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Reaction to Schalke v Bayern

‘We’re top, which is as it should be’

Bayern capped a fine week by winning 2-1 with ten men away to their closest rivals and returning to the top of the Bundesliga, a huge boost to morale ahead of Wednesday’s Manchester United clash. “That was a must-win match,“ reflected skipper Mark van Bommel after a second win at the Veltins Arena in ten days. “We’re top, which is as it should be,“ the Dutch midfielder declared.

Reaction to Schalke v Bayern

Louis van Gaal: “We allowed them very few chances today, none at all in the second half and not many in the first half either. We’ve scored two very good goals, so I’m extremely pleased. We knew it would be difficult after we went a man down, but we also knew Schalke would have problems taking the initiative. We closed down the space well, and fortunately that was enough. I’ve always said your position in the table matters on the last day, not on Matchday 29. But we’re back on top of the league, and we’re still in with a shout in three competitions, which is unbelievable.“