Louis van Gaal admits another defeat for Manchester United could be “the end of the world for me too” after Jose Mourinho left Chelsea.
Mourinho parted ways with the Blues just seven months after winning the Premier League title, with the reigning champions in 16th after losing nine of their 16 games.
United and Van Gaal are faring much better, but the Dutchman has still come in for intense criticism so far this season, particularly for the club’s playing style.
Fourth-placed United head into Saturday’s clash with Norwich at Old Trafford without a win in each of their last five fixtures, a sequence which has seen them score just four goals.
“I have the full confidence of the my board and players,” said Van Gaal. “We have to get results. We have to win, we know that. There is no doubt about it.
“When you lose too much, then it will be the end of the world for me too.
“Every game has its own pressure. Every week you have to do it in different circumstances. Three or four players are coming back.
“Wayne Rooney and Ander Herrera have trained the full week. We have other players who have trained just one day so there is too much risk. In these circumstance, you have to take a risk. only the preparation is the same.
“We always prepare very good about the quality of the opponents and our gameplan. They are doing their utmost best. We have to give the results everyone is expecting.”