Manchester United boss remains confident despite shaky start

Louis Van Gaal has told the press how everybody will be happy he is United boss.

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal remains confident in his own ability despite a poor start to life as United boss.

The Dutch boss arrived at Old Trafford with a reputation as a master tactician and an excellent motivator, evident by the Dutch national team’s World Cup display under his guidance.

The Red Devils’ pre-season tour of the US was the perfect platform for Van Gaal to get his feet under the table and victories over AS Roma and Real Madrid were met with incredible optimism ahead of this season’s Premier League campaign.

Fast forward six weeks, however, and results - two Premier League draws and one defeat plus an embarrassing 4-0 League Cup thrashing at MK Dons – have left many questioning whether the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss is the man for the job.

Despite the criticism, Van Gaal has assured the Old Trafford faithful that he has what it takes to succeed and pleaded that with time, everyone connected to the club will be happy he is here.

“You have to survive because, nowadays, the fans are asking for results and that is the question – can I receive enough time to do all the steps we have to do? He said, quoted by the Mirror.

“But we can still be the champions in England now, in my first year. Maybe you shall laugh, but also in my former clubs I have started like this, so for me it’s not big news or different. You don’t have to think that I’m playing a role. I am ­confident, because everywhere I have been before I have showed it. That’s why. Not because of other things.”

“I don’t believe it won’t work at Manchester United. I believe that, at the end of the process, I think everybody will be happy I was here.”

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