21 Dec 2015

LVG worried about his job

7:35 am on 21 December 2015

The Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he's "worried" about his job after his side's shock 2-1 loss to Norwich in the English Premier League yesterday.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The result handed United a third defeat in a row in all competitions and are now winless in six games.

Asked if he feared for his position, van Gaal said: "Yes of course I am worried about that because I know that belief in a manager is very important."

The 64 year old Dutchman could not give a definite answer when asked if he will be given time to turn the situation around at Old Trafford.

"Yes I think so but I never know, in this world, you never know. It is not up to me, but we shall see," he added.

'I am - or shall I say was - a successful manager'

Van Gaal is out of contract at the end of the 2016-17 season and there has been speculation that Jose Mourinho will become the next United manager after being sacked by Chelsea last week.

The Portuguese says he wants an immediate return to management and has been linked with the Old Trafford job, as has Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola who is to clarify his own future today.

"That's the football world. I know that, my board knows that, my players know that," van Gaal said when asked if the pressure was building on him."

Defeat meant Manchester United have now gone six games in all competitions without victory for the first time since 1998.