Van Gaal: United were not good enough to win.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that his side were not good enough to beat Norwich City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday.

The Red Devils lost 2-1 to slip to fifth position on the Premier League table, with the Dutchman admitting he is fearing for his job, just days after Jose Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea.

However, Van Gaal says they have to stick together and bounce back to winning ways.

"We were not good enough to win; that is a fact, we have lost," he said as quoted. The fans are expecting that we win and we expect the same. We have never lost this season at home and we are in a bad period and you can see what (a lack of) confidence is doing to my players. We have to stick together now and come out of this bad period, but you have seen this is not so easy.

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"I have to say I like the attitude of the fans because, after the 2-0 scoreline, they stood behind the players and they were supporting the team, which is the most important thing and I was pleased with that. Of course they were disappointed and are yelling after this defeat, but we are just as frustrated that we haven't won this game.

"We had two big chances (after the Martial goal): the fantastic cross from Ashley Young, which we have to score, and also the Smalling chance. We created the chances but we didn't finish them and I have said that for a long time.

"It is possible to turn this (bad form) around because of the many matches we have coming up, but it is difficult. We have to show our professional attitude and to come out of this very bad period."

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