Louis van Gaal has admitted it will be the “end of the world” for him if he does not turn around Manchester United’s fortunes.
Man United were knocked out of the Champions League following defeat against Wolfsburg last week before suffering a 2-1 loss against Bournemouth in the Premier League.
United are now without a win in all competitions in their last five games. Van Gaal insisted he has the backing of the board but that he needs to improve results.
“I have the full confidence of my board and my players, that is what I feel. That is like that, but we have to get results, we have to win,” van Gaal said.
“We know that, the players know that, I know that and the members of staff know that. There is no doubt that we have to win because when you lose too much then even for me it is the end of the world.”
Van Gaal’s situation has not been helped by Jose Mourinho’s sacking by Chelsea this week and the reported availability of Pep Guardiola this summer.
As United continue to play an awful brand of football and disappoint in terms of results, some fans are questioning why the club would stick with van Gaal rather than going for proven, world-class managers. It is a precarious situation for the Dutchman and he needs to get a run of victories under his belt if he is to relieve some of the pressure on him.