Bastian Schweinsteiger admits Manchester United must work harder to make the fans feel proud again.
Louis van Gaal‘s side suffered an early exit in the Champions League after a 3-2 defeat to Wolfsburg in Germany.
The 30-year-old was recently served with a three-match suspension after he stuck out his left arm and caught the West Ham defender Winston Reid in the throat, he will be unavailable against Bournemouth, Stoke and Norwich City.
United players have talked the talk this season, Schweinsteiger included, but they haven’t walked the walk enough. There have been fleeting performances – Everton away particularly – where excitement builds about the quality of the team but they are far and few between.
As it stands, United are stuck in a lull and are out of the Champions League as a consequence. The only way to get out of that is to start winning games, so we need to switch away from the 0-0 mindset and start attacking with intent against every team.
United, and van Gaal, have a big opportunity to respond in emphatic fashion after the Wolfsburg disappointment with a proper attacking display against Bournemouth. If we don’t take that and we revert to character with mundane football, frustration and pressure from fans, and the press, is going to start piling up.