Louis van Gaal sat down with the media on Thursday afternoon to take his weekly press conference, after the 5-3 defeat to Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, journalists were keen to hear what the United boss had to say.
You can watch the whole press conference below, but also, here are some of Louis van Gaal’s quotes from today’s presser:
“I don’t think the players have [seen a different side to me this week]
“I don’t think my players are robots – they are human beings and human beings make errors. I am also a manager who always wants to evaluate and discuss things. That’s the way I do things. I have done it, this week is no different.
“It’s happened, it’s about overcoming things. It’s not a regular occurrence – when you see our figures in the Premier League, apart from this [Leicester] match, then we are defending well.
“The average is conceding less than one goal I think and we have scored a lot of goals. I think we are fifth or sixth [in this situation]. I see it differently to a lot of journalists.”
Manchester United are looking to get back to winning ways when West Ham visit Old Trafford this Saturday. Van Gaal admits that being Manchester United manager is his toughest job. He added:
“At this moment this is maybe my toughest job but we have to see in a year
“We cannot say it about one week with the injuries. As a manager you know already in advance that it’s a big challenge. This club is in a transition. What you don’t know in advance is what the hard moments will be.
“At the start we won all of our games but now we are in difficult circumstances. We should have won last weekend – we had to win when we were 3-1 up. If we had we would have been two points off second place.
“But because of the loss you are now questioning me. If we won then it would have been different. We will overcome things – the season lasts a long time.”