager believes his side's stodgy 1-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday was enough to send out a message to Manchester City and West Ham.
"It was a marvellous goal," said Van Gaal of 18-year-old Marcus Rashford's seventh goal in 12 first-team appearances.
"I agree that we have to give more entertainment for the fans but the most important thing was to win the game," the Dutchman added.
"We have to look at Manchester City and also West Ham and Southampton and we have made it very clear that we want to win. "But of course it was not the best match of Manchester United this season."