‘My stupid fault’ – Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal on three-month period talks

Angry Louis van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admits that he should not have asked the British media to judge his work after three months.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted his mistake in asking the media to judge his work after three months.

Back in July, the Dutchman said: ‘Every club where I have been, I’ve struggled for the first three months... When we survive the first three months, it will be the same as for me as it was at Bayern Munich.

'At Bayern, after the first three months, we were sixth or seventh and we were third in our Champions League group. We had to win at Juventus and did – that was the turning point.

'Now United have me, a new manager, so new chances for the players. But we have to create a way of playing that isn’t the same as before, and that’s difficult for them'.

The three months are now up, and the British media have started analysing him and judging his work at Old Trafford.

During Friday’s press conference, Van Gaal was asked how he himself thinks he has done in the past three months.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach has now admitted that he should not have mentioned about the three-month period.

‘That was also my stupid fault, I think, that I mentioned a period, exactly three months, so I have to answer a lot of questions about the three months’, Van Gaal told MUTV.

‘I believe in my philosophy and Manchester United believe in that philosophy, because of that I am here. That needs time, maybe more time, or maybe the match against West Bromwich Albion is the start of a new period. We have to wait and see’.

Van Gaal has not done that badly so far at United. Heading into this weekend’s round of matches, the Red Devils find themselves fourth in the Premier League table with 11 points from seven games.

Although United’s performances have not been great or consistent, there is every possibility that Van Gaal will make the team as perfect as possible in the coming weeks.

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