Van Gaal brands Manchester United unrest talk ‘a bit crazy’

Date published: Friday 18th December 2015 1:35

Louis van Gaal: Manager under pressure at Old Trafford

Louis van Gaal has denied reports of unrest in his Manchester United squad as a “little bit crazy” and has outlined his confidence that his players can turn things around.

There have been reports of unrest within the United camp over results and the style the team are playing under Van Gaal.

But when asked if the chemistry between him and his players was fine, Van Gaal said: “Yes, it’s fine – but I’ve said that already more than once.

“I have seen articles that it’s not like that. It’s a bit crazy I think, but that is this world.”

Van Gaal is confident that he has the backing of the players and club’s hierarchy, although knows United need to start winning quickly, saying too many losses “for me it’s the end of the world.”

The Dutchman – whose side are out of the Champions League and six points behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League – said: “I have the full confidence of my board and my players, I feel.

“But we have to get results. We have to win, and we know that – the players know it, I know it and my staff know it.

“We have to win because when you lose too much, also for me it’s the end of the world.”

United have drawn four of their last six home games 0-0 and some United fans have been voicing their frustration at matches with boos and shouts of “attack, attack, attack”.

Asked about that disgruntlement and whether he felt the supporters were still with him, Van Gaal said: “It’s always like that when you lose.

“The board of directors can see what you can do as a manger in practice but the fans cannot see that, so when you lose you need the belief of the fans, and that is a question for the fans not the manager to answer.”

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