Louis van Gaal: I’m the right man to lead Manchester United

by Ben Topliss

Louis van Gaal has insisted he has no doubt he is the right man to lead Manchester United.

Man United were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage following a 3-2 loss against Wolfsburg this week, while they exited the Capital One Cup in meek fashion earlier on this term.

The pressure on van Gaal has ramped up as a result, with some fans calling for the Dutchman to be sacked. However, van Gaal insisted he is “working very hard” in an effort to turn things around.

“No, I don’t have any doubts,” van Gaal said.

“You can lose and you can win in sport – you have to accept that. As a manager you have to work very hard and I am working very hard. My players are also working hard and we do everything that we can do, so the problem is that we have to meet with the expectations and the expectations at a club like Manchester United are very high.”

United’s football is dire, results haven’t been good enough and there is a general feeling of discontent surrounding Old Trafford.

The tide is turning against van Gaal and he needs to turn things around, quickly. Anything less than three points against Bournemouth this weekend would be a disaster, although United will be without eight first-team players for the clash due to injury.

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