Van Gaal: “Expectations at Manchester United are too high”

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has deemed the expectations surrounding the club as ‘too high’, as the club attempt to round off a disappointing campaign with the FA Cup.

Speaking at the club’s annual awards ceremony, the Dutchman was in reliably bullish mood:”We have to meet the expectations of the biggest club in the world. Expectations are too high.”

Van Gaal’s job has been the subject of intense speculation since December after the club’s early exit from the Champions League was followed by a an eight game streak without a win. But the former Bayer Munich boss wished to deflect the attention towards the media:

“When the media is writing for six months I am sacked already… I can cope with that. It is not new for me. For my players, it is not so easy.

“They are reading every day. What do you think about my authority? What do you think about the way they want to follow my advice, when their coach is showed like a nobody because I cannot do anything? But I am not like that. I am very arrogant. I am one of the best managers of the world.”