It’s hard times at Old Trafford, as Manchester United are winless in six, bounced out of the Champions League and slowly falling down the Premier League table.
Rumors have surfaced that Louis Van Gaal‘s job could be on the line, which led to the manager storming out of his press conference on Wednesday.
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With a trip to Stoke City on Boxing Day, United is in desperate need of a result to stop this recent skid, as criticism on the manager and the players is at a high.
Speaking to Sky Sports, captain Wayne Rooney said that despite confidence being low, players are fighting for the manager and ready to turn things around.
Of course we haven’t won games in the last few weeks and it’s normal the confidence will be a bit lower. We need to try and lift it because we have tough games coming up.
You have a lot of people talking about things they believe are happening when in reality the people writing that stuff don’t know anything that’s happening.
We’re fighting for the manager and trying to get results to turn this around.
United’s six-match winless streak in all competitions is the club’s longest since 1998, with their last win coming more than a month ago against Watford.
After climbing to the top of the table in late September, United has now fallen to fifth, their lowest position of the season.
Luckily for the Red Devils, they boast an outstanding record on Boxing Day. In 21 matches on December 26, United has won 18 times and lost just once.