Delivering an honest opinion of the current Manchester United campaign, Louis Van Gaal has admitted that his Manchester United players have failed to meet expectations this season.
The Red Devils currently sit in 6th place in the Premier League table – 4 points short of 4th placed, and local rivals, Manchester City.
This season hit a new low for the United on Thursday as Liverpool dumped them out of Europe.
Even though Manchester United played really well to salvage a draw – it was not enough to see them through as Liverpool had inflicted enough damage on them in the first leg at Anfield.
After being dumped out of Europe twice this year, the FA Cup remains the only chance for United and Van Gaal to salvage some pride from this campaign.
They will travel to Boleyn Ground later this month to face West Ham in an effort to book a place in the semi finals.
But with the odds stacked against them going into the Manchester derby on Saturday, Louis Van Gaal had some brutal words for his Manchester United players:
“Yes [we have fallen below expectations], but then you have to analyse the circumstances, how I have to work. I am never feeling that I am under pressure. I do what I have to do.”
Even in this moment of despair, Louis Van Gaal didn’t hold himself back from criticising the English media.
“I think for four months [the press] have been writing that I shall be sacked, or not? Four months already. Do you think that is logical or normal?” added Van Gaal.
As difficult as it might sound, a win against Manchester City on Sunday would epitomise the chances of a top 4 finish for the Red Devils.