Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has admitted he is worried about fans booing at Old Trafford following some subpar displays this season.
Supporters inside Old Trafford have often voiced their displeasure at the team’s performances at points this term, most recently following the dismal 0-0 draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday.
Van Gaal admitted he is concerned about the situation but insisted fans must be patient with the team.
“Of course [I’m worried about the booing], because the fans have to be happy,” van Gaal said.
“You are playing for the fans, so you cannot deny that. But also you have to see how our opponents are playing against us, and when you see how they play, you know the difficulty of organising against that type of opponent.
“We are still not lucky in finishing the chances. We are creating chances, and when we are not creating, then maybe I am worried.
“But we are not giving much away. That is why we are second in the league and second in our Champions League group.”
United have a rich history of attacking football and van Gaal’s methodical, possession-based approach goes completely against that.
While it is important to remember that United are in the midst of a rebuilding process, it is easy to see why supporters are losing patience with the team. They will have to be much better against Leicester City this weekend than they were against PSV if they want to take a positive result away from the King Power stadium.