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Van Gaal admits failure to meet Man U fans’ expectations


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London: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has expressed his disappointment over his failure to live up the expectations of his fans.

“I’m very disappointed I cannot reach the expectations of the fans. They have, or they had, great expectations of me, and I cannot fulfill them, so I am very frustrated, “the Dutchman was quoted as saying by

Earlier, United fans expressed their frustration with a torrent of boos on Van Gaal during his side’s 0-1 defeat at the hands of Southampton in their Premier League clash at the Old Trafford.

Reflecting on their performances, the 64-year-old said that United had been working hard, but things were not turning out in their favour.

“You cannot say it is that aspect or that aspect, because there are different aspects that play a role and we are not very lucky with our injuries. But nevertheless, we had to win, and we could have won, but it is not happening,” Van Gaal said.

United are currently fifth in the league standings and have dropped 10 points behind surprise league leaders Leicester City. They will next lock horns with Stoke City on February 3.