Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal admitted that he needs his team to start winning or he could end up getting sacked like Jose Mourinho.
The United manager spoke ahead of United’s game against Norwich City at Old Trafford on Saturday. The Dutchman was surprised to hear about Mourinho getting sacked from Chelsea, but admitted that the way it works in soccer when the result aren’t up to par.
“It was a big surprise for me, I didn’t expect that,’ van Gaal told the Daily Mail. “He’s a fantastic manager with a record that nobody has in this football world, but it is still possible.
“The main thing is always of course the results and, second, the chemistry between the players and manager and his staff. I cannot judge what was happening in Chelsea, but I was very surprised.”
The Dutchman was asked if that means that no manager is safe from firing, he replied:
“It’s like that bit we know that in advance,” van Gaal said. “It’s this world. I have the full confidence of my board and my players, I feel, and it’s like that.
“But we have to get results, we have to win, we know that – the players know it, I know it, and my staff know it. We have to win because when you lose too much it’s the end of the world for me also.”
United has only won one out of the last six games as they head into the weekend’s fixture against 18th-placed Norwich.