Louis van Gaal: Manchester United in a ‘bad period’ following defeat against Norwich City

by Ben Topliss

Louis van Gaal has admitted that Manchester United are experiencing a “bad period” following the 2-1 defeat against Norwich City on Saturday.

Man United put in an awful display against the Canaries and were deservedly beaten thanks to goals from Cameron Jerome and Alexander Tettey.

Van Gaal has been under huge pressure at Old Trafford after a run of poor results and the loss against Norwich felt like the nail in the coffin for van Gaal.

Asked if the pressure on him is building, the Dutchman said: ”That’s the football world. I know that, my board knows that, my players know that. We’re not used to that because normally we win, so it’s a difficult period.

“We’ve lost three matches in a row so it’s not happening so much for Manchester United. We can’t accept that and that’s why I have to repeat, we have to stick together and believe in ourselves. I’ve encountered these circumstances also with other teams and other staff. The main thing is that you have to be professional and do the things that you have to do and work very hard to come out of this bad period.”

‘Bad period’ is putting it lightly. United have now won 4 out of 14 matches, are out of the Capital One Cup and Champions League and are in serious danger of fading away in the Premier League.

The players look disinterested and van Gaal’s philosophy seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Results simply hasn’t been good enough and it feels like it’s finally time for van Gaal to leave the club.

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