Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal, admits he may have been stupid to invite people to analyse his united reign after only three months. He took over in July 2014 and three months have now passed, with many now holding Van Gaal to his word and running the rule over his short tenure.
Van Gaal still believes he was right in saying what he did as he was stressing that it will take time for people to buy into and learn his philosophy at United. However, he finds himself now fighting off questions from the media now his first three months have expired.
The 63-year-old said at a press conference: “I have said it was very stupid to say three months because then you (media) are only talking about three months.
“It is always the performance that counts, but the performance always goes up and down. Then we rise. When that date is, or what that match is, depends.”
With United having an indifferent start to the season, despite being fourth prior to this weekends games and only three points behind rivals Manchester City, Van Gaal expects the process to take time but hopefully things will settle down and performances improving. He highlights a need to play for 90 minutes and finish games off rather than the recent games against West Ham and Everton where United ended up holding on to claim back to back victories.
“I don’t think points are very important in the process. It’s the game, it’s the style, it’s the formation, it’s the philosophy that we have to judge and not the points. The points are coming when we are playing good, and not only good for 60 minutes, but 90 minutes.”
United can return to fourth with a victory over West Bromwich Albion tonight at the Hawthorns.