Manchestrer United have been under immense pressure after losing their fourth successive match in all competitions, on Boxing Day, and now manager Louis van Gaal seems to be unsure whether he has the trust of his players.
The Red Devils are on a horrendous run of form that has seen them crash out of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League and also slip down to the sixth position in the Premier League table.
There has been a lot of speculation about Van Gaala s future at Manchester United, especially with a lot of fans and former players calling for his sacking.
The fact that a manager of the stature of Jose Mourinho is also available now, after being sacked by Chelsea FC has not helped Van Gaala s cause, with many believing that the Portuguese is the best man to revive the teama s fortune.
The Dutchman sounded unsure about his future at the club, when asked if hea s the right man for the hotseat at Old Trafford.
a That is now the big issue. I have tried to do everything but the pressure shall be higher and higher with every match. That is the problem now,a he was quoted saying in the Daily Mirror, on the eve of the crucial match against Chelsea FC.
United badly need a win from somewhere
With four straight losses, Van Gaal is nowhere near to endearing himself with the Manchester United faithful and another loss in the next game against Chelsea FC could see them drop to as low as eighth position on the EPL table.
a Ita s very difficult, because we have to recover. We need a victory and thata s very important,a said Van Gaal.
However, Chelsea FC are on a poor run of their own, languishing at the 15th place on the Premier League table and it would be interesting to see which of these two floundering teams come out on top.